Kansas City-Style Spareribs

Kansas City’s barbecue sauce is tomato-based, thick, sweet and smoky. These Kansas City-style spareribs are a perfect example of that style of barbecue.

Barbecue Championship Ribs by Ray Lampe

After reviewing the book Slow Fire…The Beginner’s Guide to Barbecue by Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe, I decided to give his barbecue championship ribs recipe a try. Were they championship quality?

Blueberry Glazed Ribs

You just can’t beat the flavor that fruit brings to barbecued ribs. These blueberry glazed ribs are a prime example of that. Fruit offers the sweetness we look for in a barbecue sauce.

Arkansas Black Barbecued Ribs

Arkansans refer to “black ribs, they’re speaking of spare or back ribs that are literally covered with a relatively sweet sauce that has been reduced almost to a glaze, cooked to a blackened finish.

Types of Pork Ribs

Back ribs, spare ribs, rib tips, country-style ribs and St. Louis ribs are just a few of the names you’ll encounter when buying pork ribs. With so many types of pork ribs to choose from, what exactly is the difference? Which is better?

Let’s dismantle this pig and review the various rib cuts.

Orange Chipotle Pork Ribs

Citrus flavor ties in nicely with the smokey heat supplied by the chipotle pepper followed by sweetness from orange marmalade. Mesquite wood blends well with the orange flavors.

Memphis Style Ribs

Traditionally, the folks from Memphis rarely put barbecue sauce on their pork ribs. The flavorful meat rubs they use was enough to produce a great tasting rib without the addition of a sauce.