Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs

Staff Writer
Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs
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.

Click here to see 9 Mouthwatering Rib Recipes.

8
Servings
2634
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.

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
191g
100%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
63g
100%
Cholesterol
739mg
100%
Protein
205g
100%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
104µg
12%
Vitamin B12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B6
5mg
100%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.8%
Vitamin D
12µg
3%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
355mg
36%
Fiber
0.9g
3.8%
Folate (food)
3µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
3µg
1%
Iron
9mg
49%
Magnesium
183mg
46%
Monounsaturated
85g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
73mg
100%
Phosphorus
1670mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
32g
N/A
Potassium
2799mg
80%
Riboflavin (B2)
3mg
100%
Sodium
2655mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
5mg
100%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
27mg
100%

Around the Web