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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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.



Calories per serving:

1,104 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:



  • Fat 75g 115%
  • Carbs 20g 7%
  • Saturated 26g 131%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Monounsaturated 31g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 87g 174%
  • Cholesterol 313mg 104%
  • Sodium 3,057mg 127%
  • Calcium 162mg 16%
  • Magnesium 84mg 21%
  • Potassium 1,259mg 36%
  • Iron 4mg 22%
  • Zinc 12mg 78%
  • Phosphorus 718mg 103%
  • Vitamin A 60µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 140%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 84%
  • Niacin (B3) 31mg 156%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 99%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 42%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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