I’m actually not a big fan of ribs but you can bet they are very popular around the cowboys. I’ve one set of ribs in my life that were to die for and that was at Sticky Fingers in the Carolina’s, right Mom? Man they were good but they were all meat and dry rubbed which is quite the opposite of what my man enjoys.
I recently bought my guy a Masterbuilt smoker for our 17th anniversary and man does he love it! He’s smoked chicken, jerky and now ribs. There is a version that is a little more cost-friendly but doesn’t come with the digital timer and that has proven to be quite handy for us. We soak some wood chips, add our food, and cook until done. Once you set the timer, it goes off when it’s done so you don’t have to worry if you happen to forget which can easily be done when something you’re cooking calls for a minimum of 6hrs.
We didn’t do anything special to these ribs. We used short ribs and basic seasonings. We cooked them in smoker for about 3hrs, wrapped them in foil and smoked them another hour and a half. They were falling off the bone and very succulent. No dryness to them but instead, moist and packed with flavor.
Do you use a smoker at all? If so, what do you smoke in yours?