What’s up, my peeps. Are you hanging in there? I took a sabbatical from social media for two weeks and I feel refreshed, but I couldn’t wait to get back to unleashing all the creative ideas I had whirling around in my head.😆
When I was on my sabbatical, I was thinking that I really miss going to all of our food festivals around town. One of my favorite fest that I would try and visit every year was the Naperville RibFest. My goodness, uh-hmm. I do try and get out and support our local restaurants from time to time, especially the smaller neighborhood restaurants, but as I continue to try and protect my family to minimize risk during these unprecedented times, which I’m sure you are doing too, cooking at home has become the new normal.
So today I am grilling spare ribs . Not a big pork eater? Me neither. But who doesn’t love ribs?! I don’t consider myself a barbecue nerd, but I went with spare ribs because they are less expensive than baby back ribs, $2.99 a pound compared to $5.39 a pound at my local market. If you want to know all the barbecue facts, for example, spare ribs versus baby back ribs, head on over here. These pitmasters can provide you with every opinion you can imagine.
But today we are keeping it simple with a simple rub and your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce. Let me know what you think and comment down below.
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- 10 pounds pork spare ribs
- Dry Rub:
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 cups of apple cider vinegar
- Trim membrane from back of ribs.
- Marinate ribs in apple cider vinegar for up to 24 hours.
- For the dry rub, in a mason jar or small bowl combine brown sugar, seasoned salt, garlic powder, dry ground mustard, paprika, and celery salt. Sprinkle rub evenly over ribs.
- For a wood pellet grill, set temperature to 350.
- Spray grill grates with cooking spray.
- Place ribs bone side down on grill rack.
- Closed lid and grill for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until ribs are tendered.
- During the last 30 minutes of grilling, add your favorite barbecue sauce. (optional)