Baby Back Ribs
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 3 racks
Baby Back Ribs! Awesomacity at it's finest! (yes, it's a real word!) (ok, maybe not, but it should be!) This is enough rub and braise liquid for three racks
  • Dry Rub
  • 8 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika, or smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅜ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Braise liquid
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  1. To make dry rub, put ingredients into a zip top bag and shake until well mixed.
  2. To make braising liquid, put ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for one to two minutes, immediately before pouring into the tinfoil.
  3. Open the pack of Baby Back Ribs and gently rinse them off. Pat them dry with paper towels.
  4. Evenly spread the dry run on the meaty side. Rub it in, gently.
  5. Put the ribs on the smoker. Warm smoke them for three hours, at around 160 degrees.
  6. Now get a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil, large enough for one rack of ribs plus about four inches on either end. GENTLY put a rack of ribs in the foil, and fold up the sides, crimping the top together, plus one of the ends. Leave the last end open, but a little bent upwards. Do this for all three racks, but be very careful that the bones on the racks don't make holes in the tinfoil.
  7. Now make the braising liquid. Pour ⅓ of it into each tinfoiled rack of ribs. Gently crimp the last end. Put all three of these in your oven on 225 degrees.
  8. Cook for another three hours, or until the bones can gently wiggle, but not quite fall off the meat without pressure.
  9. Careful draining the braising liquid, it will be hot. Cut ribs into two bone pieces and serve, or paint with your favorite BBQ sauce and smoke for another half hour, then cut and serve.
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