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I can’t believe summer is almost over. Both of my kids went back to school, and I’m officially the mom of two high schoolers. Yesterday my big boy told me: “Mom, I only have one more summer before I go to college”.
OMG, I’m not ready for that! So, I’m going to make the most of these couple weeks before the summer season really ends and that only means grilling!
Grilling on rainy season
As you may know, summer in Miami is our wet season. We have rainstorms every single day.
To minimize time outdoors, I cooked my Rum and Mustard BBQ Pork Ribs, first in the oven, and then finished them on the grill. Believe me: there is no better way to do pork ribs.
This time I divided the rack into two pieces, seasoned them with a dry rub, and oven roasted sealed in an aluminum foil envelope. That’s my secret for the most tender, juiciest pork ribs. While the ribs were in the oven, I made my rum and mustard BBQ sauce, which I used abundantly to brush the pork ribs.
My kids don’t want to speak Spanish but pork wise, they are 100% Latinos. There is no discussion.
Did you know that ribs and chops are the two favorite pork cuts of Hispanics in the U.S.? They are extremely flavorful and very accessible. Besides that, when grilling pork, you don’t need to be a chef to create mouthwatering dishes like these Rum and Mustard BBQ Pork Ribs.
How to make BBQ Pork Ribs
I have no doubt this is what we’re going to have again during our Labor Day BBQ. Following are the kitchen and grilling tools that you need to make this recipe. You can easily them online through my Amazon Affiliate Program:
- Marble mortar
- Small pot
- Paring knife
- Baking sheet
- Basting Brush
- Charcoal grill
- Charcoal chimney starter
- Grilling tools
For more delicious pork recipes, visit www.PorkEsSabor.com. Happy grilling!
Rum and Mustard BBQ Pork Ribs
- 2 3-pound each racks of pork ribs
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons onion finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons scallions finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 tablespoons rum
- Preheat the oven to 250˚F.
- In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the dry rub: paprika, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, salt, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
- Dry the ribs with paper towels, peel the thin membrane that covers the bone side and discard it. Cut the rack into 2 pieces.
- Place the ribs in an aluminum foil covered baking sheet.
- Season the ribs on both sides, with the dry rub. Be as generous as you can on the meat side.
- Cover the ribs with aluminum foil and seal them.
- Bake for 1½ hour until the meat thermometer marks 155˚F-160˚F.
- In the meantime, in a small pot over medium heat, add the oil and sauté the onion, scallion and garlic, until wilted, about 5 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, the rest of the sugar, mustard, water and rum, stir and bring to boil.
- Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Reserve.
- Preheat a charcoal grill.
- Place the cooked ribs on the grill, over indirect fire and brush them both sides, with abundant rum and mustard BBQ sauce.
- Grill covered for 5 minutes.