Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs Recipe
Daily Value: 55%
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
|Folic Acid (B9)||2µg||0%|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||31g||0%|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||12g||0%|
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This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method — a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat without spending 12 hours manning a smoker. Choose your cut — baby backs or spareribs — and follow three simple steps: 1. Season. 2. Bake. 3. Grill.
- 2 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 pounds baby back ribs (8 racks) or spareribs (4 racks)
- Vegetable oil, for brushing the grill
- Low-sodium chicken broth (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce, plus more for serving
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Place each rack of ribs on a double layer of foil and sprinkle the rub all over the ribs. Wrap the racks individually and divide between 2 baking sheets.
Bake the ribs until very tender but not falling apart, about 2 hours for baby back ribs or 3 hours for spareribs. Carefully unwrap the ribs and pour any juices from the foil into a 4-cup heatproof measuring cup. Reserve the juices and let the ribs cool completely.*
Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill on high heat. Brush the grate with oil. Add the broth or water to the rib juices, if needed, to measure 1 ½ cups. Whisk in the barbecue sauce to blend.
Grill the ribs, basting with the barbecue sauce mixture and turning frequently, until lacquered and charred in places and heated through, 7-10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut between the ribs to separate. Transfer to a platter and serve with more barbecue sauce.
Recipe DetailsServings: 8
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