How to Cook Everything, Mark Bitman

This is the rib and rub recipe we use.

  • 4 lbs spareribs
  • ½ T salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • ½ T cumin
  • ½ T. freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ T chili powder
  • 1 T paprika

Mix salt and spices together and rub well into ribs.
Pre-Heat gas grill for 15 minutes. (Only use one burner on medium or low-medium heat)
Place ribs away from heat source (over unlit burner on grill).  Temp should be 300 degrees. (hold hand over cooking ribs with little discomfort)
Turn ribs every 30 minutes.
After 2-6 hours, ribs will have lost much of their fat and developed an unquestionably “cooked” look.  Just before eating, raise heat to high and brown ribs on both sides.  Watch constantly and turn frequently to avoid burning.  Browning should take 10 minutes.

We usually bake in a 250 degree oven for many hours first and then put on the grill at the very end.

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