Dry-rubbed ribs that are slow-cooked, tangy and made to fall off the bone.
- Rib Rub:
- 1 teaspoon celery seeds
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 2 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
- 1 large meaty rack baby back or St. Louis pork ribs (2 to 2 ½ pounds)
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
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- To prepare rub, combine celery seeds, salt, paprika and garlic powder.
- To prepare ribs, preheat oven to 275F.
- Place ribs on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle rub over ribs and massage into both sides. Bake 3 to 4 hours for baby back ribs or 4 to 5 hours for St. Louis ribs. If at any point the ribs seem to be browning excessively, turn the heat down to 250F.
- Combine vinegar, salt and liquid smoke, if using. About 1 hour before ribs are done, brush mixture over ribs every 15 minutes or so.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the racks into individual ribs and give them one last brush with remaining vinegar mixture.