Backyard Baby Backs

Backyard Baby Backs
Staff Writer
Backyard Baby Backs

Jennifer May

Backyard Baby Backs

Barbecue barons John Stage of Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, N.Y., and Kenny Callaghan of Blue Smoke in Manhattan deliver the ultimate ribs recipe with their signature sauce made exclusively for Men's Health. The work is worth it.

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8
Servings
462
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the rib rub

  • 1/4  Cup  paprika
  • 1/4  Cup  kosher salt
  • 1/4  Cup  dark brown sugar
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  granulated garlic
  • 2  Tablespoons  granulated onion
  • 2  Tablespoons  chili powder
  • 1  Tablespoon  coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2  Teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cayenne

For the ribs

  • 3  Cups  applewood or cherrywood chips
  • Two 2-pound slabs baby-back or loin-back ribs
  • 1/4  Cup  pineapple juice
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce, for serving

Directions

For the rib rub

In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

For the ribs

Soak the wood chips for 20 minutes and drain. Fire up the grill for indirect heat and add the wood. Fill a large aluminum foil pan with 1/8 inch water. Carefully remove the grill grate, place the pan next to the coals (or the heat source for gas grills), and replace the grate.

Coat the ribs on both sides with ¼ cup of the rib rub. Place the ribs opposite the fire, over the water pan. Cover and cook at 250 degrees for 2 hours.

Remove the ribs and place each rack on a large sheet of foil. Add 2 tablespoons of the pineapple juice to each rack, wrap them tightly, and return them to the grill. Continue to cook the ribs until the meat begins to loosen from the bone, 45-60 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the foil and return them to the grill, seasoning them lightly with more rub. Cook the ribs for 20 more minutes, and then brush barbecue sauce on both sides. Keep cooking the meat until it tears easily between the bones and the rack bends when you hold it in the middle with tongs, 25-40 more minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
290µg
41%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
43µg
48%
Calcium, Ca
108mg
11%
Choline, total
27mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
12g
48%
Folate, total
84µg
21%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
213mg
30%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
356mg
24%
Water
24g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%