Grilled Ribs with BBQ Sauce


grilled ribs with bbq sauce recipe

Grilled Ribs with BBQ Sauce

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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Course: Main Course
Servings: 7


  • 2 Racks of Ribs
  • 2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper

BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 C Ketchup
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 1/4 C Chopped Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Molasses
  • 2 Tbsp Prepared Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne (optional)
  • 1 C Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Preheat grill to 300-320 degrees
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients. Pat the ribs dry and season evenly with rub spices. Let ribs sit for 15-20 min.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the BBQ sauce. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients, adding vinegar last. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Allow to cool so you can puree the sauce to make smoother if you like.
  • Double wrap the ribs in foil then place them on the grill, meat side down. Allow them to cook for an hour and a half on medium low heat, then flip them over and cook for another hour. You know the ribs are done when the bones are extending from the edge of the ribs.
  • You can serve them dry or wet. For wet ribs, add the barbeque sauce. Brush sauce on one side and grill for about 2 minutes. Repeat for other side. Remove from grill and serve with remaining sauce for dipping.
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