Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Very simple way to grill tasty ribs without precooking in the oven. Recipe source: Gourmet Magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare grill using charcoal and hickory wood chips or preheat gas grill to low.
  2. Combine first four ingredients (sugar - pepper) in a bowl and rub all over ribs.
  3. Let the ribs stand a room temperature for 15 minutes.
  4. Put ribs on grill grate, skirt side down, cover and slow cook until brown.
  5. Turn and cook the second side until brown and ribs are done(approximately 2 hours).


Most Helpful

What a wonderful flavour...we enjoyed our babyback ribs this way. I halved the recipe but only used an 1/8th of a cup of salt. It was raining so I baked them in the oven at 325 for 2 hrs. They turned out beautifully, tender, moist, juicy and hot...very spicy, but oh so good...thanks so much for sharing ellie. I can't wait to try this on the bbq.

Baby Kato August 10, 2006

ellie I am only doing comments here as I only had country ribs not spareribs. The amount of sugar made my grill a mess, and even on low the outside burned like crazy. I moved them to the off side and indirectly baked them but found they were getting too dry, so I wrapped them in foil and steamed them with apple juice. The did tender up nicely and were very tasty, and I did put BBQ sauce on them also. I will do these again when I have spareribs and hopefully they will work as the recipes states. Thanks!

LAURIE June 07, 2006

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