3-2-1 Smoked St. Louis-Style Spareribs

There are hundreds of variations on this approach, but this is how I make 3-2-1 smoked St. Louis-Style spareribs. The end result is a tender, moist, flavorful rib. Spareribs are our favorite. They are meatier, bigger, and tastier than back ribs. And, when trimmed St. Louis-style, you get an extra bonus: rib tips. Here are … Continue reading “3-2-1 Smoked St. Louis-Style Spareribs”

St Louis-Style Ribs using the Vortex

Oh skeptical me. Sure, I’ve grilled St. Louis-style ribs before on my Weber grills. High heat. Low heat. I’ve done them both and they were great. But with a Vortex? That’s not just high heat, it’s crazy hot heat. I was skeptical about making St Louis-style ribs using the Vortex, and well… wrongfully so. In … Continue reading “St Louis-Style Ribs using the Vortex”

St Louis-Style Ribs on a Gas Grill

Making St Louis-style ribs on a gas grill is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. Yes, I have charcoal grills and I have a smoker, but not everyone else does. Which made me wonder… can it be done? Will they be as good as the ribs I cook on my other … Continue reading “St Louis-Style Ribs on a Gas Grill”

2-2-1 Smoked Baby Back Ribs

I’m a huge fan of spareribs trimmed St. Louis-style and smoked low-and-slow. I have to admit, my favorite part are the rib tips that come from trimming the spareribs. And that’s why, until recently, I haven’t really smoked a lot of baby back ribs, which have less fat and no tips. Well, now I cannot … Continue reading “2-2-1 Smoked Baby Back Ribs”

Smokehouse BBQ Sauce

I’m always on the lookout for a different sauce for my smoked ribs, pulled pork, or whatever meats I’m cooking on my smoker. It’s not because I don’t already have a good collection of sauces that I love. It’s because sometimes you just want something different. This smokehouse BBQ sauce intrigued me when I first … Continue reading “Smokehouse BBQ Sauce”

Sriracha BBQ Sauce

I spotted pork ribs on sale the other day. That can only mean one thing: St. Louis-style ribs. I smoked them 3-2-1 style, which results in great tender ribs that are packed with flavor by themselves. I like to sauce my ribs just before I pull them off of the smoker, giving the sauce a … Continue reading “Sriracha BBQ Sauce”

Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Three of my favorite things on one plate. First, smoked 3-2-1 St. Louis-style ribs. Sauced with a BBQ sauce that combines two of my other favorites: strawberries and chipotles. That great sweet berry flavor with a hint of smoky spiciness. Strawberries are in season here, and I just love using them in everything from a … Continue reading “Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce”

St. Louis Ribs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I could not have been happier with how great these St. Louis-style ribs on the Char-Broil Big Easy came out. They were cooked high-and-fast on my Char-Broil Big Easy. The Big Easy is a great cooker for a whole lot of things. Although I’ve cooked baby back ribs on my Big Easy, my favorite rib … Continue reading “St. Louis Ribs on the Char-Broil Big Easy”

Copycat Famous Dave’s Rib Rub

I was hankerin’ for some tender, almost-fall-off-the-bone smoked ribs, and lo and behold, spareribs were on sale at our grocery store. So I grabbed a few racks, trimmed them up St. Louis-style and started contemplating how I was going to cook them. Normally, it means an overnight rub down with some Memphis rib rub, then … Continue reading “Copycat Famous Dave’s Rib Rub”

Memphis Rib Rub

There was a time when I purchased many of the rubs I used for cooking, specially when it came to smoking pork butt or ribs. Now, I just use this simple but very tasty version of a Memphis rib rub based on a recipe from Myron Mixon. A little sweet, and a little heat (add … Continue reading “Memphis Rib Rub”