These smoked ribs use pomegranate juice instead of the BBQ standard apple or grape and a foil wrapping method called “The Texas Crutch” to achieve perfectly tender finger licking ribs in just 3 hours. Also I really do try to stop the dog hair, but if you have a fuzzy animal well…you know the struggle lol. Y’all come here for good food, not perfect pictures and I’m okay with that!
A standard portion of ribs is considered a half rack, but you know how much your family will eat so be sure to portion accordingly. I seasoned these ribs using my homemade rib rub. It’s legit!
- 2 racks baby back ribs
- ¼ cup your favorite BBQ rub (*at least)
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp sriracha (*optional, but really delicious)
- 2 cups your favorite BBQ sauce (I used a mustard based BBQ sauce)
- Foil for wrapping
- Preheat your smoker or grill to 325°F
- Remove the silver skin (the shiny membrane) from the back of your ribs and discard it.
- Liberally season both sides of the ribs with the BBQ seasoning of your choice.
- When your grill or smoker is ready place the ribs on the heat and cook for 1 hour.
- While the ribs are cooking mix the pomegranate juice, honey, sriracha if using, and set aside.
- When an hour has passed remove your ribs from the grill and flip them upside down. Place the ribs on a large sheet of foil and wrap each rack individually to form liquid-tight packets, but don't close them just yet! It doesn't have to be pretty just effective -sometimes I have to double wrap them because the ribs tear the foil and that's okay! Double wrap away baby!
- Pour half of your pomegranate juice mixture over the ribs and into each packet. Close the packets tightly.
- Cook the wrapped ribs for another hour at the same heat.
- When the hour has passed unwrap your ribs and poke them with a fork to see if they're tender. Your fork should easily pierce through the flesh. If it doesn't close them up and continue to cook for another 30 minutes or until they're tender. Don't fret if they need more time. Grilling and smoking is never an exact science. Shotgun a hard cider and keep going it's the Texas way!
- When the ribs are tender remove the foil and discard any juices. Turn the heat up to 400°F and slather both sides of your ribs with your BBQ sauce. Cook the ribs for 10-15 minutes on each side coating with BBQ sauce again before flipping.
- Remove the ribs from the heat, allow to cool slightly, cut, and serve. Enjoy with your favorite drinks and people!
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