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    Smoky Sweet Spareribs With Sauce and Beans

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    3 hrs 30 mins

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    2Bleu's Note:

    This is the beginning of a beautiful BBQ gathering with a delicious rib, sauce, and baked bean recipe. Invite friends to bring some cornbread, cole slaw, potato salad, etc. for one outstanding outdoor party!. :) We got the basis of this recipe from Cook's Country for a charcoal or wood grill with a lid but could be adapted for a gas grill. We have also posted 2bleu's Wet Sauce for Ribs and More separately in a 1/2 gallon (64 oz) quantity for those just wanting to try the sauce, or to make a large batch for the summer or to give as gifts. Enjoy! :)

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    Wet Sauce for Ribs

    Dry Rub

    Other ingredients needed


    1. 1
      WET SAUCE: In a heavy duty medium-sized saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and simmer about 3 minutes. Add remaining sauce ingredients and stir to blend. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking, uncovered, for 2 hours or until reduced by half or to desired consistency. Let cool, then using an emulsifier (or use a blender), blend to a smooth consistency. This makes about 2 1/2 cups of wet sauce.
    2. 2
      Soak Hickory chips in water for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prep ribs and grill.
    3. 3
      DRY RUB & RIB PREP: Clean ribs by rinsing in water. With a sharp knife, stab several times into the membrane/tissue that is on the less meaty side of the ribs (this will help the meat absorb the smoke). Make a 1" slice at the top of the ribs in between each bone (for easier cutting after they're done). Mix dry rub ingredients together and rub onto both sides of rib racks. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the grill (can also be done the night before).
    4. 4
      GRILL PREP: Start coals in a chimney starter. when ready, spread coals onto bottom rack on 2 sides of the grill (leaving a space in the middle) and place a disposable drip pan in the center. Place 3/4 of the wood chips over coals then place cooking rack in position.
    5. 5
      Place ribs (meat side up) onto center of grill over drip pan. Place a sheet of foil snugly over the tops of the ribs. Place cover over grill and open vent directly above the position of the ribs. Cook for 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Turn ribs over, and cook an additional hour adding the remaining wood chips (and more coals if necessary).
    7. 7
      Have a sheet of heavy duty foil ready (large enough to encase the ribs). Remove ribs from grill and onto the foil. Spread 1 cup of the wet sauce generously over both sides of the ribs. Seal up the ribs in the foil to make packets (double the foil if necessary).
    8. 8
      BEANS PREP: Place beans in a disposable foil pan. Stir in 1 cup of the wet sauce. Cover with HD foil and using a thin skewer, poke holes in the top. Place the beans on top of the disposable pan that's under the ribs to heat and smoke beans. Place the rib packets on the grill. Cover with vent over ribs and cook 30-45 minutes more.
    9. 9
      Remove ribs from packet and cut double ribs for serving. Take the crunchy brown/burnt edges and chop up coarsely. Add them to the beans and stir. Serve ribs with beans and side of remaining sauce.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2011


      I'm really not usually the one who does spareribs, & now in the past month I've already made 'em twice & have plans for doing 'em again before too long ~ Go figure! Anyway, working with your recipe was an absolute pleasure, & the rib-&-bean combo was wonderfully flavorful! It all took a bit of time to prepare, but as the 1st reviewer indicated, "These are worth the wait!" Will be doing this recipe again, for sure! Thanks for posting it! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

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    • on September 22, 2008


      Wow! The ribs and sauce were awesome. I didn't make the beans this time around so I halved the amount of sauce. It worked perfectly. I used pork loin back ribs and then followed the well-written directions. Totally delicious rib recipe. Note: I used a gas grill so used the indirect heat method. I lit one side of the grill and put the ribs on the unlit side, then closed the lid. These are worth the wait!

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    Nutritional Facts for Smoky Sweet Spareribs With Sauce and Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (878 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1531.9
    Calories from Fat 663
    Total Fat 73.7 g
    Saturated Fat 26.0 g
    Cholesterol 274.2 mg
    Sodium 3108.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 139.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 19.2 g
    Sugars 69.6 g
    Protein 88.7 g

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