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Name:Slow-Grilled Baby Back Ribs! Contributor:Mike (Catfish) Chaplin
Description:Slow-Grilled Baby-back ribs on a Weber gas grill Posted:2007-05-29
Key words:Baby Back Ribs gas grill Category:Main Dishes
ID:813 Updated:2007-05-29 14:15:07
Ingredients:1. 1 large rack of baby-back pork ribs (about 2.5 lbs.)
2. 2 tbsp EV Olive Oil
3. 2 tbsp Hickory Liquid Smoke
4. Trader Joe's "21 Seasoning Salute" Spice (onion, black pepper, celery seed, cayenne pepper, parley, basil, marjoram, bay leaf, oregano, thyme, savory, rosemary, cumin, mustard, coriander, garlic, carrot, orange peel, etc...)
5. Everett and Jones Medium Super-Q Barbeque Sauce
Preparation:1. Pre-heat Weber grill (all 3 burners on high) for 10-15 minutes.
2. Clean grill grate, turn OFF front & middle burners, and reduce the back burner to the minimum "low" setting. Close grill.
3. Cut two pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil about 6 inches longer than the ribs and stack the two evenly on your countertop.
4. Place ribs on AL foil & remove the tough membrane from the back side. (As Rick McKee taught us at the Gather; use a sharp knive to score & raise the membrane at the small end of the rack, and then use a paper towel to grip this end of the membrane & peel the whole thing off. THANKS Rick!)
5. Mix the olive oil & liquid smoke, and then rub it thoroughly into both sides of the ribs.
6. Sprinkle a heavy amount of the spice mix over the ribs and rub it in. Turn over & repeat on the other side.
7. Center the ribs on the AL foil with the meaty side up (bones arched up in the center). Fold the long sides of the foil over the ribs together & roll/crimp to seal the length of the ribs. Roll up & crimp the two foil ends to finish sealing the ribs in.
8. Place front of ribs about 2 inches from the front of the grill grate to allow heat to rise on this side too.
9. Place a meat thermometer between foil & grate at one end so you can monitor cooking temperature, and close the grill.
10. Cook on the grill for 6-7 hours. Mine started at 180F and was ~210-215F for most of the cooking time. At 7 hours, the meat was falling off the bones & melted in your mouth!
11. When ribs are done, heat the E & J BBQ sauce and serve it at the table with a basting brush. ENJOY!!!
Notes:The Weber Genesis 3-burner gas grills work GREAT for slow-cooking (200-220F) with only one burner on (front or back) at its minimum "low" setting, and the food NOT positioned over that burner (indirect). The grill lid needs to remain closed 99.9% of the time, and only opened slightly to check the thermometer reading.

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