Friday, August 5, 2011

BBQ Pork Ribs on a Gas Grill

Never have I cooked pork ribs.  I am going to admit something that I'm a bit ashamed of...I don't like to eat any meat that I have to gnaw it off the bone.  My husband on the other hand loves, ribs and chicken wings and chicken legs and such.  Because I am the primary cook, poor Shawn never gets meat off a bone. 

This summer though I have been coming out of my shell a bit.  I have been experimenting with all sorts of foods this summer and have come up with some pretty amazing tasting meals.

So yesterday at the store, while on a hunt for a different dish I came across a rack of pork ribs.  In my cart, the ribs went.  As I drove home I consulted with my sister as to methods on cooking ribs.  She instructed me to sear the rack on both sides and then cook it on low for about 45 minutes.

I also inquired about a friends recent post on facebook on her dry rib rub.  I had never hear of such a thing.  A dry rib rub?  Okay!!  She sent me the recipe that she used. 

Then this afternoon, I did some quick searches on the Internet.  I found lots of bewares for cooking ribs on gas grills.  Most of the reading material warned about cooking your meat too fast and on too high of a heat.  After some brainstorming, I was ready to put together my own rub and recipe for my ribs.

1 tbsp paprika, 1 tbsp cumin, 2 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp dill, 1 tsp crushed red peppers, 1 tbsp garlic salt, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp pepper

1/4 cup brown sugar

Place meat on cookie sheet.  After mixing all ingredients together rub mixture on raw ribs. 

Set temp of grill to a medium heat and cook on both sides till brown.  This rack was 2.33 lbs. 
It was a smaller rack of ribs so it only took about 7 minutes on each side. 
After browning both sides, place ribs on top rack in grill and keep grill at medium heat. 
Begin cooking bones side down.  Cook for about 20-25 minutes. 
Turn when bone side begins to become slightly blackened.
 Flip the ribs meat side down and continue to cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes.
Brush on Bar-B-Que sauce on both sides.  Cook an additional
5-10 minutes on each side but turning the grill down to a low heat and
still keeping on the top rack.  When ribs are done, turn off the grill
and let rest on the grill with lid closed for 10 minutes.
Cut and enjoy!!
Noah sure enjoyed them!!
I think we have ourselves a happy camper.

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