Easy but tasty, this smoked rib recipe is short on preparation time but long on flavor. Simply seasoned, the bulk of the flavor comes from the sauce you pour on your ribs when it eatin' time!
Don't spend too much time worrying about using just-the-right ingredients for the dry rub here...it only takes salt, pepper, and maybe some paprika and garlic powder if you have it.
I've made this quick, easy rib recipe using only salt and pepper as seasonings. The wood smoke adds a lot of the flavor, and the sauce tops it all off.
Again, don't get to wrapped up in the preparation stage. You can use a pre-trimmed babyback rib slab, or do what I usually do and use a whole, untrimmed sparerib slab.
You may decide to go the extra mile and trim the spare rib slab before seasoning. By simply cutting away any loose flap of meat, and removing some of the bigger deposits of fat your ribs will look and taste better.
Rinse off the slab, dry it with a clean towel, and season it with salt, pepper, and one or two of your favorite seasonings. I've used paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, hot pepper flakes and chili powder at different times.
It's kind of fun to experiment with different flavors. And again, if you just season your ribs with the salt and pepper, that's good enough. We're after easy here. And they'll be sauced before serving.
Some that I like include KC Masterpiece, Cattleman's, Roy's, and
Stubb's. Sweet Baby Ray's is pretty good too, and widely available. That's my short list of favorites when it comes to commercial
sauces. Or you can serve them with a homemade bbq sauce if you have some on hand.
The best part of this smoked rib recipe is that it's an easy, no-worry kind of recipe. You don't need a million ingredients or five hours just to get the ribs ready for the smoker. Just do it!
Great tasting ribs deserve to be accompanied by one or two tasty side dishes. Baked beans, coleslaw or a green salad are all good choices. And maybe a slice of store-bought apple pie for dessert. I would've said homemade apple pie, but we're going for easy here!