The trick to THE BEST baby back ribs is seasoning them with a dry rib rub then baking them low and slow in the oven before grilling them. Trust me, it works!
Course Main Course
Keyword baby back ribs, grilled ribs
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 3hours20minutes
Chill Time 4hours
Total Time 7hours25minutes
4racksbaby back pork ribs, 9 to 12 pounds
3tablespoonsdark brown sugar
2tablespoonsfreshly ground black pepper
Your favorite barbeque sauce
Combine all dry ingredients and generously rub over surface of ribs. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 250°F. Place room temperature ribs on a high edged sheet pan lined with a wire rack. Pour 1 cup apple cider into the sheet pan, place ribs on the rack, and cook for 1 ½ hours. Add another 1 cup cider and cook for another 1 ½ hours or until meat pulls apart from bones.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill ribs for 7-10 minutes each side, basting with barbeque sauce. Remove and serve.
Make sure you're using apple cider and NOT apple cider vinegar for this grilled ribs recipe. You want non-alcoholic cider that hasn't been flavored with cinnamon or other spices.