Happy Father’s Day! Today is the perfect day to do some outdoor “smoking”. I have owned a propane grill for years, just love it. But I have always wanted a charcoal grill to get the real charcoal flavor for some types of food. A few weeks ago, I finally made that leap to a charcoal grill! Last night I attempted my first ever (yes its true) smoked ribs.
This has always been my son’s tradition (I think because it gives him an excuse to drink beer….hehehe)
I found this great blog about smoking ribs without a traditional smoker. See below. I prefer to use “baby back ribs” instead of “St. Louis” style, also I love Wickers instead of apple juice, has a LOT more flavor. And here is my recipe for the “rub”:
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Smoked Paprika
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pasilla Chile Powder
½ teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Powder
1 tablespoon Webers® Smokey Mesquite Seasoning
½ teaspoon Spice Islands® Black Pepper
½ teaspoon Spice Islands® Salt
I also prefer to leave the rub on as long as possible, preferably overnight. One more thing, I wrap my ribs in foil or the first couple of hours of cooking, this is known as “Crunching”.