Friday, January 8, 2010

Baby Back Ribs

Here's a simple recipe for great smoked ribs:

BBQ Sauce

1 1/2 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup tomatoe paste
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (hickory)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for one hour until the sauce is thick. Preheat your smoker to 300 degrees (medium setting for Traeger users). The ribs take me about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to smoke so I start brushing the sauce on at about an hour into smoking and then brush them every ten minutes until done. This keeps them moist and juicy and by the time you're done, there are several coats of baked on sauce. The last five minutes of cooking I turn my smoker all the way up to sear that sauce on the outside. Make sure that the pork gets to an internal temperature of about 165 F and remember that meat continues to cook after removed from heat so I take mine out at 160 or so and let them sit for ten minutes.

Check out how the pitmasters do it:

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