Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs



4 hours before dinner

  1. Trim the ribs of any extra fat and remove the silverskin.
  2. Rub ribs generously with the rub.
  3. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate.

3 hours before dinner

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degF.
  2. Wrap ribs tightly in foil leaving one end open.
  3. Pour vinegar into the open end of the foil and roll closed.
  4. Place foil wrapped ribs on a jellyroll pan.
  5. Braise ribs for about 3 hours; until very tender but not quite falling off the bone.

10 minutes before dinner

  1. Remove the ribs from the oven and allow to cool a bit. This will firm up the meat and make it easier to manage on the grill.
  2. While the ribs are cooling, preheat grill. You want it hot.

2 minutes before dinner

  1. Grill ribs meat side down for a couple minutes. The top will look crusty and delicious.
  2. Flip ribs and brush with your favorite barbecue sauce.
  3. Let the ribs sit on the grill, meat side up, for another minute or two. The barbecue sauce will thicken slightly, becoming a glaze.