Pretty good ribs
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I’ve got a pretty good recipe for pork ribs if anyone should care to try it. I use the bone-in or boneless country style ribs and run them generously with a concoction I got a while back and they come out very tasty. The rub uses basic kitchen spices and I thought I had it here at work with me…guess not, I’ll have to post the ingredients later.
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Here’s my recipe, hope you like it as much as we do, thanks.
Bone in or boneless Country Style Pork Ribs
¼ Cup Salt
½ Cup White Sugar
2 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper
3 Tablespoon Accent Seasoning
2 Tablespoon Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoon Paprika
2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
The original recipe for this called for ½ Cup salt and I felt it was a bit too salty for my liking, also it didn’t call for garlic and I kinda likes garlic so I added that into the recipe too, actually I usually put in twice what I listed in the recipe but like I said, I’m kinda a garlic lover. Use as many ribs as you want to grill, the dry rub will probably season more that you want to cook in one batch and it stores well on the shelf. I save emptied Parmesan cheese shaker jars and use them to hold the rub mixture, they work pretty well.
I usually mix all the rub ingredients together in a large measuring cup or use whatever you have, just make sure everything is blended together well. Then I pour it into the cleaned and dry parmesan cheese shaker jar and viola, you got some awesome rib rub! I typically lay a rib on a cutting board, season it generously on all sides, then rub into the meat by hand, and repeat until all ribs are covered. The process gets your hands a bit messy and I don’t want to wash my hands after each rib gets rubbed so I use a sandwich bag around the shaker jar secured with a rubber band. That way when I’m done seasoning I just wash up, remove the sandwich bag and my jar stays clean. I’ve also gotten in the habit of printing the recipe and cutting it to fit the shaker jar, tape it in place, that way I know what’s in the jar too!
Once the ribs are all rubbed, head to the grill. I sear them on a very hot grill then turn the heat down to low and keep an eye on them and monitor internal temp. I pull them off at an internal temp of 145 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, let them rest about 10 minutes and enjoy.
@tomg that sounds pretty good, I might give that a try for the first weekend of the NFL season!
I believe the recommended curing time is 12 hours but can I go less than that? I was expecting my order to be here tonight and it won’t be here till tomorrow morning now.
I was going to mix up my batch of jerky tonight but will have to do it tomorrow on my lunch break. Just wondering if tomorrow evening would be long enough to let the meat cure.
Your recipe calls for 1. Sure Cure, 2. Sure Gel Meat Binder, and 3. Smoked Meat Stabilizer. I have all but the Sure Gel Meat Binder. Can I get by without using this? Second question- Is Excalibur’s Cure Excellerator the same as Sure Cure?
@andyman Great question, Carrot Fiber holds up to 26 times its weight in water, and while the 80 oz is still well inside that I have never done that before. I max out (even with Carrot Fiber) at 64 oz which is 2 qts. My only fear with doing 80 is that it might take a lot longer to cook as it will have more water content that will be trying to evaporate. Most of that water should be bound up in the carrot fiber though so it wouldn’t really be available to be cooked out. Hmmm, my recommendation, to be safe is to stick with 64 oz of water.
Now, as to should you add more seasoning, some people will taste the difference if you did not add additional seasonings and some (most) will not. Your water and your seasoning is technically part of your meat block (anyone who is reading this who doesn’t consider this don’t worry!) so adjusting your meat block to include your water is sometimes done. If you do decide to add more spices or seasonings I would add aromatics and things like Rosemary and Basil, don’t add more salt as that is formulated specifically for the meat block.
Hope this helps and if you do decide to go with 80 oz of water then I would be very interested in the results!
i use denuded round. higher cost, less waste, cleaner eating
@jonathon I enjoyed this line of questions and comments, it made me think. Here is my related question: Assume I use 25 lbs. of meat to make summer sausage and add one package, 4 oz., of Carrot Fiber and 80 oz. of water. The ratio is 20 times the weight of water to the weight of CF. In other words, I am adding 5 lbs. 4 oz. of water/CF paste to my meat dough. Should I adjust the amount of salt and spices, I add to the dough? I am concerned that the flavor will be weaker if I don’t add spices for the new total, 30 lbs. curious as to what y’all thinking.