CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - Grab the barbeque sauce, toothpicks and lots of napkins and get ready to grill up some ribs! Personal Chef Bill Collins showed us an easy way to grill up some ribs!
BBQ Pork Spare Ribs
Yield: 6-8+ servings
Ingredients for the Rub:
- 1/4 cup black pepper
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 racks of Pork Ribs (back, baby back, St. Louis cut, etc.)
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 18" wide heavy duty aluminum foil
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
Preheat the oven to 225°.
- Combine the rub ingredients, and press and rub the mixture onto the ribs.
- Tear a piece of foil that's twice as long as each rack of ribs, plus 2 inches more.
- Fold the foil in half, lengthwise, with the shiny side facing inwards. Place the ribs inside the foil.
- Roll and seal the two long sides of the foil. To do this, roll each side approximately 1 inch, then press down and crimp the sides, and repeat until the two long sides almost touch the side of the ribs.
- Tip the foil packet up, with the open, short end facing up. Pour in the chicken stock, and seal this last side.
- Place on a sheet pan, and cook in the oven for 2 ½ hours, or until the ribs are cooked through.
- After removing the ribs from the oven, remove them from the foil. If your are finishing them on the grill, discard the liquid inside the foil packet. If you're not grilling immediately, see the note below. To grill them now, preheat the grill to medium-high. Cut the rib rack in half (for easier handling). Place them on the grill, and brush them with barbecue sauce. Heat on both sides until the sauce is hot, and the ribs start to char just a bit.
NOTES on grilling later: If you're not going to immediately finish the ribs with sauce, on the grill, save the liquid from the foil packet. When you are ready to grill, heat the ribs in the oven, at 325°, in a covered pan, with the saved liquid added to the pan to help keep the ribs moist. It might take up to an hour to heat them through. Then, follow the directions above for finishing the ribs on the grill with bbq sauce.