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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8
Servings
1049
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

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.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
73g
100%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
306mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
91g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
72µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
100mg
31%
Niacin
23mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
650mg
93%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
91µg
100%
Sodium, Na
419mg
28%
Water
323g
12%
Zinc, Zn
22mg
100%

Barbecue Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.