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Smollett Siblings' Fall-off-the-Bone Slow-Smoked Ribs

SERVINGS
2-4
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Smollett Siblings Smoked Ribs
Smollett Siblings Smoked RibsNathan Congleton / TODAY
SERVINGS
2-4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(44)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced dried onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs (13 to 16 ribs)
  • Chef notes

    When I was growing up, my mom would make baby back ribs so tender that the bone would fall right out. Slow-cooking ribs on the grill to get that perfect dry-rubbed crust on the outside and tender juicy meat on the inside is a true art form.

    Preparation

    1.

    In a small bowl, mix together all the seasonings.

    2.

    Lay the rack of ribs on a large baking sheet and coat the whole surface with the dry rub, patting it in to cover thoroughly.

    3.

    Preheat a grill to low heat. Place the ribs on the grill away from the heat source, and close the lid. Cook the ribs for about 2 hours, or until perfectly tender. Check on the meat every once in a while, but mostly just patience is required.

    Reprinted with permission from "The Family Table: Recipes and Moments from a Nomadic Life" by Jazz, Jurnee, Jake and Jussie Smollett (William Morrow Cookbooks, April, 2018)