Happy Holidays Folks!
Well, its the Sunday before Christmas and while everyone is busy planning the Christmas feast it's up to me to feed the family today. So while they are all out doing some last minute shopping for gifts and then on to the Whole Foods for the Holiday Dinner fixings, I'm home and set with the task of a quick and easy dinner on their return. I suspect I'll get to watch a bit of the Cowboy's & Redskins game in the process!
So here is the menu. We are keeping it easy today. Ribs with Jeff's Rub and Jeff's Barbecue Sauce along with a few Cheese Burgers. We will serve this with Homemade Slaw and Rosemary Steak Cut Fries. I'll toss a Brat or two on the fire just in case Disco shows.
Last night I made a batch of Jeff's rub. I'm a huge fan. Advertised as a rib rub its also excellent on pork butt. Very easy and quick to make. Barks very well and has just the right amount of kick. The recipe is available on this site and well worth the few dollars asking price. I never buy commercial rub anymore.
So lets get started!
I'm going to use the 3-2-1 method to prepare these ribs. At 230 degrees we will smoke them for 3 hours, wrap them in foil with a splash of mop water and butter, put them back on the grate and continue to cook them for 2 hours, lastly we will take them out of the foil and return to the smoker for 1 more hour. 3-2-1.
We will be cooking in a 40" MES using an A Maze N pellet smoker and a Maverick Remote Thermometer will keep an eye on the smoker temps while I keep an eye on the Cowboy game.
I removed the membrane on the back side of the ribs and trimming any dangling bits of meat.