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21 Insanely Delicious Ways To Cook Ribs

Celebrate Labor Day with nature's original food on a stick.

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8. Memphis-Style Dry Spareribs

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"Dry" is a little bit of a misnomer — every time you bit into one of these, the fat from the rib gushes out and combines with the dry rub, and everything is perfect. Recipe here.

11. Asian Beef Ribs

This recipe, which calls for apple butter, is the perfect way to transition from summer to fall food. If you don't have apple butter, you can use applesauce and add a little bit of extra sugar. Recipe here.

15. Korean Grilled Flanken Ribs

"Flanken cut" ribs are thinly sliced short ribs that are cut against the bone, so that each strip has multiple pieces of rib bone from different ribs. It's a way to make short ribs — which are usually braised, since they're so big — more manageable and quicker to cook on the grill. Recipe here.

16. Smoked Beef Ribs with Cherry Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

If you have a yard, it's totally worth getting a smoker to use year-round for cooking meat, fish, and even vegetables. And these sweet, meaty beef ribs are a foolproof way to try it out. Recipe here.

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