Rubbed RibsWith summer well underway, it's prime time for cookout weather. Low-heat smoking is a great way to relax outside with the family and enjoy a mouthwatering meal at the end. Here are 5 simple steps to perfect pulled pork and ribs:
1. Prep the meat properly: In the test kitchen, we tried rubbing spices on our meats from an hour ahead to a day ahead. Not surprisingly, the overnight rubs resulted in much more flavorful meat. Try Bobby Flay's rub from our July issue or our Good Housekeeping Memphis-style one.
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2. Get the right set-up: If you have a smoker, great! For charcoal and gas grills, you want to create a zone where there isn't any direct heat on the meat. If you have a charcoal grill, banks the coals to both sides. For gas, turn on half the burners.
3. Wait for the right temperature: For smokers and charcoal grills, the charcoal is going to get hotter before it settles into the steady low heat you want (ideally, around 250 degrees).Read More »from How to Smoke Pulled Pork and Ribs