Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Ribs

Honey Ham Ribs

Combine the briny, smoky, umami flavors of country ham with the crusty, gnaw-off-the-bone pleasure of barbecued baby backs and you wind up with ham ribs. I wish I could say […]

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St. Louis Ribs with Vanilla-Brown Sugar Glaze

The St. Louis rib offers the best of two ribs: the lush marbling of baby backs and the meaty richness of spareribs. Picture a center-cut section of a rack of […]

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Chinatown Ribs

If you think the sweet-salty-umami flavors of Chinese ribs are good, wait until you try them enhanced with old-fashioned American wood smoke. These ribs get a quadruple blast of flavor: […]

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Kansas City-Style Spareribs

One of America’s barbecue icons, not to mention the dish that made Kansas City famous—spareribs rubbed with spices, sprayed with apple cider and whiskey, and sizzled with a sweet and […]

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Maple- and Molasses-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Four of New England’s most iconic products—maple syrup, molasses, apple cider, and maple wood chips—conspire to make these smoky, sticky ribs irresistible.

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Apple Spice Baby Backs with Cider-Rum Barbecue Sauce

I’ve given these ribs an apple theme—you smoke them with apple wood chips and serve them with a made-from-scratch cider-rum barbecue sauce. Once you master the process, you can infinitely […]

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Dinosaur-Style Ribs

Photo by Daniel Krieger

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Memphis-Style Ribs

It never fails to amaze me how one simple idea can give birth to so many great regional variations. Consider ribs. The pork rib is one of the most perfect […]

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