CANDIED PORK BACK RIBS RECIPE
BY: ANDREA ALDEN & ORIGINALLY POSTED ON NAPOLEON.COM
We had a real craving for ribs recently and I just had to act on it. So we made these Candied Pork Back Ribs to fill that void. Usually we make Maple Bacon Ribs, but I wanted to go for something a little different this time round, something special for the first ribs of the season. So I seasoned, smoked, melted and basted my way into these amazing ribs.
|2 racks||pork back ribs|
|1 cup||brown sugar|
|2 tbsp.||Bone Dust BBQ Seasoning|
|2 tsp.||freshly ground black pepper|
|1 cup ||honey|
|3/4 cup||Chipotle Maple Bacon BBQ Sauce|
|1/4 cup||pure maple syrup|
|3 tbsp.||soy sauce|
|1 clove||garlic, grated|
|salt and pepper to taste|
1. Start by removing the silver skin from the back of your ribs, then cutting each of the racks in half..
2. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, Bone Dust, garlic powder and pepper. Generously rub the ribs on all sides with the seasoning mixture. Place them into a non-reactive dish, or onto a baking tray, and into the fridge to marinate for 24 hours.
3. Soak your favorite wood chips, I recommend something sweet like maple, cherry or apple, for at least 30 minutes before starting to smoke the ribs. Preheat your charcoal smoker, or grill to 200 to 220°F. Fill the smoker tube with wood chips, or throw them directly onto the charcoal.
4. Smoke the ribs for 1.5 hours, bone side down.
5. Remove the ribs from the grill and lay them on a bed of tin foil. Dust the tops with brown sugar and honey, wrap them tightly and return them to the grill for another hour.
6. While waiting for the ribs to candify, make the sauce by combining the BBQ sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
7. After the hour in the foil is up, unwrap the ribs and glaze them every 10 minutes with the sauce, until it is gone and the ribs are shiny and sticky.
8. Slice between every rib, and serve with plenty of wet wipes. Some potato salad, veggies, and dip wouldn't be a bad idea either.
Remove silver skin and rub both sides
Coat with brown sugar and honey
Pile 'em high
Potato Salad goes great with these
Pork is a dish best served sweet