Cooking at home is a great experience, and you can have fun by doing it with your kids or the whole family.
This Easy Baby Back Ribs Masterbuilt Electric Smoker recipe is an example of that.
There are many types of recipes that you can cook in an electric smoker.
That is especially true if you have a Masterbuilt electric smoker as it is very versatile and powerful to cook any food.
You can choose any cut of meat to cook in an electric smoker and get the best results with the smoky flavor, tender and juicy texture, and many beautiful aromas from your seasoning.
When it comes to smoking meat, my personal favorite is ribs.
They are tender when cooked right and they have a lot of flavors oozing from both the smoke used and the bone inside them.
This recipe is from the recipe on Masterbuilt, and we only made it easier for you to understand by getting into the details of the recipe.
You can cook while you follow the recipe.
So if you want to hone your skills in smoking the best baby back ribs or just want to learn a new way to cook food, then read on as we take you through the steps in cooking this recipe.
What You Will Need
When choosing the ingredients for this recipe, or any recipe, make sure that you only get the best.
There are many choices out there, so you need to make sure that you cook with the best.
The first thing you need to look for is the baby back ribs, as it can be hard to find the best ones.
They are also one of the first cuts of meat that are looked after by many restaurants and cooks.
So if you have a butcher shop near you, make sure to go there early so you can choose the best cut.
Some cuts are left just so they can sell them, so do not settle for those.
Look for the signs of a good cut, such as enough marbling on the meat.
Although ribs are not the part of the animal with the most marbling, you can still see enough fats on the meat.
There is also usually a fat cat on the rib, and it is a good sign that the ribs are going to be juicy.
So do not avoid the ribs that have a fat cap as they can help keep the meat tender.
Plus, you can trim the fats off later on when the ribs are cooked or prepare them.
Make sure that you get either a deep red color on the meat or a slightly pink color.
As for the seasoning and the rub, you can choose your favorite seasoning or make your own.
You will need apple juice, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, and yellow mustard for the base.
The seasoning or the rub that you will use in this recipe includes smoked paprika, white sugar, brown sugar, cajun seasoning, and onion powder to highlight the flavors of the ribs.
2 racks of baby back ribs
1 and a half tablespoons of kosher salt
1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
2 teaspoons of onion powder
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
Half cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of smoked paprika
Your personal choice of basting liquid (apple juice, red wine vinegar, stout, etc..)
Baby Back Ribs In A Masterbuilt Electric Smoker
Step 1: Prepare The Baby Back Ribs
If you have bought frozen ribs, then make sure to thaw them first before anything else.
Leave them in the refrigerator overnight or put them in the sink and let them run under cold water.
Once you thaw the baby back ribs, lay them on a flat and clean work surface, and then get a knife and paper towel.
Clean the ribs first by removing the membrane inside the ribs.
This membrane is also called silver skin, and you will need to remove it so that the flavors from the seasoning can sep into the meat.
Slice the silver skin on one end and then pull it gently.
Use the paper towel to hold the membrane as it can be slippery.
If it becomes tough, guide the knife through the silver skin and then gently pull the membrane until you remove it.
Trim some of the flat caps but make sure that you do not remove it all.
Leave about 1/4 of an inch to ensure that you still have enough juices to go through the meat while cooking.
Step 2: Season The Baby Back Ribs
If you think that a single slab of baby back ribs will not fit in the electric smoker, then you can cut them in two.
Get your yellow mustard and cover both ribs with it; get in on all sides of the ribs.
Make the dry rub by mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Use your hands and sprinkle the rub on the ribs and be generous with it.
Place the ribs on a tray and let them rest for at least 10 minutes at room temperature.
Massage the rub into the meat to start getting the flavors into the muscles and through the fat cap.
Step 3: Preheat The Masterbuilt Electric Smoker
Fill up the side tray of the Masterbuilt electric smoker with wood chips of your choice.
You can choose any of your favorites or go with apple or cherry wood chips to get a mild flavor.
If you want a strong smoky flavor on the ribs, then you can use hickory.
Also, fill up the removable pan under the smoker with half part water and half part apple juice.
Set the temperature of the electric smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit and then allow it to preheat for 15 minutes with the lid closed.
Allow the wood chips to ignite by opening the vent.
Step 4: Smoke The Baby Back Ribs
Place the baby back ribs inside the electric smoker and then close the lid.
Allow them to smoke for 3 hours and occasionally refill the wood chips and water pan every hour or 45 minutes.
After 3 hours, remove the ribs from the electric smoker and then prepare the liquid base.
Create aluminum foil boats that could fit each slab of ribs in and mix brown sugar and apple juice.
Pour the mixture into each boat with the ribs in it and then seal them using another sheet of aluminum foil.
Place the ribs back into the electric smoker and then let them smoke for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, remove the ribs from the electric smoker and then remove the top foil that covers the ribs.
Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce, place them back, and then get rid of the cover.
Insert a meat probe into the thickest part of the ribs and then let them cook for another hour until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit before removing them.
After they have reached the desired internal temperature, remove them from the electric smoker and then let them rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting them and serving them while hot.
There are many ways to cook baby back ribs but perhaps, smoking them is the best way to get all the flavors out from the bone and into the meat while also making sure they stay tender and juicy.
The recipe above is a great guide that you can use to make your recipe.
You can make different sauces and experiment with other spices to make the baby back ribs more delicious.
So make sure to memorize the guide and the tips and cook the best meal for your family.
This recipe goes well with side dishes such as salads, potatoes, bread, or just your favorite sauce.
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