Monday, June 29, 2015

Get Fired Up :: Texas Style BBQ Ribs

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When living in Texas, we quickly learned the difference between Texas style ribs and St. Louis ribs. While I'm a fan of St. Louis style (saucy), James appreciates Texas style (drier and smoked). More than once since being back in Ohio, James has mentioned how much he messes Texas BBQ. What better time to treat him to such than with a Texas BBQ Father's Day dinner.

Making these delicious Smithfield ribs is oh so easy. Trust me when I say anyone can make tasty ribs with this easy recipe. Like I've said before, I'm no cook so if I'm able to pull of ribs, so can you! Everything you need, from the ribs to the spices, can be picked up at Wal-Mart. Here is what you'll need for Texas Style BBQ Ribs:

3-4 pounds Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Ribs
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup local honey
1/2 cup ketchup
1, 4 ounce can of green chilies
1 teaspoon of minced dry garlic
1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard

1. Trim fat from ribs. For rub, stir together the salt and black pepper. Sprinkle mixture evenly onto both sides of the ribs; rub into surface.
2. In a grill with a cover arrange preheated coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place the ribs on the grill rack directly over the drip pan. Cover and grill for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until the ribs are tender. Add more coals as needed.
3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan stir together the onion, honey, ketchup, chili peppers, chili powder, garlic, and dry mustard. Cook and stir over low heat for 10 minutes. About 10 minutes before the ribs are finished grilling, brush sauce generously over ribs. Continue grilling until glazed.

James was impressed with these sweet and spicy pork ribs. As was I. I'm not usually a fan of Texas styled ribs but thanks to juicy tender meat from Smithfield and tasty sides, my belly was plenty full and happy on Father's Day. Not only was our appetites satisfied but we are now on the hunt for more tasty grilling recipes. If you are too, be sure to visit and enter the Get Fired Up Grilling website/sweepstakes at for additional recipes and tips for BBQ Pitmasters Moe Cason and Tuffy Stone. Also enter to win a trip to the American Royal BBQ contest and other great prizes.

Happy Grillin' Friends!

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