Unicoi Preserves McRib Sandwich copycat
Unicoi Preserves McRib clone will have you wondering why you ever went to see that clown at the drive thru! Delicious glazed with our Cherry Jalapeno BBQ sauce, find the recipe for that bright and flavorful bbq sauce on our website.
  • 1rack baby back ribs
  • 1loaf soft French bread, as long and wide as the rack of ribs
  • bbq rub, use your favorite one
  • soft butter
  • dill pickles, crinkle cut slices
  • sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • Unicoi Preserves Cherry BBQ sauce or your favorite bbq sauce
  1. Prep ribs for grill by removing the membrane from the ribs, then use a paring knife to cut a slit down the middle of each rib bone on the side where the membrane was, but not cutting through. Liberally apply bbq rub to all sides of ribs.
  2. Set grill or smoker up for indirect cooking with some chunks of cherry and hickory wood for flavor, heat to 250 degrees.
  3. Place ribs on grill, bone side down and cook for two hours or until internal temperature of 170 degrees. Remove ribs from grill, coat all sides of ribs with BBQ Sauce, wrap in foil and return to grill. Cook ribs one hour or until ribs reach internal temperature of 200 degrees. Remove from grill and unwrap foil, carefully remove rib bones, taking care not to break the rib rack apart.
  4. Cut the loaf of bread in half horizontally, butter the cut sides then grill to toast the bread. Using two long grilling spatulas, transfer the boneless rack of ribs to the bottom side of the bread, top with pickles and thinly sliced sweet onion. Place the other half of bread on top of sandwich and stab a long bladed knife through the middle to secure the sandwich.
  5. Serve sandwich on a big wooden board.