As you may know, I am a souther girl to the core. That pretty much makes me a meat and potatoes kinda gal. My husband and I love spicy food so we tend to add some sort of heat to everything we cook. In this recipe I wanted to share how you can marry a traditional BBQ rib and a little cajun kick. Behold, my Cajun Smoked Pork Ribs Recipe.
First of all, I went to the grocery store and they had pork ribs marked down really quickly. I am a huge fan of a deal so I immediately thought of what I could do with them. My husband just got his new smoker for Christmas and he looks for every opportunity to use it! :)
Within the package they had some with and without the bone, there was pretty marbling, and they weren’t overridden with fat which is pretty hard to find in pork ribs sometimes. We ended up buying 5 lbs to cook.
The first thing we did was mixed up our dry rub recipe and coat the ribs with it and stick it in the fridge overnight. Our dry rub consists of Canjun seasoning (there are lots of great kinds at the store and we tend to try out a new kind every time), about a teaspoon of brown sugar, salt, pepper, and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Heat your smoker to 225 degrees and place the ribs about an inch apart so that the smoky flavor touches every inch of the rib. You want to cook these for 4-6 hours until the ribs reach 170-200 degrees internal temperature. It really depends on your preference.
When they are done they should look like this or similar. Just looking at that picture makes me want to make these again and eat them up! haha
The outcome was great. These ribs were tender, spicy, sweet, and perfect FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Ribs are such a versatile main dish, you can pair anything with it. I am a sweet-potato lover and my son likes mac-n-cheese. I don’t like added sweetness in my sweet-potatoes–I only add salt, pepper, and butter.
It may be a little weird that a beauty blogger is doing some food posts but beauty isn’t my ONLY interest, I like to eat too! haha I am going to start doing a lot more food posts here. I am sorry if you aren’t interested in those kinds of posts and I won’t be offended if you don’t read them. If you do love them, then GREAT! Let’s get our eat on together! ;)
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