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Perfect Baby Back Ribs

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Great ribs are simple with the right equipment. In my case, that’s putting my recent electric smoker purchase to work.  So far I’ve made brisket, pulled pork and now baby back ribs. It’s so easy it doesn’t even feel like cooking.  Though the brisket did take a lot of work, the pulled pork and ribs were pretty much put them in the smoker, forget about them and come back when they should be ready.

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The ribs only took the small effort of coating them with some BBQ rub the night before. Also, the removing of the thin membrane under the rib bones is good too so the rub coats all the meat you’ll be eating.

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The ribs I bought came from my favorite butcher in Los Angeles, Lindy & Grundy. They’re from ReRide Ranch in Lake Hughes, California. The ribs were already perfectly trimmed so I had little prep to do.

 

BBQ Rub

Prep Time: 5 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot smoke paprika
  • 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Put into a shaker for future BBQ needs.

Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time: 15 Mins Cooking Time: 3 Hours 30 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb baby back ribs
  • BBQ Rub
  • 2 oz. apple wood

Directions:

  1. Trim any excess fat on ribs and remove membrane layer on back of rib bones. Rub ribs the night before with a layer of BBQ rub and put in refrigerator until cooking time.
  2. Using 2 ounces of wood, a dry apple wood is best, place ribs in smoker at 225 degrees.* Leave in smoker for 3 1/2 hours.
  3. Serve.
  4. I use a CookShack electric smoker. Times may need to be adjusted for other smokers.