Dr. Pepper Ribs
Dr. Pepper Saint Louis Ribs
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Crock Pot or Slow Cooker
InstructionsThe night before you put them in a slow cooker you want to rub them with whatever seasoning you are using, wrap them in plastic wrap or foil and let them sit in the cooler or refridgerator. This will help the meat pick up as much of the seasoning as possible before we cook them in Dr. Pepper.
Since what we are doing is already a little weird I decided to choose some seasonings you wouldn’t normally associate with ribs. I was having a hard time deciding what seasonings to use until I remembered I had to cut the ribs in half to get them in a crockpot anyway so that made it a little easier. I wanted one that had a few different types of pepper in it so I chose the Cajun Seasoning and Rub. While I was trying to figure out the second one I was smelling some seasonings without looking what was on the label and I decided to use out Killer Chili Seasoning on the second half, I have no idea how this is going to be on ribs but we are about to find out!
Unwrap your ribs and place in the slow cooker and then cover with the Dr Pepper. Cook for 6 hours or until the internal temperature is 190-200°. Cooking it to that temperature will allow the collagen and fat to render and it will give you a rib that should be fall off the bone tender.
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New to the forum and excited to learn! Looking to smoke my first batch of summers on my smoker. I noticed they have strings for hanging, but my smoker is set up more like a traditional barrel grill.
Questions: If I lay my summers on the grate of the smoker, will the casings burst/burn?
Thanks in advance!
The article does not cover when to cold smoke a cured ham. I have 16 wild hog hams in brine as of last night. I need to know at what point do I put them in the smoke house for this phase of the process.
For this version of Landjaeger, we did actually cook it. It could be made differently, but for our entry level MeatgisticsU course, it’s easier and safer to give instructions on doing a proper thermal processing. (Someday we will have to try to get to doing a completely traditional dry cured version.)
Smoked Meat Stabilizer and Sodium Erythorbate are similar to each other, but definitely not a replacement for a real cure, like Sure Cure. They simply act as cure accelerators, speeding up the conversion of nitrite in sausage during thermal processing. Using an accelerator (like one of these, or Encapsulated Citric Acid) allows you to skip the holding stage after stuffing and go straight into the smokehouse.
In the ‘Meat Block’ you don’t list using a cure. The packet of Landjaeger seasoning I purchased came with a packet of Cure.
As this is a sausage that is ment to be consumed without cooking shouldn’t a cure be used. I know you put in the wrap up about using Smoked Meat Stabilizer or Sodium Erythorbate are they equivalent to using a true cure.
You shouldn’t have a noticeable difference in stuffing based upon the difference of using a grinder or a bowl chopper.
Your biggest help in making stuffing easier will be using plenty of water. At least 1 quart per 25 lb meat block, but up to 2 quarts is even better. And, your lean to fat ratio will make a difference. Leaner meat will be harder to stuff while a higher fat content will make things easier. Keep the meat as cold as possible too and that will help make things a little easier to stuff as well.
I would continue to use the grinder and just add a little more water to the mixture and make sure you lube the gasket and you should be good to go. Although you could definitely use the Buffalo chopper and just add ice instead of straight water and that should help.