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Learn How to Cook the Simplest of all Ribs

This baby back rib recipe is your guide to understanding how to cook baby back ribs. It's my opinion that baby back ribs are the simplest of all ribs to cook.  After showing you how to cook baby back ribs, I'm sure you will also be in agreement with me.

The recipe  for baby back ribs that follows uses a blend of herbs and spices. For best results and taste, prepare the seasoning blend the night before.  

Just season your baby back ribs and refrigerate them overnight. Remove your ribs from the refrigerator a few minutes before you are ready to place them on the grill.

For this baby back rib recipe you will need a few slabs of pork baby back ribs, your favorite barbecue sauce and my special seasoning blend which is described below.

These ribs are the simplest to cook. 

Therefore they don't require quite as much time cooking on the grill as pork spare ribs. Also, I must mention be sure not to overcooked your baby back ribs. I can't wait for you to try out this recipe and come back to this website to tell me how great the ribs turned out.

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Ingredients for Seasoning Blend

  • unsalted meat tenderizer
  • cayenne pepper
  • seasoning salt
  • paprika
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • black pepper

To prepare seasoning blend mix equal amounts of the listed ingredients in small bowl. Mix thoroughly to ensure seasonings are well blended. Place seasoning blend in empty shaker. Shake well before using. Leftover seasoning should be stored in cool, dry place.

  1. Season your ribs and refrigerate the night before your barbecue cookout. Allow ribs to come to room temperature before placing on the grill.
  2. While ribs are coming to room temperature go ahead and start up the grill. If you are using a gas grill I feel sorry for you, because foods cooked over coals taste so much better. If you're using charcoals allow briquettes to burn off until they are ash grey and glowing. Prepare coals for direct heating by spreading them in a single layer over the entire bottom surface of the grill.
  3. Start the ribs off by grilling them bone side down about three inches from the heat source. It's important that once your ribs begin to cook turn them frequently. You can keep your baby back ribs from drying out by basting them frequently while they cook. I use a simple basting mixture of water, vinegar and seasoning blend to taste. This also works well in putting out fires.
  4. When you think the ribs are nearly done add your favorite barbecue sauce. Apply sauce to one side of the ribs, let them cook for a while and repeat the process for the other side of the ribs. This step can be done multiply times until the ribs are done.

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