Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs
Peden + Munk

Ingredients

  • 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 Cup  store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce, plus more for serving

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.

Click here to see 9 Mouthwatering Rib Recipes.

Directions

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.

 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1,101 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

55%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 597g 918%
  • Carbs 159g 53%
  • Saturated 210g 1,051%
  • Fiber 7g 28%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 126g
  • Monounsaturated 250g
  • Polyunsaturated 98g
  • Protein 697g 1,394%
  • Cholesterol 2,504mg 835%
  • Sodium 24,620mg 1,026%
  • Calcium 1,291mg 129%
  • Magnesium 652mg 163%
  • Potassium 10,048mg 287%
  • Iron 32mg 178%
  • Zinc 93mg 622%
  • Phosphorus 5,705mg 815%
  • Vitamin A 483µg 54%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 17mg 1,115%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 11mg 669%
  • Niacin (B3) 249mg 1,245%
  • Vitamin B6 16mg 789%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 13µg 3%
  • Vitamin B12 20µg 339%
  • Vitamin D 40µg 10%
  • Vitamin E 14mg 70%
  • Vitamin K 15µg 19%
See detailed nutritional info Have a question about nutritional data? Let us know.
Rate this Recipe

Be the first!

Bring your favorite dish to our table

Join the Daily Meal's Community and Share your Thoughts

The Daily Meal Editors and Community Say...