Double your pork! Bacon Encrusted Spare Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fwismoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Please excuse the pics...cell phone so not the best.  The food however was fall off the bone good!

    Ok I was playing around with different setups on my wood burning drum and I had some spares defrosted so it got the call.    This burn was with all cherry splits with a little oak mixed in...nothing beats the perfect smoke from cooking with real wood and that cherry smells GREAT!!!  Cook temps went from 300* to 450*  ....average probably 400*     Believe it or not but these were slow cooked ribs for me and only took 3 1/2 hours, could have easily came off at the 3 hour mark but i wanted the bacon to really bake on.    These were cooked naked (no foil)   

    Ok here's the cook.

    1) scored up the membrane (this completely cooks off for me so no need to pull it)

    2) Rubbed down with a little olive oil, applied sweet money and an all purpose rub.

    3) Fired up the splits with about 1/8 chimney of briquettes

    4) On to the grate with the ribs and one lb of bacon

    Ok here's the rest from beginning to end.

    Here the bacon was almost to the point to pull and take in for chopping

    When the ribs get those golden bubbles (some call pig honey) it was time to coat with BBQ sauce and Bacon!!!

    After spreading the bacon i dribbled more sauce on top and gently mixed it in

    The ribs were cooked naked but i let it finish with foil underneath

    Giving the ribs a short rest before cutting them up....maybe 10 minutes

    Not sure what happened to the color of this pic but they were just like the first sliced pic.

    These ribbies were so fall apart good...It's a must do!
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty Keith! How about bacon wrapped pineapple stuffed with CSR's!!!

  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a crazy looking rack of ribs! Must of tasted great! Ever wrap single bones? They turn out great!:drool
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now that needs to of been in a throwdown!
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks way tasty Keith ! Ya know the saying... The only thing better than pork... is pork on pork..... Wait, that doesn't sound right.... :biggrin: Hey, ya get my meaning... It looks awesome ! Thumbs Up
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    That pineapple looks great case..funny just seen someone do that exact thing, they must have gotten it from you!   lol

    That would have cooked great over a fire like the ribs. 
     Thanks    I've had good racks and they were special for sure.
    Thanks Justin!   .....Yea lol I know what you mean.   It's true that everything is better with bacon!
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member



    Bacon Bacon
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is so inventive, I gotta try it!

    Great job, great idea
  10. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks foam, it was pretty fantastic especially with a cherry split fire.     YES you should try it!

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