Baby Back Ribs on the Rec Tec Bullseye Grill

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Baby Back Ribs on the Rec Tec Bullseye Grill

In this recipe, we will be smoking baby back ribs on the Rec Tec Bullseye Grill.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbaby back ribs
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time5 hours
Servings4
Calories669kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

  • In this video, we will be smoking baby back ribs on the Rec Tec Bullseye Grill First, we have to prepare the ribs and then mean we need to remove the membrane. Find a really dull butter knife.
    butter knife
  • Starting on the wider part of the ribs slowly lift the membrane using the dull knife. When there is enough membrane to grab use a paper towel to slowly remove the membrane The more membranes you remove the easier it gets.
    remove membrane
  • Now get a broiling pan and lay the ribs with the membrane side up. We now apply the rub. This time I am using Mc Cormick grill mates sweet and smoky rub. I do one rack of ribs at a time. First, I apply rub and then I spray with a vegetable oil so the rub stays in place. The reason you apply the rub first is you want the salts and sugars to dissolve in the meat. You do not want the oil to get in between the rub and the meat.
    apply rub
  • Then flip over the ribs and do it all over again. As far as oil I have tried many but any low-cost cooking oil will work. If you have the time you might want to let the rub sit for about thirty minutes. Then it is off to the grill.
    flip ribs and add more rub
  • You should pre heat the bullseye grill till it is a minimum of 225F. I find adjusting the Temperature dial to the 10 o clock position will get pretty close to temperature.
    10 o clock
  • I like my ribs without a lot of moisture but you could add apple juice, honey or even Parkay. Now cook for 2 more hours.
    foiled ribs
  • Remove the foil and be careful to not let the juice fall to the bottom of the grill. You can see how the ribs are bending they are technically done but we are going them dry out on the grill for another 30 minutes. I did not save the juices this time but if I had been doing mash potatoes I would of use them to make a gravy.
    last 30 minutes
  • So here is our FireBoard Session. We cooked for 4 hours and 38 minutes. Our average temperature was 231F and as you can see the Bullseye was extremely consistent on temperature. We cook for 2 hours on top of the GrillGrates
    fireboard 1
  • We then wrapped in foil for 2 more hours.
  • We then let the ribs dry out for 30 more minutes.
  • Ribs are now done and the first thing we look for are they tender and not mushy. They sliced very well and were consistent all the way from the outside rib to the middle ribs.
    cut ribs
  • I then took some of the meat from an end rib and boy was it tasty. One big greasy thumbs up.
  • Now we look to make sure the rib is not dry and has a well-developed smoke ring. The ribs were not dry and had a great looking smoke ring.
  • The next and last test is the tug test.
  • The meat is NOT falling off the bone but as you bite the meat come CLEAN from the bone. We call that a clean tug. All I can say is the Bullseye does a great job of smoking ribs.

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Nutrition

Calories: 669kcal

Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs – Keto – LCHF

Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Sous Vide BBQ Baby Back Ribs - Keto - LCHF

This recipe is all about how to sous vide baby back ribs. First baby back ribs have nothing to do with baby pigs. They are call baby back for they are shorter than spareribs and are located on the back of the pig. A typical full slab has 11 to 13 bones. This cook we will be doing three racks of baby back ribs that I bought at Sam's Club for $28.52. Or $9.51 a slab.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineSous Vide
Keywordbaby back ribs, sous vide, sous vide baby back ribs
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time13 hours
Total Time14 hours
Servings6
Calories669kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

  • This recipe is all about how to sous vide baby back ribs. First baby back ribs have nothing to do with baby pigs. They are call baby back for they are shorter than spareribs and are located on the back of the pig. A typical full slab has 11 to 13 bones. This cook we will be doing three racks of baby back ribs that I bought at Sam's Club for $28.52. Or $9.51 a slab.
    pig baby back ribs
  • As always the hardest part of doing ribs is just getting them out of the bag and second, you got to remove the membrane on the back of each rack. Some people do not see the benefit of removing the membrane but it is actually even more important to remove when cooking sous vide. The membrane Is going to stop the seasoning from entering the meat. Especially salt that actually helps tenderize the rib meat during the cooking process. To remove the membrane, I use a butter knife. The duller the better. Get under the membrane at the narrow end of the rack. Using a paper towel grab the end of the membrane and slowly pull.
  • Being pre-diabetic I do not use any rubs that contain sugar. Actually, I prefer rubs that add texture and a little heat without coloring or sweetening the taste of the meat. This cook I am using Montreal steak seasoning. If you want to make your own homemade version there is a link to our website showing you how to do it. https://learntobbq.com/recipes/homemade-montreal-steak-seasoning/ In addition, I am using Weber Bold Chipotle to add some heat.
    seasoned ribs
  • After applying the rub I then coat the ribs and rub with an oil spray. Use whatever type of oil spray that you like. This one says it is butter flavored but it is not butter. It is just soybean oil. I also use an olive oil spray that works just as well.
  • Now flip them over and do it all over again with the seasoning and spray oil.
  • Now we need to get the ribs into the cooking bags. I am using a vacuum sealer but you also use ziplok bags. If you use ziplok bags you will need to cut the racks in half so they can fit. Also, I bought my vacuum sealer for $80 so you do not need to spend a lot of money on a vacuum sealer. The one I bought was the Gourmia and it is listed above in Cooking Tools but do your own research and buy the one that is best for you. The secret to putting the ribs into the bag is to let gravity help. Also, I use the 11 inch wide bags. Hold the bag open in one hand and then grab the ribs from one end and hold directly over the bag. Slowly lowering the ribs into the bag. With a little practice, it really is not that hard. Just make sure you try and not rub any of the seasoning off.
  • Now on to the sealing. Make sure your unit is in regular vacuum and that it is set for moist or liquid mode based on your unit. I always double seal each end of the bag. Since I have been doing that I have never had a bag failure. As the air is removed make sure that there are no bubbles and that the bag makes complete contact with the ribs. Here is what it looks like when they are doubled sealed.
  • Now on to the bath. Pre-heat your sous vide cooker to 165F. Then put your ribs into preheated cooker cook them for 12 hours. You can go to a lower temperature like 145F but you will have to triple the time to 36 hours and have done both times and temperatures I believe the 165F for 12 hours texture is more what I like in a rib.
  • 12 hours later remove ribs from cooking bags. Pat dry and then reapply the rub. Very important to remove the moisture or the rub will absorb it and instead of a nice crust or bark you will have a mushy soft mess.
  • Now into a 275F preheated smoker or grill that is set up for indirect cooking. Let the ribs smoke for 1 hour.
  • As I cut them it hardly takes any pressure at all. These are very tender ribs. They also are cooked all the way through but still have a nice pinkest color. They also have that perfect mahogany color bark.
  • Now the Tug Test. First bite shows the perfect rib. Firm and not mussy but also extremely tender and the meat easily separates from the bone as you bite in. Second bite was just as good as the first.
  • The ribs from all three slabs were exactly the same. Usually, when just doing the full cook on the smoker some racks will be better than other. With sous vide cooking there was not a marginal rib in the bunch. These baby back ribs are the best I have ever cooked and were actually easier to cook than just using my smoker. Then I usually foil and add liquid halfway through the cook so the ribs will not dry out. Bon appetite.

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Nutrition

Calories: 669kcal

Melissa Cookston’s World Championship Baby Back Ribs

Melissa Cookston Ribs
Melissa Cookston Ribs

Melissa Cookston's World Championship Baby Back Ribs

Melissa Crookston has cemented her place as, not only a great southern delta chef but also as one of the preeminent pitmasters in the world. Four-time whole hog world champion, two-time world grand champion, the winner of the inaugural Kingsford Invitational, and literally thousands of other trophies have proven her to be the winningest woman in barbecue. This is one of the recipes that allowed her to win the World Championship in Memphis, twice. Also in this recipe, you make everything from scratch including the rub and the sauce This is also a great recipe if you like Memphis Style Ribs.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbaby back ribs, melissa cookston, world champion
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time5 hours
Servings12
Calories669kcal

Instructions

Preparation

  • For the basic BBQ rub: Using a coffee grinder, grind the turbinado sugar with a few "pulses" until it is lightly powdered. Combine with the granulated sugar, salt, onion powder, granulated garlic, cayenne, black pepper, mustard, chili powder, cumin, and paprika in a bowl and hand stir until well incorporated. Store in an airtight container.
  • For the BBQ mother sauce: In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat on low. As the onion is getting close, add the garlic and cook until lightly golden, about 2 minutes longer. Add the ketchup, honey, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, dry mustard, cayenne and black pepper and stir well.
  • Slowly add up to 1/2 cup water until the sauce reaches the consistency you like. A slightly thick consistency is best. Add about 3 tablespoons of the basic BBQ rub, stir well and taste. The sauce should have a good, well-rounded flavor. Add more of the basic BBQ rub in 1-tablespoon increments until your desired flavor is achieved, up to about 1/2 cup total. Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
  • For the ribs: Rinse the ribs and remove the membrane from the back. Trim any excess fat from the tops of the slabs. Trim 1 bone from the large end of the ribs and 2 bones from the small end. This will give you a much more consistent slab for cooking.
  • Starting on the backs, sprinkle the slabs of ribs with approximately 1/2 tablespoon of the basic BBQ rub each, then add 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard each and massage into the meat. Flip the ribs over and repeat. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. For a contest, I marinate ribs like this for 12 to 16 hours.

The Cook

  • Prepare a smoker to run at 225F using apple wood and cherry. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator, unwrap and repeat the basic BBQ rub and mustard procedure. Place the ribs in the smoker meat-side up and cook for 2 hours. Remove the ribs from the smoker and increase the temperature to 250F. Apply the basic BBQ rub and mustard to both sides of the ribs as before.
  • On the top sides, slather approximately 1 tablespoon of honey over the surface of each slab, then sprinkle heavily with the turbinado sugar. Lay each slab of ribs meat-side up on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil and fold up the edges. Pour 1 to 2 ounces of the grape juice into the bottom of each foil package, do not crimp foil to let steam out.
  • Return the ribs to the cooker for 2 hours, then test for tenderness. If they still have too much texture, leave them in for 20 to 30 more minutes. Remove the ribs from the cooker, open the foil and drain off the liquid. Using the foil as a tool, "roll" the ribs over so the bone side is up, glaze with the BBQ mother sauce.
  • Place them back in the smoker for 15 minutes. This will let the glaze cook onto the ribs and let the ribs tighten back up. Remove from the cooker and allow to rest for 5 minutes, apply a very thin coat of sauce to "glisten" the ribs, then lightly sprinkle with chipotle powder before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 669kcal