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Easy BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe

bbq baby back ribs recipe
Easy BBQ baby back ribs recipe for tender barbeque baby back ribs marinated in some Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce and hot off the grill in only 1 hour. Try it and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil

  • 2 pounds pork baby back ribs

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (or 1/2 tablespoon table salt)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce (or your favorite)

  • Grilling Instructions for
    Barbeque Baby Back Ribs

    1. Remove membrane, cut-off excess fat, trim the end points, and split your baby back ribs in half.

    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne. Rub this mixture onto both sides of the ribs.

    3. Tear off enough heavy-duty aluminum foil to cover each portion of ribs (about 4 pieces) and spray each piece of foil with vegetable cooking spray. Place each portion of ribs on top of foil and brush all sides liberally with 3/4 of the barbeque sauce. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for 6 - 12 hours.

    4. Preheat the grill as follows:

    Indirect, medium-heat
    (325 - 350 degrees F)
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed anywhere inside grill

    Indirect heat, medium ash, grate should be on medium setting
    Split charcoal bed (about 24 coals per side)
    20 replacement coals (pre-burn in charcoal burner before using)
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed between the banks of coals

    Indirect heat, medium ash, 3 inches deep, grate should be 4 inches above the fire
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed anywhere inside grill

    5. Clean and liberally oil your preheated grill.

    6. Barbeque baby back ribs over indirect heat. Fill drip pan with liquid (beer, water, apple juice, etc.). This will add moisture to your barbecue baby back ribs during the grilling process.

    Grilling Tip:
    Temperature is extremely important when it comes to grilling ribs on the barbeque. Don't guess, use a thermometer. You want to keep the temperature as constant as possible, between 325 - 350 degrees F.

    You can maintain the right temperature by checking your grill thermometer frequently, adding charcoal as necessary, and adjusting the grill vents accordingly: opening them up will increase cooking temperature while closing them decreases it.

    When adding coal, NEVER use unburned coal! Always pre-burn them first in a charcoal chimney.

    7. Continue grilling baby back ribs with the grill covered for about 1 hour. They are done when and instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ribs registers about 155 degrees F.

    8. During the last 10 minutes of grilling, remove foil and barbeque baby back ribs over direct heat. Turn frequently and brush with remaining barbecue sauce (1/4 bottle). This will caramelize the sauce and add some nice charring to the rib-edges.

    We recommend serving these tasty baby baby back ribs with one of our delicious grilled potatoes recipes.

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