Rub-a-Dub-Dub Baby Back Ribs



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2 racks baby back ribs
2 bottles beer good beer, not light
4 tsp liquid smoke
1 bottle BBQ Sauce

Spice Rub

1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp hot madras curry powder
1 tsp celery salt
2 tsp chipotle powder
2 tsp cajun seasoning
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
2 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1. In a small bowl, mix the rub spice blend ingredients together with a fork. If the brown sugar is too hard to break apart, microwave for 10 second intervals until it falls apart easily, but doesn't melt.

2. Rub the ribs with the spice rub--really try to massage into the meat. The brown sugar will start to melt into the meat. Discard any remaining spices. Cover the ribs with plastic wrap and set in fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours.

3. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Add 2 bottles of beer to the roasting pan, cover with aluminimun foil, and bake ribs for 4 1/2 hours.

4. Remove ribs from oven. Increase temperature to 350 degrees. Peel back the aluminum foil and pour in the liquid smoke. Cover again with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 30-45 minutes, until the ribs are well browned and most of the beer (or all) is absorbed.

5. Heat a gas or charcoal grill. Spray a paper towel liberally with Pam (cooking spray) and wipe the grates on the grill. Remove the ribs from the roasting pan and brush liberally with BBQ sauce. Once the surface of the grill is hot, add the ribs. Cook on both sides until hot and sauce starts to blacken. Serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side.


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