American Barbecue RibsCourse: BarbecueCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
2 to 2 1/2 lbs Pork baby back ribs
1 1/2 to 2 tbsp Liquid Smoke
1/3 cup of BBQ Sauce
- Dry Rub:
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp lemon pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- Homemade Barbecue Sauce:
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp spicy brown mustard
1 tbsp honey (or brown sugar)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 to 2 tsp dry rub seasoning
- Preheat oven to 250° F.
- Remove excess fat from ribs. Peel the silver skin off the back of the ribs – lift with a sharp knife and grab with a paper towel to remove.
- Rub ribs all over with liquid smoke
- Coat ribs with dry rub. Place meat side down in a large baking pan, & cover tightly with foil.
- Bake in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.
- Remove from oven & pour off liquid.
- Brush bbq sauce over all sides of ribs.
- Grill: To finish ribs on the grill, remove from the pan and place ribs on the grill (I use a basket over direct but low heat) basting and turning a few times for about 10 minutes.
- Oven: To finish ribs in the oven, set oven to broil and return ribs to the same middle oven rack, uncovered, basting and broiling about 5 minutes per side, watching so they don’t burn. They will be so tender, it’s best to turn them using gloved hands. (If foil starts to burn, transfer ribs to a clean sheet of foil for broiling)