Texas Pork Ribs
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
From Laura Walton, Allrecipes.
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6 lbpork spareribs
1 1/2 cwhite sugar
2 1/2 Tbspground black pepper
3 Tbspsweet paprika
1 tspcayenne pepper, or to taste
2 Tbspgarlic powder
5 Tbsppan drippings
1/2 conion, chopped
3 chot water
4 Tbspbrown sugar
·cayenne pepper, to taste
·salt and pepper, to taste
1 cwood chips, soaked
How to Make Texas Pork Ribs
- Clean the ribs, and trim away any excess fat.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, 1/4 cup salt, ground black pepper, paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Coat ribs liberally with spice mix. Place the ribs in two 10x15 inch roasting pans, piling two racks of ribs per pan.
- Cover, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
- Bake uncovered for 3 to 4 hours, or until the ribs are tender and nearly fall apart.
- Remove 5 tablespoons of drippings from the bottom of the roasting pans, and place in a skillet over medium heat.
- Cook onion in pan drippings until lightly browned and tender.
- Stir in ketchup, and heat for 3 to 4 more minutes, stirring constantly. Next, mix in water and brown sugar, and season to taste with cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour, adding water as necessary to achieve desired thickness.
- Preheat grill for medium-low heat.
- When ready to grill, add soaked wood chips to the coals or to the smoker box of a gas grill. Lightly oil grill grate. Place ribs on the grill two racks at a time so they are not crowded. Cook for 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Baste ribs with sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling, so the sauce does not burn.