How to Cook a Pork Spare Rib Brisket With the Bone Off on the Grill

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Pork spare rib brisket is the meat that is left over after spare ribs are cut down into various styles. Although it is relatively inexpensive because it is virtually scrap meat, pork spare rib brisket can be tough and gristly because of the fat and membranes that coat it. Because of its texture, pork spare rib brisket must be prepared with a slow heating process such as grilling for optimal flavor and tenderness.

Step 1

Cut away any excess fat or membrane from the pork spare rib brisket with a sharp knife.

Step 2

Create a marinade by combining soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger in a large bowl or food storage bag. Add your brisket and marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Step 3

Remove the pork spare rib brisket from the marinade and allow it to sit at room temperature while you preheat your grill to low.

Step 4

Position your pork brisket on the grill and close the lid. Cook the brisket for about 2 hours or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit in the thickest portion of the meat.

Step 5

Remove your pork spare rib brisket from the grill and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes before you carve it.

Things You'll Need

  • Sharp knife

  • 5 to 6 tbsp. soy sauce

  • 1 to 2 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 to 2 tbsp. sliced ginger

  • Large bowl or food storage bag

  • Tongs or spatula

  • Meat thermometer

  • 1 to 2 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 to 2 tbsp. hot water

  • 1 to tbsp. sesame, vegetable or olive oil

  • Basting brush

Tip

For extra flavor, the book “Grill!” suggests making your own basting sauce out of ingredients like sugar, oil and hot water. Brush the sauce over the brisket with a basting brush every 30 minutes during the cooking process.

Warning

Be careful not to cause cross-contamination while preparing pork spare rib brisket on the grill. The U.S. Department of Agriculture warns that you must always use a clean plate or platter when you remove the meat from the grill. Never place the cooked brisket on the same dish or surface that the raw brisket was on. Raw meat juices contain dangerous bacteria that can make you sick.

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