I now realize how delinquent I’ve been regarding introductions.

What I should have said months ago:
“Alton Brown’s ribs, meet my smoker”.

rib carnageAlton Brown’s Baby Back Ribs recipe has been rocking my world lately and ushered our household into a meat phase. These baby back ribs come out meltingly tender, with a touch of sweet and spice.

A great feature to this recipe is how its steps can be easily broken down into elements:

After making up AB’s recipe as written a couple of times, I encourage you to study those components, and then steal his recipe and make it yours.

You know what I mean…

Shake up the dry rub:

Change out the braising liquid:

Kick up that glaze:

Next time up, I’m going to take my own advice and cook these babies in the smoker. It’s high time they met.

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posted July 5th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Wow! I love ribs, and I love Alton Brown’s recipes, so this has got to be a win/win combination for me!

posted July 6th, 2008 at 11:15 am

I dream about these ribs sometimes!

- Leslie
posted July 7th, 2008 at 5:41 am

Yummy! We just bought a smoker two weekends ago and are eagerly collecting recipes, so this is perfect.

- ruhama
posted July 7th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

My husband basically learned how to cook by making these ribs. They are absolutely phenomenal!

- Lori
posted July 13th, 2008 at 6:07 am

These two are my prime guidelines to anything rib and BBQ related, but I’ll try Alton’s recipe this upcoming weekend :)

BBQ Sauce recipe

BBQ Ribs recipe

- Zeeboo
posted July 20th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

These came off too salty for my taste. Call me a purist, but these aren’t BBQ. Broiled, to be sure, but without smoke, no BBQ.

You’ve mentioned that you got a smoker. What kind did you get?


posted August 3rd, 2008 at 9:23 am

Yay! Interesting…

posted August 27th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

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posted January 29th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Pretty neat job!

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