There’s nothing better than a great rack of ribs. Grilled Barbecue Spare Ribs are dry rubbed, roasted to make them tender, then grilled with barbecue sauce for that fall-off-the-bone for a melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Not all spare ribs are created equal. Do you know where your ribs came from? Do you know about the farm they came from and the living conditions of the animal? What about what the animal was fed? These are all questions you need to ask when buying ribs.
4th of July is fast approaching and it does also happen to be National Barbecue Spareribs day so I would be doing you a dis-service by not sharing my grilled ribs recipe. First I dry rub them, pour over some barbecue sauce, then they are roasted for 1 1/2 hours.
After roasting, I cover the ribs in my signature homemade barbecue sauce (<click text for link). The sauce is sweetened with pineapple juice which give it amazing flavor. They are then grilled to caramelize the barbecue sauce. This will give them a lovely smoky BBQ flavor.
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I’ve been making ribs this way for a few years now and it’s a must eat in our house for this National day of barbecue. Happy 4th of July.
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- 1/2 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Two, 2 to 3 pound racks pork spare ribs
- Homemade barbecue sauce (click text for link)
- Mix all the spice rub ingredients in a bowl. Rub all over the ribs and massage well into the meat.
- Wrap in plastic wrap for 2 hours, overnight is better.
- Remove the ribs from the plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking.
- Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C.
- Add the ribs to a foil pan or baking sheet lined with foil, meat-side up. Pour over some of the barbecue sauce.
- Cover tightly with foil and roast for 1 1/2 hours.
- Preheat outdoor grill on high. Place the rack of ribs bone side down for about 5-7 minutes. Turn and repeat
- Serve with more sauce.
Serving Size:1/4 rack
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 350 Sodium: 1788mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 27g