It’s that time of year, again, heat up the grill and start cooking! This is a great way to cook ribs this summer. When you grill, the house won’t heat up and there is usually less dishes. This recipe does require you using your oven for a few minutes but well worth it! Cassie chose this for her birthday dinner and we were all thrilled that she did! This recipe has several steps but you will be happy in the end. What a great combination!
First, you need to start with the dry rub:
2 to 3 pounds bone in ribs
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 Tablespoons smoked paprika
2 Tablespoons chili powder
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons onion powder
4 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Spread out cling wrap on the counter top and place ribs on top.
- With your hands, spread the dry rub on the ribs and then flip them over and repeat on the other side. Don’t be gentle! Get dirty!
- Tightly wrap the ribs in the cling wrap, and then smack the ribs a few times to make sure the rub saturates the ribs.
- Place the wrapped ribs in the fridge for several hours.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove ribs from the refrigerator and unwrap the ribs from the cling wrap.
- Now, wrap the ribs in tin foil, make sure the seams of the foil are sealed up tight. Bake ribs for 45 minutes in the oven.
- Preheat grill to 325 degrees. Remove ribs from the tin foil and place on the grill. You want to make sure that its a in direct heat. You don’t want the ribs right over the flame.
- Shut grill and make sure you don’t open it for at least 30 minutes. This is crucial! The heat has to stay at the same temperature the whole time.
- The ribs will cook for 2 hours. Try to limit the times you check on the ribs. Only 4 times would be ideal.
- At the end, lather the ribs with your BBQ sauce and let cook until the sauce is heated.