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

Barbecue Spare Ribs in a Pressure Cooker – 1 hour and 40 minutes

Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs
Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs

Barbecue Spare Ribs in a Pressure Cooker - 1 hour and 40 minutes

This is a simple and quick (1 hour and 40 minutes) BBQ spare ribs recipe that uses a pressure cooker and a BBQ or smoker. Also, a barbecue sauce made with Sriracha Chili Sauce and Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce It is very easy to follow and the results come out great. Your family and friends will think you spent hours cooking when you only spent about 30 minutes preparing and the rest of the time the pressure cooker and BBQ are doing the real work.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordpressure cooker, spare ribs
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Servings4
Calories669kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

Rib Preparation

  • If our spare ribs have not been trimmed you need to square off the ribs so they are an St. Louis style cut. Besides that they look better it also makes them easier to cook and eat. Next, you need to remove the membrane. I use a butter knife to get under the membrane and then pull it off using a paper towel to get a better grip.
    st louis style ribs
  • Now cut the ribs in half so that they can fit in the pressure cooker. This is when I also make sure that they can fit into a half size foil pan.
    cut ribs in half
  • Now apply Killer Hogs rub to the ribs making sure you do both sides. Now stack ribs into the half size foil pan. As the ribs sweat the rub will really sick to the meat.
    apply rub to ribs
  • Now using the metal basket stack the ribs around the inside so it looks like the picture. This will allow the ribs to get the full benefit of the pressure cooker. Now insert basket with ribs into the pressure cooker. Now you add one cup of water to the pressure cooker. Now if you want ribs that have a little tug then set the cooker for 20 minutes. If you want it so the meat is falling off the bone then set the cooker for 30 minutes. Note: not all pressure cookers cook the same so you might have to try different time until you get it right.
    stack ribs inside basket

Making the Sauce

  • While the ribs are cooking you now have time to make the sauce and it is really easy. Start by putting 4 to 5 oz. of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ (you can use whatever sauce you like) into a mixing dish. Then add about 10 drops of Sriracha Chili sauce. Again taste it as you add more drops until it has the heat you want.
    make bbq sauce

The Cook

  • When the ribs are done remove them from the cooker and put them into a foil pan. At this time you will lather up the ribs with the BBQ sauce you just made. Make sure you cover every inch of these ribs. Also get the smoker or grill (in indirect heat mode) preheated to 250F. I use hickory wood or chips but again you can use whatever wood you would like
    lather up ribs
  • Put the ribs on the smoker or grill and let them go for 30 minutes. The pressure cooker has already cooked these ribs so all the smoker or grill is doing is adding a little char and smoke to the ribs.
    smoked ribs
  • These ribs came out great. The only thing they lacked was a smoke ring but the texture was right on. Very tender and moist but still had a very nice tug.
    finished ribs

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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