One can only take so much sweet tangy BBQ sauce and seasoning, especially when you grill as much as I do. I love to mix up the palette with savory and earthy flavors to shock the taste buds. These STL style spare ribs were calling for something different and I gave it to them.
The ribs were dusted with Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming rub. It’s an aromatic rub with oregano and cilantro herbs mixed with southwest spices…and it’s salt free! I fired up the kettle grill for indirect heat…guessing around 400 degrees.
Once the ribs go on, I let them roast on the grill for an hour. Then I wrapped them in heavy duty aluminum foil topped with unsalted butter (these were served to my Grandpa who is on a low sodium diet). After 60 minutes in the foil wrap, they roasted on the grill for another 30 minutes. Because of the high heat throughout the process, these ribs were falling off the bone in only 2.5 hours!
The family loved these ribs, especially Grandpa. For a guy who only likes to eat cheeseburgers and fried chicken, he chowed down a half rack of these ribs. That’s saying something!