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Let’s kick start grilling season with this Perfect Grilled Ribs recipe!
I don’t know about you but there has always been something a little intimidating to me about grilling ribs. The task seemed daunting but after whipping up this recipe with Smithfield® it might be the only thing you’ll see me cook all summer! It was so much easier than I had originally thought and hand-trimmed with no added hormones or steroids you end up with an extra juicy cut of meat. I’m considering these my secret weapon for making great ribs on the grill.
Let’s dive right in. The first thing you’ll need to do is head in to Walmart and pick up your ribs. They were fairly easy to find and the selection was great. Baby Back are our favorite but they have several other varieties to chose from if you decide to be adventurous. While you’re at the store be sure to stop by the baking aisle because the next step requires a few spices!
I used a mix of cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. One thing to keep in mind is that you can adjust the amounts in the rub according to your preference. If you don’t like garlic you can leave that out or tone down the spice by adjusting how much chili powder you mix in! Once you have your flavors just right it’s time to get things heated!
Before we dive in I want to share a few fun tips to help you get the best out of your grilling experience!
– Let your meat sit out of the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before you are ready to grill.
– Don’t rub the spices too thoroughly onto the meat. You want it to be evenly spread but not pushed in.
– The ideal temperature for cooking is between 250 and 300 degrees. If you can keep your heat right in that range you are golden!
– Charcoal cooking gives your ribs a great smokey flavor that really kicks the flavors over the top!
In case you were still looking for more grilling inspiration Smithfield® has a great video tutorial AND are hosting their Hog Wild Smithfield Throwdown where they are giving away TWO Ford F-150’s! Get all of the details here.
- Smithfield Baby Back Ribs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
- Heat your grill to 250-300 degrees.
- While that is warming up remove your ribs from their packaging and carefully peel and discard the membrane (thin layer on the back of the ribs).
- Combine the cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle and gently rub over the top of your ribs.
- Place on your grill and cook for 1 hour.
- Spread your barbecue sauce over the top of the ribs and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- Enjoy with your favorite side dishes!
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