Best Ever Country Style Bone-In Ribs (Mojo Criollo) Smoked & Grilled

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  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Best Ever Country Style Bone-In Ribs

    (Mojo Criollo) Smoked & Grilled

    These were easily the Best CSRs I ever had:
    First of all, I finally found some “Bone-in” CSRs, and they had some Nice Fat in them——All for only $1.29 per pound!!
    So I took them all out of the 3 packs, and split them into two batches.
    I bagged and froze a Batch, and kept 10 Ribs to smoke & Grill for this Episode.

    I used some “Mi Costenita” Mojo Criollo for my Marinade.

    Day #1 (Prepping):
    Put 10 CSRs in a big ZipLock.
    Add 1 1/2 Cups of Mojo Criollo (See Pics below).
    Put them in the fridge, and flipped every now & then (Total 4 times).

    Day #2 (Smoking & Grilling Day):
    Remove from Bag & Spread out on Smoking Rack. (No Rinse)
    Squirt & Spread Yellow Mustard all over top side of Ribs.
    Cover all Ribs with Rub (Only one side due to Mrs Bear’s taste buds).

    11:15——Preheat MES 40 to 220°. Also fill one Row of AMNPS with Hickory Pellets, and light.
    12:00——Put Rack of CSRs in Position #2 of MES 40, and place Smoking AMNPS on right side of Bottom Rack.
    02:30——Put all Ribs in Foil Pan, pour 8 ounces of Apple Juice over Ribs, cover with Doubled Foil, and put back in Smoker.
    04:10——Fire up Weber “Q”, and clean when good & hot.
    04:30——Pull Ribs from Smoker, and spread them out on Grill.
    4:30 to 4:50——Coat both sides of Ribs two times with BBQ Sauce, while flipping on Grill, and continue to flip until they have a nice Sear.
    4:50——Remove from Grill.

    Take more Pics, add sides, More Pics——EAT (I can’t believe how tasty these ended up!!!)

    BTW: Mrs Bear said these were Great, but a Little Spicy. Can’t be too bad, she’s actually going to eat some Leftovers tonight. I usually get to eat ALL Leftovers!

    Thanks for looking,

    I had to get 3 packs, because the price was Great, and they looked just like what I’ve been looking for.
    I opened all 3 packs, split the whole batch in two, kept 10 of them to smoke, and Bagged & Froze the other half for another time:

    Here you can see the Price ($1.29)—I still can’t believe that price!!

    So I put those 10 in a Big Ziplock to Marinate them in Mojo Criollo:

    Here’s a look at that “Mojo Criollo” I used. I put a cup & a half in with the 10 CSRs.
    Then put them in the fridge over night, flipping them over every now & then (Total 4 times).

    One half hour before Smoking, I put them on a Rack, squirted Yellow Mustard on them, and spread it around (One side only).

    Then I coated that one side with Rub. (Only one side because of Mrs Bear’s Taste Buds)

    Here they are through the looking glass, getting all warm & happy:

    Here’s a better look of them on Rack position #2 in my MES 40:

    Here we moved to the Weber “Q”, and started Squirting & spreading some of Mrs Bear’s BBQ Sauce on the first side:

    Then flipped them all over & gave them all another coat of BBQ Sauce:

    After putting two coats on each side, and flipping them all a few more times to get a good flavored Sear on them, it was time to remove them from the Grill:

    I had to be real careful—This plate was Stacked 3 high & FULL !!!

    Bear’s First Helping—Best Ever!!!

    Oh Boy—Look at All those Leftovers—I can’t wait:

    A Visitor stopped in for a Drink from the Bird Feeder, but he didn’t stay for any of those leftovers.
    I think he's been keeping a close Eye on ME !!!

    A little Blueberry Zucchini Cake for Dessert:

    Can’t forget the next morning’s Breakfast:
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
  2. Wow !!   Those really look good. I like doing them that way. Those had to be great. I'll have to try your marinade (If I can find it)

    OBTW  you need to move around more and that Buzzard won't keep eyeballing you   [​IMG]


  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job Bear!

    Looks delicious!


  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Gary!!

    Everybody seems to be ignoring this one.

    They must think it's the same one I posted a couple days ago.

    This one is much better----I'll be adding this one to my Step by Step Index.

    And Thanks for the Points.

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs Bear! Love mojo pork!

  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look fantastic Bear.
    I just found 2 csr's in the freezer.

    Maybe this weekend. Don't think I will go mojo on them.
  7. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look GREAT, John.  CSRs are one of my favorite ribs.  I've never seen that mojo sauce in any of the stores around here, but guess I'll have to keep looking.

    As for the buzzard, I sure don't wish you any ill, but I'm VERY glad he's hanging around your place and not mine!!!!!   [​IMG]


  8. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bear, Those ribs look awesome. I've never done any that way before, but it looks like a really good method. CSR's are some of our favorites. Keep 'em coming. Joe. :points:
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look tasty!
  10. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Bear! Thats one heck of a price for such a tasty meal.

    Nice job, thanks for sharing.

  11. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Bear, good looking ribs and a great post as always !
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Al !!

    And Thanks for the Points!

    Thank You Case!

    And for the Points!

  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Adam!!

    And Thanks for the Points.

    Thanks Gary!!

    I'm kinda getting tired of that Bird following me around!! [​IMG]

    And Thanks for the Points!

  14. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    Wow those look incredible, before I smoked I used to make those in the crock pot. I will definitely be trying them this way!
  15. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Nice smoke...point worthy Thumbs Up
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Thank You Much Joe!!

    These were definitely Tasty!

    And Thanks for the Points!

  17. I think with a little more practice, You will get them Right !!!   [​IMG]    LOL

    Still rainy here in East Texas we sure needed it. Be gone a couple of days

    Going to Arkansas for a visit,   Wish I had some of your CSR's to take with me,

  18. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good. You certainly have a variety of flavors layered on those CSRs...JJ
  19. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good, thanks for spreading the word about mojo sauce. I use the Badia brand. Sour citrus, salt and herbs especially garlic. Perfect for pork and chicken.

    Oh if I could snap my fingers and charter a bus to take us to Miami FL for grocery shopping. We could stop for lunch at Pollo Tropical.
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You John!

    Thanks CM !!

    Appreciate that !


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