Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From Paul Kirk, the Baron of Barbecue, Kansas City, Missouri. On the menu for Labor Day.

Top Review by woodland hues

MMMMMMMMmmmmmm! The best ribs ever. I prepared 2lbs of ribs, cut back on the sage, added 1/2 tsp cumin, and omitted the apple juice, because I ended up baking these foil-wrapped in the oven for 4 1/2 hours at 225F. Nothing else needed doing when I unwrapped them, except eat them. Thanks so much for your recipe, NurseDi!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the fat from the ribs.
  2. In a bowl, add the paprika, garlic salt, onion powder, dried sage, celery seeds, and cayenne pepper; stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the rub mixture over both sides of the ribs; rub in using your fingers.
  4. Prepare grill for indirect grilling; medium heat.
  5. Place ribs with the bone side down on the grill rack over the drip pan.
  6. Cover and grill for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ribs are tender, brush occasionally with apple juice after the ribs have grilled for 45 minutes.

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