BBQ Rib Rub ~Miles Jascha

This photo and recipe of our CGF ribs is courtesy of Miles Jascha, co-author of Savory and Sweet.

•1/2 cup brown sugar
•1/4 cup paprika
•1 tablespoon black pepper
•1 tablespoon salt
•1 tablespoon chili powder
•1 tablespoon garlic powder
•1 tablespoon onion powder
•1 teaspoon cayenne
Combine all ingredients together and and transfer to an air tight container.

1.Generously sprinkle rub on ribs and massage into the meat.
2. Preheat smoker or grill to around 165-185. Put the ribs bone down on the grill and smoke for 3 hours. Every hour spritz some apple juice on the ribs (helps keep them moist).
4. After smoking for 3 hours, wrap the ribs in heavy duty foil and put back on the grill. Raise the temperature to 225 and cook for 2 hours.
5. After the 2 hours are done pull the ribs out of the foil and place directly on grill and the 225 degrees. Using your favorite BBQ sauce spread onto the ribs and continue cooking for 1 hour. The BBQ sauce will make a nice sticky glaze. Let rest for about 10-15 minutes and serve with your favorite BBQ sides.

Your new favorite BBQ sauce:  

Blueberry Barbeque Sauce:  
1 cup blueberries
⅓ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup beer (a full-flavored, bitter ale works well, like an IPA)
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1. Combine all in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then turn heat to medium low. Simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Let cool for 5 minutes and then puree with a blender or food processor.
3. Return pureed sauce to pan and bring to a simmer. It is now ready to be painted onto ribs.


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