Best BBQ Ribs Ever

Recipe by litldarlin
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 2 1/2 cups




  • Prepare outdoor grill for covered direct grilling over medium heat.
  • Prepare Baby Back Ribs:
  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, black pepper, cumin, and ground red pepper.
  • Pat ribs dry with paper towels.
  • Rub spice mixture all over ribs.
  • Place 2 racks of ribs side by side in foil cooking bag.
  • Place 3 ice cubes under ribs; seal bag.
  • Or, place two 30" by 18" sheets of heavy-duty foil on work surface to make a double thickness.
  • Place 2 racks of ribs side by side on center of stacked foil.
  • Place 3 ice cubes under ribs.
  • Bring long sides of foil up and over ribs;.
  • Fold several times to seal well, then fold in ends to seal tightly.
  • Repeat with 1 more cooking bag or 2 more sheets of foil and remaining ribs and ice cubes.
  • Place foil packets on grill rack.
  • Cover grill and cook ribs 1 hour, carefully turning packets over with tongs once halfway through grilling.
  • While ribs are grilling:
  • Prepare Barbecue Sauce:
  • In 4-quart saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients; heat to boiling over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered 30- 40 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly stirring occasionally.
  • Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
  • When ribs are done, with kitchen shears cut an X in top of each foil packet to let steam escape, then carefully pull back foil to open.
  • Remove ribs and place directly on grill rack.
  • Cover grill and cook ribs 7 to 10 minutes or until browned, turning over once.
  • Brush ribs with some sauce and cook 7 to 10 minutes longer, brushing with some more sauce and turning frequently.
  • To serve, cut ribs into 1-rib portions and arrange on platter.
  • Pass remaining sauce to serve with ribs.