New Mexican Back Ribs

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

Here are some tips on grilling ribs that I heard. Always cook on INDIRECT heat. You could cover the ribs with a cake pan to help trap in more heat. To test for doneness do the wiggle test. Grab one of the bones and give it a wiggle and if the bone pulls away from the meat they are ready to eat. One more tip, a good rule of thumb is to buy 1 pound of ribs for every person you will be serving. Baby back ribs will have more meat on them.

Top Review by ellie_

This is a wonderful way to cook baby back ribs. I omited the salt because the dry spices and chili powder already have some salt in them and the ribs didn't seems to need any. Charlotte, this is the first time I ever made ribs with a dry rub and no sauce and I really liked them a lot this way. This will also be great in the winter cooked in the oven. Thanks Charlotte for posting this recipe that we will be making again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl mix together all seasonigs.
  2. Rub seasoning on all surfaces of the ribs.
  3. Place ribs on a medium-hot grill over INDIRECT heat.
  4. Close grill hood and grill until ribs are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Add charcoal as needed.
  6. You want the grill temperature around 325-350 degrees.

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