Hello Dr. BBQ:
I’m Looking for a good recipe for spare ribs that is not sweet–no honey no brown sugar and no tomatoes; got something up your sleeve?
Miki from Jerusalem
Sure I have something up my sleeve. Sweet ribs are what most people want but I like them a little different sometimes too. Here’s my Creole Rub recipe from my first book. This is a good rub with no sugar. I’ve also included a mop recipe that fits the bill. Use both of these and skip the sauce and I think you’re gonna be happy.
Big Time Creole BBQ Rub
No carbs!! This also makes a great steak seasoning.
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons granulated garlic
2 tablespoons granulated onion
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons thyme leaves
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons cayenne
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well, and store in an airtight container.
Yield: 3/4 cup.
Big Time BBQ Mop
This is the one you use for big, long-cooking cuts like pork shoulder, beef brisket, and whole hog. Use a metal bowl and keep it warm in the cooker
while the meat cooks.
1 can beer of choice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 jalapeno, seeds and stem removed, finely chopped
In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the
heat and simmer for 15 minutes. This can be made the night before but must
Yield: About 3 cups