What we need to talk about are the ribs!!!!
Let me just stop right there, I need to tell you something...the smell...omg the smell wafting around the backyard was AMAZING! And the smoker worked brilliantly! I would highly recommend this to anyone thinking of purchasing it.**
Like I said in the opening part of my blog, the ribs turned out to be amazingly good. So good that Chris and I started eating, raved about how wonderful they were, did a few... Oohhhh....this is GOOD's....and then never spoke again until we were finished! Finger-lickin', melt in your mouth, perfectly cooked SMOKED ribs. We could have gone to no restaurant that I know of, and gotten such great ribs for the price I spend just buying the ingredients. Now, I know so many of my readers don't have smokers, so I'm going to direct you to my first post on ribs. These ribs were done in the oven and then finished on the grill, these ribs could be done the exact same way, just use this spice rub instead of the one in the recipe. If you are interested the recipe is here.
Anyway, I had such a fun time doing this. Even if my potatoes did not turn out as planned, I believe this is one of the best meals I've made in a long time. It was perfect!
Smoked Pork Back RibsAdapted from dadgumthatsgood.com
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/4 Tablespoon chili powder (I used adobo chili powder)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2lbs pork back ribs
Additional items needed for smoking:
2 bottles blue moon beer
Mix all ingredients together except the ribs. Rub the mixture on both sides of the ribs. Allow to rest in refrigerator for at least 2 hours but can be done over night. (I let mine sit for 6 hours).
Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees. (It took mine about 30 minutes to reach that temperature.) While smoker is preheating, take ribs out and let sit at room temperature. Smoke the ribs for 3 hours. Remove from smoker and wrap in aluminum foil. Place back in the smoker and continue to cook for another 1 1/2-2 hours. Serve and enjoy!!!
**Although I won this electric smoker in a giveaway, I was not compensated for my review. The thoughts and opinions are my own**