Ribs for kids

Discussion in 'Pork' started by orng95bagdacord, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. orng95bagdacord

    orng95bagdacord Fire Starter

    My little girl fell in love with ribs over the weekend is not a fan on spicy food. My rubs has some spice to it.anyone have a good"not spicy rub..... Gonna do some baby back. Or spare ribs any suggestions on a easy mop with no spices in it?
  2. Don't know what the "spice" is in your rub and if you are referring to "heat" but you could make a small recipe of it omitting the "spice" she doesn't like. If it's cayenne or crushed red pepper, just leave it out.

    I used to spritz my ribs with apple juice.
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try an old method an old man taught me a long time ago. Flavor with no heat(spiciness).

    Salt and Lightly Pepper the Ribs and Smoke with a mild wood like Cherry (goes well with Pork anyhow) and spritz with a mix of the Apple juice as Alesia mentioned , and Cidervinegar). You'll get a nice sweet smoke flavor with a nice Apple kick; and the vinegar will help tenderize the Ribs.

    Have fun and ...
  4. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  5. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

  6. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For the kids, here is one technique that I use and they really love it.

    First, soak the ribs for 24-48 hours in cherry coke. I like to puree maraschino cherries and mix with Mexican Coca-Cola, as that is cane-sugar based. But you can use any brand of corn-syrup based cherry cola in a pinch. You can even use Dr. Pepper if you like the taste of that. I don't. Just don't use diet.

    After that, you may or may not use a mild rub. When cooking, spritz or mop frequently with the cherry coke, and smoke as usual with cherry wood. What you are going for is a carmelization of the sugars on the outside of the ribs. Kids usually like them falling-off-the-bones tender, but you may use discretion.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013
  7. Wow that sounds good!
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use Dr Pepper for my Briskets when I foil them....then back in the smoker.

    It works and has a great flavor.

  9. I used this rub recently on chicken recently and even someone like my sister who can't handle any spice loved it. Highly recommend JJ's Mild Bubba Q rub
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  11. orng95bagdacord

    orng95bagdacord Fire Starter

    so im going to rub the ribs down tonight and tom use the 2-2-1 method. when i put them in the foil i was going to sprits them with apple juice and then when i take them out spray them again......is tha tok or should i be apply apple juice more or less..
  12. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have the same issue in my house, I just leave out the spicy stuff and cut back on the black pepper.  The integrity of the rub doesn't suffer and the heat is gone.

    Good luck

  13. I lower the black pepper and eliminate cayenne. You can add some pizza pepper flakes on top of the rub for a little heat, that does not seem to bother the "too spicy" people in my camp.
  14. jeoberg

    jeoberg Smoke Blower

    Trying those out for this weekend.  3 racks are soaking in cherry cola right now.  Cooking commences tomorrow at 6:00 in the morning.
  15. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    For the kids I just use jeffs rub minus the cayenne powder.
  16. jeoberg

    jeoberg Smoke Blower

    I must say that if you haven't tried the cherry coke on ribs, you should. I just used that and a simple SPG rub until the last hour. I added a cherry coke BBQ at the end. I made sure the cherry flavor stayed with the sauce. Wonderful ribs.
  17. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad you liked it. I also make a cherry coke version of my basic bbq sauce for these ribs. Never had a complaint.

    As I recall, the first time I made these, it was for a friend of mine who just had oral surgery, and couldn't chew anything tough. (Golf ball hit him square in the front teeth.) So I made them fall-off-the-bone tender for him. He still raves about them today.

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