My Country Style Ribs, Smoked then Seared on BBQ

Discussion in 'Pork' started by heapomeat, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. I have to admit, Jeffs spice rub is AWESOME on ribs, yummmmmmmmyyyyyyy.

    So, country style big ol slabs of ribs Jeffs spice rub, smoked 'em for about 4 hours at only 125F for low and slow, then seared them on high heat on a BBQ to make a good crust on the meat while spritzing them with spiced apple cider juice.

    Que view for you! Seared and crusty on the outside, pink and moist tender on the inside. [​IMG]
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm, another great Qview HeapOmeat![​IMG]
  3. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    looks good! I like the searing idea.
  4. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    125 seems dangerously low for a cook temp to me! You sure you didn't mean 225?
  5. Uh, captain Dan, please read the post..........low and slow, low temps, and slow finish the meat on the grill bbq to sear and cook the meat through.

    So, what was your question again?

    Danger Dave, open flame experimenter.........
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I did read it![​IMG] That's why I asked .[​IMG][​IMG]

    Usually people sear the meat first, then slow cook it.

    But, hey, If it works for ya, then good job. It looks good![​IMG]
  7. Okay, rook to knight 4 (chess speak)

    So you bring up a good point, slow smoke then sear, or sear then slow smoke?

    I figure if you're searing and sealing in the juices of the meat, (then try to smoke), you're also sealing out the smoke?

    Or like I did, do you slow smoke at low temps then sear, allowing the smoke to penetrate the meat, and then sear and seal the juices and smoke flavor in?

    Open question for debate, I appreciate all inputs!!!

    Good to bring it out in the open, heck, I'm no expert but am willing to learn!
  8. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think most use searing to seal in juices to dry or lean meats, rump roast, sirloin, stuff like that. The country ribs that you showed us are just pork butts sliced up in 1 1/2- 2 inch strips, plenty of fat, lots of coonnective tissue. Thats why people use them( butts) for bbq, which is low and slow cooking. I wasn't saying that you did anything wrong. I just thought you might have made a typo with the temps. I haven't heard of anyone smoking pork at that low of a temp before. Fish, yes, but not pork. Heck , I might be missing out on something.

    I do worry about food safety. When you take a piece of meat like pork and smoke/heat it for 4 hrs to 100-125 degrees,It could be dangerous for the bacteria, and other nasties. Maybe some one else has some input.

    Don't take my replies the wrong way, just trying to look out for ya.[​IMG]

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