Memphis Style Baby Back Ribs

Total Time
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 3 hrs

Memphis, TN is famous for Elvis Presley, Graceland and fantastic barbecue. This is my version of those famous ribs.

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  1. Wash the ribs and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place each slab of ribs on a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil and rub well with rib rub.
  3. Seal the foil and place in refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and place sealed packed in a 275 degree preheated oven.
  5. Cook for 3 to 4 hours or until tender.
  6. Baste both sides of ribs with Memphis Barbecue Sauce recipe 99023 and grill 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  7. Serve with extra sauce and lots of paper towels.
Most Helpful

Paula G, thank you for this great recipe. We made it for our dinner group and boy where we the talk of the neighbor. We also used the Memphis Barbecue sauce that you recommend. The only thing we did different was cook them for about 5 hours and the meat just fell off the bones, I think that is what impressed our dinner guest. Thank you for making our night a big success.

Golf Gal April 07, 2010

My oh my can I give this recipe more stars! Made it with country style boneless ribs add granulated garlic powder(can you make food without it?) 1/2 the salt. Cooking time 3 hours was right on. Grilled it without sauce,didn't need it. What differance grilling made. Took it pass 5 stars. Couldn't wait to get a plate after getting it off the grill. A great hit at my house. Can't make it again.

LibraryCon January 21, 2005

It was kinda grainy. The big problem was my husband wrapped the ribs in foil bone side up, it didn't mention anything about this in the recipe so he didn't think it would matter. So when we opened the ribs the meat was sitting in a grease bath, gross! the meat was so over done I couldn't pick it up with tongs, we had to pull it out of the grease and eat them with a fork, tender but not a keeper...

Denise P. September 05, 2016

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