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Chef D's Grilled and Glazed Baby Back Ribs

COOK TIME
2 hrs
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
6-8
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Chef D's Baby Back Pork Ribs + Spicy Peel & Eat Shrimp + Smoked Meatless Greens + Potato Salad
Chef D's Baby Back Pork Ribs + Spicy Peel & Eat Shrimp + Smoked Meatless Greens + Potato SaladNathan Congleton / TODAY
COOK TIME
2 hrs
PREP TIME
10 mins
SERVINGS
6-8
RATE THIS RECIPE
(41)

Ingredients

Wet rub
  • 2 tablespoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • Ribs
  • 2 3-pound racks baby back ribs
  • 5 pounds charcoal briquettes
  • 2 pounds wood chips (soaked if desired)
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • Chef notes

    These ribs get infused with a ton of flavor from a wet rub and grilling process. I love serving these tasty ribs with summery salads, seasonal grilled veggies and traditional barbecue sides like baked beans, potato salad or mac and cheese.

    Technique tip: Always use indirect heat after glazing so the coating doesn't burn.

    Preparation

    For the marinade:

    In a container, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined.

    For the ribs:

    1.

    Rinse ribs thoroughly, then place on a cutting board face up (meat side down, bone side up).

    2.

    Make a 1-inch cut between every other bone. Rub the meat with the wet rub, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to overnight.

    3.

    Preheat grill to 300°F with the coals and wood chips spread out evenly.

    4.

    Lay the ribs meat-side-up on the grill. Cover and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, turning ribs every 10-15 minutes.

    5.

    Reduce heat to 250°F. Brush both sides of the ribs with barbecue sauce and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.

    6.

    Remove the ribs from grill, place in a pan and cover with plastic wrap or foil and let rest for 15-20 minutes. Cut into individual ribs and serve.