Tejas Chocolate Craftory
Photo by Chuck Cook

Dinosaur-size beef ribs are mighty impressive and have gotten a lot of press over the past few years, but the folks behind Tejas Chocolate Craftory know there's more to great ribs than size. In fact, it's the humble pork rib here that shines brightest. That's largely thanks to a balanced rib rub that includes salt, pepper, cumin and coriander. There is no sugar, but the ribs acquire just a touch of sweetness thanks to being basted with barbecue sauce at the end. These pork ribs are well worth driving for — even to Tomball.

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