Hot And Spicy Baby Back Ribs

IMG_1274There are thousands of ways to prepare baby back ribs.  If you like your food hot and spicy, here is a way to juice up your ribs so they will have some heat and kick to them.  It is simply a matter of creating the correct rub and letting the ribs get happy for approximately 24 hours before you cook them.  Like always, I cook them in my smoker but you can cook them in your oven or a propane grill as long as the ribs are not on direct heat.  Remember when creating the rub, these measurements are approximate.  I always believe in it being close but mix it to your taste and liking.

2 large racks of baby back ribs
4 tbs paprika
4 tbs cayenne pepper ( you can adjust this to how hot you want them)
2 tbs oregano
2 tbs chili powder
2 tbs ground cumin
2 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs onion powder
2 tbs brown sugar
4 tbs salt
4 tbs pepper
Place ribs on a big piece of tin foil.  In mixing bowl combine all the ingredients together.  Rub the mixture all over the ribs on both sides.  Tightly wrap the ribs in the tin foil and refrigerate up to 24 hours. 
Prepare the smoker, propane grill, or oven by getting the temperature to approximately 250 degrees.  Open up the tin foil and fold sides up making a boat.  Mix together a half cup of water and some salt.  Pour the salt water in the tin foil.  This will make it so the ribs do not get dry while cooking.   Cook the ribs low and slow for approximately 3 to 4 hours until they look tender and meat will fall off the bone.  These ribs should turn out very hot and spicy.  You can eat them without adding any barbecue sauce (memphis style) or add some sauce if you like.  The only thing missing are some great side dishes and a tall cold beer.  CHEERS !!!!

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