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    Texas BBQ Ribs

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    6 hrs 30 mins

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    riffraff's Note:

    This recipe won 1st place in the 1996 Chilsolm Trail Roundup BBQ cookoff in Fort Worth, Texas. I usually use pork ribs but this works well for beef ribs too.. Baby backs really do not benefit from this cooking method.

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    1. 1
      Prepare barbeque smoker with hickory or pecan wood.
    2. 2
      If you use briquets and woodchips, soak the chips in water.
    3. 3
      Rub ribs with dry rub and let set for one hour before starting to smoke.
    4. 4
      Smoke ribs slowly over indirect heat, 250 to 275 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.
    5. 5
      Wrap ribs in foil, cover meat generously with brown sugar and honey.
    6. 6
      Cook meat till rib bone twists and pulls freely out, about 2 1/2 to 3 more hours.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 05, 2009

      Excellent recipe. Sweet, smoky, spicy. Everything you could want with ribs. Authentic to boot! (Ft. Worth, TX). Great in the oven too. I modified it slightly as I think there is an error in printing. I might be wrong though. 11 ounces of chili powder completely overpowers the rub. Bring it down to 2 - 5 Tbl and it's purrrrfect. I also prefer to smoke for just a little while longer at a lower temp. 225 - 250. Make sure you don't place the ribs over the direct flame or they'll get dry. Another note, learn how to dress the meat otherwise you'll be operating at a disadvantage. BBQ isn't rocket science, but it does take effort. GREAT RECIPE!!! Thanks riffraff.

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    • on May 05, 2011


      I made these ribs this past weekend. The sweet and spicy combination works really well. They were such a hit I've been asked to make a bunch more. I smoked them with apple wood.

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    • on May 15, 2005


      Five stars all the way. I have paid for BBQ Ribs that didn't hold a candle to these ribs. The ribs were smokey and were fall off the bone tender. I am dealing with a bunch of "Gerber" months, so I only used 2 tsp. of cayenne. I made half of them with the brown sugar honey sauce and the other half using my BBQ sauce. I would say I liked the honey sauce better. The sweetness of the honey complimented the spicyness of the rub. Weather was comming in and they spent the last 2 hours in the oven. They still turned out great. Thank you for a great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Texas BBQ Ribs

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 349.8
    Calories from Fat 114
    Total Fat 12.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1352.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 31.7 g
    Sugars 24.6 g
    Protein 13.1 g

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