Cinnamon and chipotle hickory smoke pork spareribs. The very first ribs I ever cooked. They start with a sweet and smoky rub of cinnamon and chipotle and are finished with a hickory smoke bbq sauce.
After researching tips and techniques for cooking ribs I was utterly confused. So I read some more to become even more confused. And intimidated. I narrowed down the techniques to ones that would work for me and crossed my fingers. It was completely experimental.
I coated the ribs with dijon mustard and a cinnamon and chipotle rub then wrapped them in foil and refrigerated them for 2 hours. I started them in the oven and cooked them on low heat for 2 hours then moved them to a grill over indirect heat fitted with hickory smoke wood chips for 2 more hours, brushing them with bbq sauce the last half hour or so.
Super sticky, kind of spicy and slightly sweet, they were gobbled up faster than you can say cinnamon-chipotle-hickory-smoked-barbecue-spareribs.
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- The contest runs until August 12, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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