Spicy Smoked Spare Ribs Rub
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Spicy Smoked Spare Ribs Rub

An easy rub to give those ribs some kick!

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Your palette will thank you for one of the tastiest takes on baby back ribs you’ll ever create. Now, forget about those “secret recipe rubs,” we’re going to give you a recipe to accomplish this on our own. Enjoy!
Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
2 hours
Serves
4 +
Fuel
Heat Beads® 10kg Original BBQ Briquettes

Ingredients

1 Cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp dry mustard
2 Tbsp onion powder
2 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper

  • Coat the ribs with rub mixture.

    Coat the ribs with rub mixture.

  • Place on grill for 2 hours at 120C.

    Place on grill for 2 hours at 120C.

  • Baste with your favourite sauce at the end of cooking time.

    Baste with your favourite sauce at the end of cooking time.

  • Cut up your ribs and enjoy!

    Cut up your ribs and enjoy!

Method

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients thoroughly. You can store this rub in an airtight container indefinitely.

  1. Preheat smoker to 120ºC for Baby Back Ribs or 135ºC for Spare Ribs.
  2. Trim additional loose skin or meat off pork baby back ribs.
  3. Season the ribs with a heavy coating of the rib rub on both sides of ribs. It’s best to let the ribs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow rub to work it’s way into meat.
  4. Place the seasoned ribs bone side down on grill, or put into foil pan on grate (to keep smoker clean).
  5. Place on smoker; cook for about 2 hours.
  6. Baste the ribs with your preferred barbecue sauce and let cook for another 5 minutes. Don't burn the sauce!
  7. Flip the ribs, with the rib side facing down, then baste with barbecue sauce; cook for about 5 minutes to caramelize the sauce; then remove from grill and serve.

Credit to Smokin’ with Myron Mixon

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