Recipe of Barbecue ribs

There’s something undeniably primal about biting into tender, smoky, and succulent barbecue ribs. Whether you’re a seasoned pitmaster or a novice griller, the process of creating mouthwatering barbecue ribs is both an art and a science. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a flavorful journey through a step-by-step recipe for the perfect barbecue ribs. Fire up the grill and get ready to impress your taste buds and friends with your grill skills!


For the Ribs:

  • 2 racks of baby back ribs or St. Louis-style ribs
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue rub
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Ribs:
    • Start by removing the thin membrane on the back of the ribs. Slide a butter knife under the membrane to loosen it, then grab it with a paper towel and pull it off.
  2. Season the Ribs:
    • Sprinkle a generous amount of your barbecue rub, salt, and black pepper evenly over both sides of the ribs. Pat the seasoning in to help it adhere.
  3. Prepare the Grill:
    • If you’re using a charcoal grill, set it up for indirect grilling by lighting charcoal on one side and placing a drip pan on the other. If you’re using a gas grill, only light one side.
    • Preheat the grill to around 225-250°F (107-121°C). You want to maintain a low, consistent temperature.
  4. Smoke the Ribs:
    • Place the seasoned ribs on the grill grates on the side without direct heat, preferably over the drip pan.
    • If you’re using charcoal, add some wood chips or chunks for that smoky flavor. If you’re using a gas grill, use a smoker box or aluminum foil pouch with soaked wood chips.
    • Close the lid and let the ribs smoke for 2.5 to 3 hours, occasionally checking the temperature and adding charcoal or wood chips as needed.
  5. Prepare the BBQ Sauce:
    • While the ribs are smoking, combine all the BBQ sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Finish the Ribs:
    • When the ribs have smoked to perfection and the meat is tender, it’s time to glaze them with your homemade barbecue sauce.
    • Brush a generous amount of the sauce over the ribs and let them cook for an additional 15-30 minutes. Keep an eye on the ribs and adjust the heat as needed to prevent burning.
  7. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the ribs have a beautiful caramelized glaze and the meat has pulled back from the bones, remove them from the grill.
    • Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving. They pair perfectly with coleslaw, cornbread, or baked beans.


This barbecue ribs recipe is a labor of love that rewards your patience with incredibly flavorful, tender ribs that will have your guests coming back for more. The combination of the smoky aroma and the savory, tangy BBQ sauce creates a taste sensation that’s hard to beat. So, fire up your grill and get ready to impress your family and friends with a finger-licking-good barbecue rib feast!

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