Are you tired of have to be stuck inside while dinner is cooking so that you don’t burn it? This is one reason why I dislike cooking at dinner time causing us to always eat much later than we should. I would much rather be outdoors working in the yard or even lounging on the patio furniture enjoying the nice weather! How about when you go camping, do you get tired of the same hotdogs and hamburgers each night? That won’t happen anymore with the Grizzly Spit Rotisserie System.
With the Grizzly Spit Rotisserie you can take simple outdoor cooking to a whole new level! Cook anything from chicken to baby back ribs right over the campfire. The Grizzly Spit Rotisserie is perfect for camping, hunting, fishing, boating or even just in the backyard. This rotisserie can be used right over a campfire, with a barbeque grill, open fire pit or over a bed of charcoal. It comes with two upright poles which are placed into the ground on both sides of the fire. There is a three foot crossbar that fits into the battery operated motor and comes with two spit forks. The spit forks are for locking the food in place on the crossbar so that the food does not slip while the rotisserie turns.
Today Melissa used the Grizzly Spit Rotisserie right over her fire pit to cook a tasty set or baby back ribs! Let me walk you through step by step on how she did it!
1. Start your Fire
Obviously you are going to need a fire going in order to cook over a campfire. Melissa used some dry oak and apple wood in her fire today. Each of these woods will provide a great flavor for the ribs. You can use smoking chips as well to add flavors to the meat that you are cooking.
2. Preparation of the Grizzly Spit Rotisserie
Make sure that you have washed the unit thoroughly whether it is brand new out of the box or has been in a cabinet at home. Then you will want to place the two up right poles, one on each side of the fire. Make sure that the pole to which the motor is placed on is a bit lower that the other side. This will help avoid wobbling of the spit. Once the poles are set then go ahead and place the motor in the allotted bracket.
3. Prepare the Ribs
Make sure that your ribs are completely thawed. Remove them from the packaging and cut away the outside membrane. Brush on a thin layer of Dijon Mustard. Then sprinkle on your favorite pork seasoning rub. Take your brush again and spread the rub evening over the complete rack of ribs. Let the rub sit on the ribs for roughly about an hour. This will allow the meat to take on some of those great flavors and will also give your fire to produce a nice bed of coals.
Once the hour has passed it is time to put the ribs onto the Grizzly Spit Rotisserie rod. Simply start by sliding one of the forks onto the rod and then weave the rod through the rack of ribs. Slide the second fork onto the rod to lock the ribs into place. Now the ribs are ready to be placed over the coals.
4. Place the Ribs over the Coal Bed
To place the rod into the Grizzly Spit Rotisserie System put the pointed end through the eyelet on the pole that does not have the motor. Then slide the squared through the eyelet on the other pole and into the motor. Make sure that the rod is securely in place. Now all that is left is to turn the unit on and let it cook.
5. Let your Ribs Cook
Flip the switch on the motor to turn the Grizzly Spit Rotisserie on. Let the ribs rotate for about an hour before checking on them. If you cannot tell if the ribs are done just by looking at them, you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Make sure that you insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat to ensure that they will be done all the way through. The ribs will be done when the internal temperature reaches 180-190 degrees, however if you prefer them to be a very well done you can let the temperature get up to 210 degrees. If you are going to apply BBQ sauce to your ribs you will want to baste them about 20-30 minutes before they are expected to be done.
6. Remove your Ribs and Enjoy!
When you know that your ribs are done to perfection, simply remove the rod from the unit and slide the ribs off of the spit rod using the forks to push the ribs. Place them on a platter and cut to serve.
Note: Melissa also used a cooking grate of the fire to cook some potatoes as a side for the ribs. For the potatoes you just simply season them to your liking and wrap them in foil to place on the grate. If you do not have a cooking grate you may also double wrap the potatoes with a heavy duty aluminum foil and place them directly in the bed of coals to cook. Cooking potatoes this way takes approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes.