First you need to make the rub. It's easy. If you have the ingredients. I was out of paprika AND onion powder, so a trip to the store was needed. I bought lots of paprika. Enough to make this recipe 3-5 more times! (the original recipe can be found here)
Kansas City Rib Rub
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 Tablespoon black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon salt (original recipe called for 1 tablespoon, next time I'll try it with just 1 teaspoon)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Makes about a cup. Store leftovers in an airtight container. We used about 1/2 a batch for three racks of pork ribs.
|Step 1. Make rub.|
Step 2. Apply rub to ribs (this was done by my oh-so-able assistant, Rebekah). Let them sit and marinate a bit. We left ours out on the counter for about 30 minutes.
|Step 3. Sear on the grill. About 5 minutes (or less) per side)|
Step 4. Cook in oven (covered well with foil) at '325 for about 1 1/2 hours...or until meat is tender.
|Step 5. Serve 'em up!|
|Step 6. (This is the best part!) EAT!!! |
We paired ours with grilled corn on the cob and watermelon.
|Finger licken' good.|