Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Baby Back Ribs

Here's a quick and easy way to get that great smoky flavor in your ribs without spending a lot of time doing it. And you can use your favorite BBQ sauce too! This is all you will need.
Soak some wood chips (we like hickory but you can use whatever you like) for at least 20 minutes before you're ready to put the ribs on the grill.
Of course you'll need some good baby backs.
First salt and pepper both sides. I cut these in half so that they would fit better.
Time to throw 'em on the grill.
In the mean time mix up a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water in a small bowl.
After about six or seven minutes flip 'em over and baste with the vinegar/water mixture, add some wood chips to the fire and smoke away. I've done this on a gas grill and it works but not quite as well. Don't know why...... This will slow down the cooking time, allow the meat to absorb the smoke, and prevent the meat from burning. Repeat this for about 35 minutes or so or until desired doneness. (A quick note about cooking times. I know some of ya'll are going " I don't grill by time. 'Piece a meat like that I just smoke a cigarette and then flip  it". Or a bigger piece of meat might be "When I finish this beer it'll be ready to turn". Or my favorite: "I gonna take a leak and then she'll be ready!". It's not an exact science. What ever works for you.). So now it will look something like this.
Time to add your favorite BBQ sauce We like this on ribs. You can find it at Fresh Market.
Slop it on good on one side, flip it over and do the other.
After about two minutes you should get a char like this.
Two minutes on the other side and it's time to take 'em up.
Let's eat!

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