Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs
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Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

Peden + Munk

Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

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.

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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:

1547 kcal

Daily value:

77%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 53 g
  • Protein 101 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 101 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1689 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 222 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3 µg
  • Alanine 6 g
  • Arginine 6 g
  • Ash 7 g
  • Aspartic acid 9 g
  • Calcium, Ca 130 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 12 µg
  • Carotene, beta 605 µg
  • Cholesterol 401 mg
  • Choline, total 6 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 136 µg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 41 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 24 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 27 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 141 µg
  • Folate, food 47 µg
  • Folate, total 102 µg
  • Folic acid 55 µg
  • Glutamic acid 16 g
  • Glycine 6 g
  • Histidine 3 g
  • Iron, Fe 8 mg
  • Isoleucine 5 g
  • Leucine 7 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 422 µg
  • Lycopene 1251 µg
  • Lysine 8 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 96 mg
  • Methionine 3 g
  • Niacin 27 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 4 mg
  • Phenylalanine 4 g
  • Phosphorus, P 646 mg
  • Phytosterols 4 mg
  • Potassium, K 941 mg
  • Proline 5 g
  • Retinol 165 µg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 135 µg
  • Serine 4 g
  • Sodium, Na 1550 mg
  • Starch 4 g
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Threonine 4 g
  • Tryptophan 1 g
  • Tyrosine 3 g
  • Valine 5 g
  • Water 237 g
  • Zinc, Zn 9 mg
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