I’m going to smoke pork ribs. Do you have any good rub recipes? – Derrick
Derrick, my go-to rub combines a base of yellow deli mustard upon which a sprinkling of brown sugar and spice is added. It may sound weird in applications other than a hotdog, but the acid in the deli mustard helps to tenderize the meat and cut through the fatty pork. Here’s the recipe for one rack of ribs.
¼ cup yellow deli mustard
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons coriander
1½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch cayenne pepper
Rub the ribs with the a thin coating of the deli mustard.
Mix together the sugar and spices then sprinkle this mixture all over the ribs.
Smoke at a low heat, 200 to 225 degrees Fahrenheit, for 4 to 5 hours. Assume the ribs will take roughly an hour per pound, so a 4 pound rack will take 4 hours to achieve tender meat that still has some meaty chew to it.