I love ribs.
I seriously love ribs.
We used to frequent a certain “Famous for Ribs” restaurant on Monday nights for all-you-can eat ribs, basically every. single. Monday. night. Unfortunately, they went out of business and we were left to find a new rib joint or learn how to cook ribs at home.
There weren’t any other rib joints.
After a lot of trial and error, I learned how to make melt-in-your-mouth, fall off the bone ribs right at home.
For years, I parboiled my ribs before throwing them on the grill…apparently, I was doing it all wrong! Last week, Chris and I made a batch of pork spare ribs and OH MY GOODNESS were they ever delicious!
I shall never boil again.
Right now, you can enter the “Dibs on my Ribs” pork recipe cook off for a chance to win awesome prizes!
Two Grand Prize winners (one in each recipe category) will receive a one year supply of groceries awarded as twelve $500 Wal-Mart gift cards. Grand Prize Winners will also have the opportunity to attend the Memphis in May BBQ Event in Memphis, TN in May 2012. (See contest site for full prize details.)
This contest runs until August 12, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. ET and is co-sponsored by Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., McCormick & Company, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., and the National Pork Board.
In celebration of the Dibs on My Ribs Pork Recipe Cook Off, I’ve created my own #DibsonMyRibs Recipe!
I started with a slab of Pork Spare Ribs from my local Walmart, a tub of Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub and Kraft Thick & Spicy BBQ Sauce.
Ingredients? Pretty simple:
Pork Spare Ribs
Kraft Thick & Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce
McCormick Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub
Using about half of your McCormick Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub, cover the meaty side of the ribs completely. I rubbed it in using my hands to make sure that every inch was covered in sweet & smoky goodness!
We let the ribs sit in the fridge marinating, so to speak, in the rub for about 24 hours.
When you’re ready to cook the ribs, slather on about 1/3 of the bottle of Kraft Thicky & Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce, making sure to completely cover the ribs.
Chris heated up the grill to about medium heat, because our grill is rather old and runs hot. We let the ribs cook on the grill for about 30 minutes, then slathered on another 1/3 of the bottle of Kraft Thick & Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce, then repeated after another 30 minutes. Then we let the ribs cook for another 30 minutes – for a total cooking time of an hour an a half.
I roasted two potatoes in the oven with a little garlic salt and olive oil as our side dish, as we had a late lunch that day and really, when you make ribs, what else do you need?
Seriously, these ribs will make you say DIBS ON MY RIBS!
This is a sponsored post. Incentives were provided to me. All opinions stated are my own.