Tomorrow is the 4th of July. A wonderful holiday, celebrated on our homestead every year with friends. And, what’s better than friends and fireworks? Ribs!! Yummy piggies that gave their life to fill our bellies on American’s Birthday!
And, who makes some of the best ribs I’ve ever had?
So what is his secret?
Well, here it is folks.
There is actually two ways, one is smoking them on a BBQ (for those of us who don’t have smokers) and the other is baking them first and then grilling them on a BBQ.
Rub the ribs with a dry rub and bake them in a 225 degree oven for an hour and fifteen or hour and a half in a glass pan covered in foil. Once done they are ready for grilling. If you aren’t ready you can set them aside for a bit, just keep them covered. When you are ready, grill on a super hot fire for about 5 minutes and then turn down the heat. Grill for 25 minutes, turning them and basting them with sauce every 5 minutes.
Rub the ribs with a dry rub and throw on a low heat (about 225 degree) grill for about 4 hours. Do not put the meat on the direct heat source. Instead, put them on the other side of the grill on the unlit burners. For added flavor, add wood chips in a foil tin and place them on the side of the BBQ that is lit. Make sure to watch the heat with the wood chips. If they get too hot, they will catch on fire. Turn and baste just a handful of times, once per hour.
*Trick for keeping them moist! Using a spray bottle, spray apple juice on them every time you turn and baste them.*