Missouri is well known for their barbeque, so what better recipe to share than a dry rub to be used on some ribs cooked using the “snake method” on your grill. If you have never tried doing your ribs this way, it is a low temperature slow cook method for tender tasty ribs. Try topping your ribs with either a St Louis or a Kansas City style sauce.
We have a recipe for the snake method from Barbecue Bible and a recipe for a spice rub for ribs from Hey Grill Hey.
Another option is to use the 3-2-1 method to smoke baby back ribs. Directions for this method come courtesy of our friends at Red Meat Lover. It’s pretty difficult to mess up the 3-2-1 method, and it’s sure to have delicious results.
Be sure to tag us on Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #BBQAcrossAmerica to let us know what method you chose, and what you thought of your Missouri-style ribs! Keep reading for more things to do in Missouri besides eat great ribs.
A must see for any visitors to Missouri is the Gateway Arch in St Louis. The Arch was named for the city’s role as the “Gateway to the West” during the westward expansion of the United States in the 19th century. It is the tallest man-made national monument in the United States at 630 feet. The Arch took 2.5 years to build. Just imagine all the planning and engineering that were required to build it! Fun fact: due to security concerns, no sitting or past president has been allowed to go up in the Arch except Dwight D. Eisenhower.
While a trip to Missouri might not seem complete without a visit to the Gateway Arch, there are other noteworthy spots to visit too. Kansas City has more fountains than any city in the world except Rome. St. Joseph was the starting point of the Pony Express. And don’t forget to take some time to visit the Ozark Mountains for the gorgeous scenery.
If you are craving entertainment and some nightlife, you should head to the southwest part of the state. Branson is known as a family destination with the famous 76 Country Boulevard lined with theatres and restaurants. Their diverse entertainment options mean there’s something for everyone from country music, to acrobats, to illusionists. For the family, there is entertainment like Silver Dollar City theme park and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner show.