Dry Rub Slow Cook BBQ Ribs


Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

1 Cup brown sugar

1/4 Cup kosher salt

2 T Hungarian Paprika

2 T Granulated garlic

1 T Ginger Powder

1 T Brown mustard seeds ( ground)

1 T Curry Powder

1 t Black peppercorns (ground)

1 t Green peppercorns (ground)

1 t White peppercorns (ground)

2 t Celery seed

1 t Rubbed sage

2 T Chilli powder

1 T coriander seeds (ground)

Cooker: Weber Smoky Mountain

Meat:  Pork Spare Ribs

Pit Master: Anyone who loves slow cooking

Fuel:  Classic charcoal briquettes and hickory wood

Mist:  Apple juice


Rub 3 slabs of ribs generously with rub (at least one hour before cooking)

Fire up the smoker by pouring one full charcoal starter chimney of white-hot briquettes into fire grate

Add room temp water to water pan of smoker (optional)

Arrange ribs (bone side down) on both levels of smoker, leaving a bit of space between the meat

Add hickory (chunks or chips) to the charcoal throughout cooking process to ensure steady smoke

Adjust lower vents on smoker to sustain a cooking temp of 225-250% (upper vents stay open)

Turn and rotate ribs after 2 hours

Spray with apple juice occasionally throughout cooking process

Evaluate for doneness by rotating bones—done when bones detach from meat a bit

Wrap ribs in aluminum foil and place in sealed paper bag for one hour

Preserve heat by putting paper bag in oven/cooler



About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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