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Memphis-Style Hickory-Smoked Beef and Pork Ribs

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Serves 4-6 | Prep Time | Cook Time 375


2 (about 4 pounds each) slabs beef spareribs
2 (about 3 pounds each) slabs pork spareribs
2 cups Neely's BBQ Dry Rub
Neely's BBQ Sauce

Rinse and dry ribs.

Place on a clean cutting board and pull off the membrane, the thin fatty skin that lines the underside of the ribs.

Trim the ribs of excess fat and meat.

Liberally season both sides of the ribs with 1/4 to 1/2 cup Neely's BBQ Rub.

Wrap ribs and refrigerate for at least 8 hours so flavors can permeate.

Preheat grill to 250 degrees F. using hickory and charcoal.

Use indirect heat and cook with the cover down.

Place ribs, meatier side down, on the grill away from the coals.

Cook beef 2 hours, adding more coals as needed.

Turn and cook for 45 minutes more, or until the ribs "bend" and the meat easily separates from the bone using a fork.

Cook the pork ribs 3 hours.

Turn and cook another hour, or until ribs bend.

Remove from grill.

For dry ribs: Sprinkle extra Neely's BBQ seasoning over ribs, cut bones and serve.

For wet ribs: Coat ribs with Neely's BBQ sauce, cut and serve.

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This is a very slow cooking dish. But the better food is slow cooked, so the flavers sre blended into the meat. If you have been lucky enough to eat at Neelys' BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee, you know what a wonderful meal this is.

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