Rock the Party Spicy Pork Ribs – v. 2

13 Oct

When we lived in Stockholm last winter, I made some spicy pork ribs for a birthday party we threw for our colleague.  The ribs were a hit, and made for an excellent — and hands-on — party meal among friends.  Now back in my own kitchen in Brooklyn, I have more spices in my pantry to play with — and recently, I came up with a rub that I think works even better.  I like to put the rub on the ribs overnight before cooking.  Although these ribs aren’t of the smoke-house variety, we still think they are delicious, tender, and do come off the bone quite easily.  We tend to prefer the St. Louis style pork ribs over baby-back — there’s more meat to them (always a plus for David), and I like how the fat renders off while roasting, giving the ribs  a nice, juicy quality without being too fatty.

Look at these gorgeous pork ribs!



  • 2 full rack of ribs, cut St. Louis style (about 4 lbs.)


  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp ground mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Mix the ingredients for the rub together.

In a roasting tray, coat the ribs with the rub.

Cover, and refrigerate over night.

Next day/night — to cook:

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Tightly cover the trays/ribs with aluminum foil.  Cook for 1 hour.  After the hour, take off the aluminum foil and cook uncovered for another 15 minutes.  Take out of the oven and rest for at least 5 minutes.

After resting, cut the ribs between each bone.  Look at the nice spiced crust on them!!  Easy and delicious — if you see good quality pork ribs, give this recipe a try!


6 Responses to “Rock the Party Spicy Pork Ribs – v. 2”

  1. Drew October 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    They do look great! I’m definitely going to give them a try!!!

  2. David October 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    So tasty! You’ve gotta eat these!

  3. chowstalker October 15, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Glad to see a post from you! Looks delicious and we’ll have to try that rub out next time we cook ribs.


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