2 slabs baby back ribs


The Rub:

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (sweet)

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


Mix together all of the ingredients.  Lightly brush the ribs on both sides with vegetable oil.  Rub both sides of the ribs with the rub.  Place in a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap.  Chill for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight.

 To finish:

Brown both sides of the ribs on a hot grill, turning once, just until golden brown.

Wrap each separately in 2 large sheets of heavy duty foil, sealing the edges securely.

Return to indirect heat on the grill with low to medium heat.  (Grill should be 300 to 325 º F.)  Cook for 2 1/2 hours or until meat is fork tender.

Meanwhile, make the barbecue sauce.  When the ribs are ready to serve, put them on a platter and drizzle with sauce.  Pass the remaining warm sauce.

Serves 6 to 8.