Smithfield Foods is launching a new line of Smithfield Dry Seasoned Ribs, available at supermarkets throughout the United States. Pre-seasoned in Bold & Spicy Southwest Style Peppercorn, these barbecue ribs will be ready in less than two hours, ideal for a convenient weekday dinner or weekend feast.

"When it comes to cooking ribs, my best advice is to always use high quality cuts of meat and to season them up just right with lots of flavor," said Tuffy Stone, professional pitmaster. "Smithfield's new Dry Seasoned Ribs take care of both the quality and flavor for you, eliminating the extra prep work, so all you have to do is grill them up and enjoy!"

In addition to Southwest Style Peppercorn, Dry Seasoned Ribs will soon be available in select markets in three regionally inspired BBQ flavors with national appeal, including:

  • Sweet & Spicy Memphis BBQ Seasoned
  • Sweet & Tangy Carolina BBQ Seasoned
  • Sweet & Smoky Kansas BBQ City Seasoned

"Every region of the country has their own preferred BBQ style, and our new line of Dry Seasoned Ribs has a flavor for everyone," said Dennis Pittman, senior director of corporate communications and public affairs for Smithfield. "They deliver the essence and quality of a meal at your local favorite barbecue restaurant - with the convenience of making them right from your own home."