The most important food at any BBQ is the meat. It is important to properly prepare your meat for BBQ. I prepare my ribs, chicken, and other meat for BBQ by marinating them for at least 24 hours. Your meat is the guest of honor at the BBQ so make sure you prepare the guest of honor for their big day. Marinating ribs isn’t an option it really is a necessity to great BBQ.
Some people do not marinate their meats but in my household this is not a step we skip. Oh did I tell you guys I take grilling serious.
We are fast approaching the start of the BBQ season (even though I BBQ all year round). I wanted to share with you how and what I use to marinate my ribs, chicken and pork. A good rub will determine if your meat is easy to chew or if it will take some pliers to pull your meat off the bone.
You must have patience when you decide to grill and you must plan. Or at least have 2 hours before you are ready to grill to marinate your meat.
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Either way, I always say don’t stress about grilling. Let the smoke do all the work! Try this rub and allow your ribs to marinate for a couple of hours.
How to Marinate Ribs
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of paprika
1 1/2 tablespoon of salt
1 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of dry mustard
1 teaspoon of celery flakes
Mix together all ingredients.
Rub onto pork ribs.
Wrap ribs in aluminum foil.
Place ribs in refrigerator.
For best results, allow ribs to marinate overnight.
Grill ribs as desired.
I use this rub to marinate my ribs and chicken. I have rub made up for those midweek BBQ’s that I am subject to have for date night. Grilling is so much fun and tasty. Plan a midweek BBQ meal using this rub. Let me know what you think…..
What do you use to marinate your meat?