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Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs

My husband and oldest son loves baby back ribs. Since we just started eating pork and beef within the last year or so I’ve been wanting to make my own ribs, but I have to say I’ve been a little intimidated. There are so many ways to make ribs but I knew that grilling was what I wanted to do. It’s summer and there is nothing better than BBQ on the grill.

Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs

So I spent time looking at my favorite cookbooks and Pinterest to find the best grilled BBQ baby back ribs. I hit the jackpot with Emerils BBQ baby back ribs. I didn’t have the time to marinade as long as suggested which was fine but next time I will make sure I give myself 24 hours to prepare. You can view his recipe here or check out mine below. I tweaked a few things that worked out well for us.

Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-5
  • 2 Racks of pork baby back ribs
  • Trader Joes Meat Rub
  • 2 beers (I think any kind will work) I used a Amber Ale
  • Trader Joes Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • Trader Joes Sriracha BBQ Sauce
  1. You will need either one very large container with a lid or 2 smaller ones to place each set of ribs.
  2. Take the rub and generously rub the mixture on the front and back of the ribs.
  3. Open 2 beers and pour over the ribs, if you are using 2 containers pour 1 beer in each
  4. Place in the fridge and let marinade overnight. I only had 4 hours and they were fine
  5. Take out of fridge about 20 minutes before you are ready to cook so you get them to room temperature
  6. Preheat oven to 325
  7. Place both slabs of ribs on a baking sheet and cover very tight
  8. cook at 325 for 2 hours - don't mess with it, just let it do it's thing
  9. Start the grill
  10. In 2 bowls place the bbq sauces
  11. Take ribs out of the oven and place on a platter and transfer to the grill
  12. Generously brush the bbq sauce on each slab of ribs. We used sweet on one and spicy on the other
  13. Grill for 30 minutes over indirect heat - flipping every 10 minutes and brushing more bbq sauce over the ribs each time
  14. Serve it up with your favorite sides!

I served it with baked potatoes and grilled corn on the cobb. What are some of your favorite side dishes that you have with ribs? Got a good rib recipe, please share…always looking to try something new.


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