I can’t think of this BBQ pork ribs recipe without my mouth watering in anticipation. These ribs are delicious and fun.
With this recipe, you start the BBQ pork ribs in the oven and finish them on the grill. Liberally coating each side of the ribs with seasoning ensures a powerful kick of flavor while using the sauce keeps the ribs tender.
You’ll need some time to let the ribs cook, but the wait is completely worth it.
If you want to have a full out BBQ experience, serve this dish with some Loaded Sweet Potatoes.
BBQ Pork Ribs
- 2h 15m
- 2h 30m
- 4 lb baby back pork ribs
- 1/4 c sucanat
- 3 tbsp. coarse sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1/8 c cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp. ground mustard
- 1 c BBQ sauce
- Preheat oven to 300F.
- Prep the ribs: Depending on how the butcher has trimmed the ribs, there may be a tough, rubbery membrane on the underside. If so, score meat between bones (being careful not to cut the meat) and pull membrane away.
- Combine sucanat, salt, ground pepper, Cajun seasoning, and ground mustard.
- Working with 1 rack at a time, lay a large piece of parchment-lined foil (or if you are grilling, use a clean work surface) on a work surface, place rack on parchment, and liberally coat both sides with rub.
- In the oven: Fold foil and parchment around ribs, crimping the edges together to form a packet.
- Place rib packets on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until a knife can pierce meat with no resistance, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
- Remove ribs from oven. Heat broiler. Unwrap ribs, place on sheet, and brush with BBQ sauce.
- Broil until sauce is bubbling and ribs are lightly charred, about 5 minutes, brushing with more sauce if desired.
- On the grill: Heat the grill to 200F. Place the rack meat side down on the grill over the drip pan. Close the lid and cook for between 1 1/2-2 hours. Turn ribs every 20-30 minutes. In the last 15 minutes of cooking time, brush with BBQ sauce. The ribs are done when the meat begins to pull away from the bone by about a half inch to an inch
- Serve immediately.