With our streak of poor weekend weather staying intact i decided to smoke up a rack of spares and three pork steaks. The ribs were a 4.5 lb rack that i removed the flap and the membrane. After this was done i applied my sweet and sassy dry rub. The rack after a quick trimming.Rubbed up and ready for the smoker.
Wanting to try something different i stopped at the butcher shop to pick up some country style ribs. He didn't have any cut in the case so i picked up a few pork steak he had on sale for $1.09 a lb.Pork steaks are just Boston butts cut on the saw to any thickness you like. These three combined, weighed in at 3.2 lbs. so they are around a lb. each. I rinsed them off then put my rub on one side.Rubbed and ready for smoker. The smoker was preheated to 225 and ready for the pork. For this smoke i used hickory and cherry. The ribs were done with the basic 3 2 1 method.
After searching the site trying to find the correct method for pork steaks...every thread had a different way to cook these so i had to go out on my own and try my own method. This i really have to share because these were some of the tastiest..juiciest pieces of meat to every come off my smoker. The method was simple but worked really well. I smoked the pork steaks for 2 hours at 225. Then i put them in a covered foil pan with a splash of apple juice returning to the smoker for 1 hour. When i removed from the pan i returned to the smoker for 15 minutes to dry a bit and they were done. Ribs and steaks at the two hour mark. The steaks came out to go to the foil pan now.Pork steaks at 2 hours ready for foil.
The ribs rode right along and everything went as planned. I removed the pork steaks after their smoke. Seeing they were done 2 hours earlier than the ribs i had to try one right away. Pork steaks out of the smoker...ready for quick afternoon snack.
Time for the ribs to come out of the smoker now...it's dinner time.Give me a knife it's time to cut these bad boys.The ribs were very good but the surprise of the day was those pork steaks!!!Dinner time..a few ribs slaw and potatoes.
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