In the world of competition barbecue, “the Texas Crutch” refers to the technique of wrapping ribs in foil during the final stages of cooking, often with some liquid trapped inside. The theory is that the humidity inside the foil moistens and tenderizes the meat.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Marinating time: 3 hours
Way to grill: Indirect low heat (about 300°F)
Grilling time: 4 to 5 hours