How to make it

  • Ok, I do my ribs different, what’s new!
  • First cut off the flap of meat on the back side of the ribs.
  • Then using a paper towel pull the membrane off the back side of the slab.
  • I cut the rack into individual pieces. This way the rub and baste penetrates all four sides and each side gets a nice char flavor.
  • Dissolve sugar and salt in a large pot of water enough to cover the ribs for 4 hours. Ribs soak up water and remain moist when cooked.
  • Remove after soaking, place in a bowl or on a plate and apply rub to all sides, mixing up the ribs by hand to get the rub all mixed in.
  • Place ribs and any liquid in a zip lock bag and refrigerate overnight if possible. Try and get at least 1 hour minimum.
  • Remove from zip lock bag and place at one end of a long sheet of heavy duty foil. Then fold the other end over and crimp all edges so nothing can escape.
  • Place on one side of the grill without flame. Indirect cooking.
  • Cook for 3 hours on a lowest flame setting.
  • Carefully open the foil and using thongs, fork, place each rib over the low flame.
  • Baste the top, turn baste again, basting sides as well. Cook until there is a little char like in the pics.
  • These ribs need no other sauce. They are succulent like this, and I quit using extra messy sauce once I learned to use a rub and to baste at the end. Enjoy your ribs!
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The parts to cook   Close
In the sugar solution   Close
Marinating in the bag   Close
Marinated on the foil   Close
Close up marinated 12 hours   Close
Wrapped to cook   Close
Cooked in foil 3 hours   Close
Out of foil not basted   Close
Basted on grill   Close
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Oh Man! Good stuff!   Close
Charred Yumm!   Close
In the bowl to season   Close
Seasoned with rub   Close

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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Terrific! High fiver on this one! :+D
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  • toleliz 14 years ago
    Hey JJ I just knew that you would have a good recipe for ribs and you didn't dissapoint! Pardon a few questions from a Cannuck but what is Apple Cider Sauce and can I make it or can I substitute Apple Cider Vinegar for it? And do you mean Chili sauce that you get in the same aisle as the ketchup or the homemade stuff? I love the step by step photos and your instructions are terrific. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
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  • muppets0401 14 years ago
    love the pics..Im making ribs as I read this recipe.... Wish I looked first..... Sounds wonderful!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    vickycummins ate it and said...
    Great recipe!!! Wonderful pics!!! Makes my mouth water.. I want ribs. NOW!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Okay, this is just not my day. First the oxtails, then the chicken wings and now ribs!!! I can't take it - you're doing my head in. What really gets to me are your great photos of the steps taken to prepare your recipes. I'm sitting here crying. Well, I know for sure that I have chicken wings in the deep freeze so maybe I won't have to go into the bitterly cold weather. You have some awesome recipes and I compliment you on your photography. Thanks so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    txbackyardcook ate it and said...
    Now this is my kind of eating yal! Pass me another BEER Please!
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    These are wonderful......Pictures are awesome...
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    " It was excellent "
    zhiannablu ate it and said...
    FANTASTIC! i take the membrane off too...
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
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  • chefmeow 15 years ago
    Have to agree. The pictures have me drooling. This is now on my must do list, so off to the store to buy the ingredients. Thanks for a great post.
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  • michellem 15 years ago
    These look incredible..I love the pictures too. I wil pass on this recipe to my husband...he's the rib cooker in our family!~M
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  • frankieanne 15 years ago
    Love the step by step pictures! :-)
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