Forgot to post last night’s leftover dinner! Whoopsies! Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs are a go to for my family! I grew up eating and loving them. I’ve altered the tried and true recipe to suit my personal tastes and I won’t go back! The brown sugar allows for an even crispier bark! It’s amazing served with Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Red Beans & Rice and Scalloped Potatoes. Also decided to make a Zucchini Pie to go with it for want of something fresh andgreen.
Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs
• 1 rack of Baby Back Ribs
• 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
• 1 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
• 1 1/2 teaspoons Cayenne
• 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
• 2 teaspoon Salt
• 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
• 1/2 teaspoon Italian Herbs
• 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- Create a brining solution of 2 gallons of hot water, 1 cup kosher salt and 1 cup brown sugar. Mix until dissolved and add in ribs. Seal the container and store in the fridge overnight.
- Rinse ribs and pat dry. Use a sharp paring knife to remove the silver skin by slitting it at one end and pulling it down to the other end.
- Drizzle the ribs with oil and add the seasonings and spices. Rub over the full surface of the ribs. Bottom, top, sides, EVERYWHERE! Wrap in plastic wrap and store in fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat smoker to 225°F.
- Remove the ribs from plastic wrap and place on hot smoker grate. Close the lid and slow smoke for 4-6 hours (make sure to check the pellet level ever hour and a half) or until the internal temperature reaches 150°F.
- Remove from smoker and place on large platter. Tent with foil and rest for 5 minutes.
Looking for a side dish? Try one of these!