My husband is seriously at one with his smoker/grill. He LOVES to make food on it AND he’s good at it. I’ve seen him out there on Thanksgiving Day smoking a turkey and ham, out there with snow coming down cooking ribs, standing out in the rain grilling burgers.
Yesterday he smoked 3 slabs of baby back ribs. His ribs literally fall off the bone when they’re done and they are delicious!
I made the sides….Potato Salad, Baked Beans and Deviled Eggs…the perfect meal 🙂
Below are pictures AND I’ve even posted a video. Now, when you watch the video, please keep in mind that this is how we talk to each other ALL the time. Very playful banter.
So, that was Al preparing the ribs. He rubs them with Vegetable Oil then sprinkles BBQ rub all over them. This was actually the first time he’s ever put brown sugar on them or sprayed them with Apple Juice.
This is how they look after smoking on the grill for about 3 hours:
Then he puts them in a foil pan with just enough water to cover the bottom. At first he was going to stand them up in his rib racks (like the picture shows) but decided he didn’t like that idea and took them off the racks and laid them in the pan.
Then he covers them with foil and lets them cook for another 3 hours
And THIS is the final product! Delicious!
They fall right off the bone
You can’t have ribs without the sides! Here’s a hint for the deviled eggs. (I learned this from my sister-in-law years ago) Put about 1 tsp. of sugar in your mixture. Perfect!
These are just a can of regular baked beans. I just dress them up a little with ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup and Bacon Pieces then throw them on the grill about an hour before you’re ready to eat so they get a little bit of that smokey flavor.
My potato salad really sounds boring because I don’t add all that crunchy stuff like onions and peppers. BLECK! We really love it though! I just boil some potatoes, add mayo, mustard and a couple of hard boiled eggs then sprinkle black pepper on it.
The perfect meal 🙂