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Smoked St. Louis-Style Ribs with Two Sauces

Makes: 10 servings Yield: 10 servings with 2-1/3 cups barbecue sauce
Prep 30 mins Stand 25 mins Grill 2 hrs 10 mins
Smoked St. Louis-Style Ribs with Two Sauces
Ingredients
  • 1/2  recipe  Big Lou's BBQ Rub (see recipe below)
  • 1  recipe  Sticky Sweet BBQ Sauce( see recipe below)
  •  recipe  Smoked Tomato BBQ Sauce (see recipe below)
  • 6  cups  hickory or oak wood chips, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 4  slabs  of pork ribs (St. Louis style), about 2 pounds each
Directions

1. Prepare rub and both barbecue sauces.

2. Build charcoal fire or preheat gas grill for indirect cooking. Place soaked wood chips directly on charcoal, or in smoking box of gas grill. Rub ribs with spice rub. Let sit, covered, for 15 minutes.

3. Place ribs, bone-side down, in center of grill or in rib rack, making sure they are not over direct flame. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat (about 325 degrees F) for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender and has pulled back from ends of bones (see tip below). Brush with some of the BBQ sauces 10 minutes before end of grilling.

4. Remove ribs from grill and let rest 10 minutes. Cut into portions; pass remaining sauce. Makes 10 servings with 2-1/3 cups barbecue sauce.

From the Test KitchenPreventing burnt edges:
  • If the ribs start to burn on the edges before they are tender, stack them on top of one another in center of grill, away from the heat source. About 10 minutes before serving, unstack and brush with barbecue sauce.
Indirect grilling:
  • This method positions the fire to one side or both ends of grill. Food sits over the unlit part, and the grill is covered so the food cooks from all sides. This is best for thicker cuts that need longer cooking like roast and ribs.
Big Lou's BBQ Rub
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  sweet paprika
  • 1/2  cup  dark brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  salt
  • 1  tablespoon  ground white pepper
  • 1  tablespoon  onion powder
  • 2  teaspoons  chili powder or powdered ancho chiles
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
Directions

1. In a small bowl combine black pepper, paprika, brown sugar, salt, white pepper, onion powder, chili powder or powdered ancho chiles, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Use half of the rub on the ribs and store remaining in an airtight container, for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (Smoked St. Louis-Style Ribs with Two Sauces)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 668,
  • Fat, total (g) 42,
  • chol. (mg) 160,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 17,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 43,
  • vit. A (IU) 1069,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 14,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 1560,
  • Potassium (mg) 723,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Sticky-Sweet BBQ Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 12  ounce bottle  chili sauce
  • 1 12  ounce jar  grape jelly
  • 2  tablespoons  yellow mustard
  • 2  tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  •  Pinch granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1  tablespoon  apple cider vinegar (optional)
Directions

1. When mixture is smooth and begins to bubble, add mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic. Taste and adjust the seasoning if desired. If it is too sweet, add the vinegar; cool. The sauce will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator 1 week.

2. In saucepan combine chili sauce and jelly. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until jelly is melted; whisk together.

Nutrition Facts (Smoked St. Louis-Style Ribs with Two Sauces)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 668,
  • Fat, total (g) 42,
  • chol. (mg) 160,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 17,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 43,
  • vit. A (IU) 1069,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 14,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 1560,
  • Potassium (mg) 723,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Smoked Tomato BBQ Sauce
Ingredients
  • 2  ripe (but still firm) tomatoes
  • 2  shallots, cut in half
  • 3  tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating tomatoes
  • 1/2  cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  red wine vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon  sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1/2  teaspoon  fleur de sel or sea salt (optional)
Directions

1. Place tomatoes and shallots in blender with pan juices. Pulse, half at a time, until liquefied. Add brown sugar, vinegar, the 3 tablespoons of olive oil, paprika, and, if desired, fleur de sel. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Remove from blender. Put through a food mill or fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and skins.

2. Build charcoal fire or preheat gas grill for indirect cooking. Core tomatoes; coat tomatoes and shallots with olive oil. Season with salt. Place in disposable aluminum pan. Place in center of grill indirectly over medium heat; grill, covered, 30 minutes or until tomato skins are bursting and shallots are soft; remove.

3. Place strained liquid in large saucepan. Simmer gently 5 minutes. Remove and use immediately or refrigerate in tightly covered container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (Smoked St. Louis-Style Ribs with Two Sauces)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 668,
  • Fat, total (g) 42,
  • chol. (mg) 160,
  • sat. fat (g) 16,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 17,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 43,
  • vit. A (IU) 1069,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 14,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 1560,
  • Potassium (mg) 723,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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