We bet you've never had ribs like these juicy, fall-off-the-bone BBQ Cracker "Country-Fried" Ribs before. They've got a crispy butter cracker coating and are basted in Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce. No need to be intimidated by ribs that take a full day to smoke – start these in the afternoon, and they'll be ready for dinner. You'll want to make this rib recipe again...guaranteed.
BBQ Cracker Country-Fried Ribs
2 (2.5-lb.) racks St. Louis-style pork ribs
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cumin
1 sleeve round butter crackers
One bottle spicy-sweet BBQ sauce for basting, plus extra for dipping
Rinse and pat ribs dry. If desired, remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with a knife and then pulling it off (this will make ribs more tender). Combine spices in small bowl. Rub ribs with spice mixture, reserving 1 tablespoon for final stages of cooking. Massage spice mixture into meat, covering all sides. Wrap ribs tightly with plastic wrap, and place in zip-top plastic freezer bags or a 13- x 9-inch baking dish and chill for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove plastic wrap from slabs. Wrap each slab, meat side down, in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake foil-wrapped slabs, meat sides down, on a large baking sheet at 350°F for 1 hour. Unwrap slabs, and brush 1 cup spicy-sweet BBQ sauce over them. Rewrap slabs in foil, and bake an additional hour.