Meaty pork spare ribs with a simple yet delicious rib rub.
Growing up in Kansas City, we ate a lot of BBQ. My mother can testify to the statement that ribs were always my favorite. There’s definitely something to rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty for the sake of delicious meaty goodness.
At 4505 Burgers & BBQ, we cook pork spare ribs--longer than a St. Louis cut and much meatier than a baby back rib. Spare ribs, the most traditional rib cut, are a great choice because each rib is super meaty and contains a great variety of textures and flavors. Our pork spare ribs come from American Homestead Pork in Iowa. American Homestead sources heritage hogs from local family farms and raises them on an all-vegetarian diet, no gestation crates and other inhumane practices.
In our recipe, we remove the extra flap of meat attached to the underside of the rib. We either toss it in spice rub, cook it alongside the ribs, chop it and add it to baked beans or scrambled eggs, or we serve it over rice with some scallions and a bit of sriracha.
You can prepare and cook the ribs ahead of time so you aren’t stressing during your party. Just give them a little char on your grill to reheat them through and caramelize the bark before serving them. Enjoy!