• Whole racks of Babyback ribs

California Rancher Wild Hog Seasoning

  • California Rancher Wild Hog Seasoning

California Rancher Oaky & Smoky BBQ Sauce

  • Apple juice
  • Brown sugar
  • Cherry, apple or hickory woodchips


  • STEP 1
    Several hours before you plan to cook, take a blunt butter knife of the end of a spoon and gently start to tease away the membrane on the bone side of the ribs. Once you have loosened a corner, use a piece of kitchen roll, grab hold and pull the whole membrane away. Lightly coat the ribs with vegetable oil and then in a large baking tray generously season with Wild Hog seasoning. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • STEP 2
    Smoker Method:
  • STEP 3
    Set your BBQ to cook indirectly at a low heat or your smoker to approx 120C. Add some wood chunks or chips to the coals of your smoker or in a little tin foil pouch (pierce a few holes) if using a charcoal or gas BBQ.
  • STEP 4
    Please the ribs onto the grill meat side up and allow to cook slowly for around 90 mins. Flip the ribs over and give them a further 60 mins.
  • STEP 5
    Next lay out some thick tin foil and pile 2-3 racks on top. Sprinkle the meat side of each rack with with brown sugar.
  • STEP 6
    Fold the foil into an envelope and seal up, leaving one side open. Pour in approx 50ml of apple juice, or cider then seal the pack completely.
  • STEP 7
    Return to the grill to cook for a further hour. Remove from foil and increase the temperature of your cooker by about 30-40 degrees.
  • STEP 8
    Cover each meat side of ribs with BBQ sauce and allow to caramelise on the grill for approx 10 mins.
  • STEP 9
    Oven method: Instead of putting the ribs onto the BBQ grill, pre-heat the oven to around 115 C & place the ribs in a baking tray with approx 500ml of cider, apple juice or white wine.
  • STEP 10
    Cover with foil and slow cook for around 2.5-3 hrs
  • STEP 11
    Now set the BBQ to medium direct heat and finish the ribs as directed above with BBQ sauce.

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