Nimrod's Baby Back Ribs

Recipe by Nimz_
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • To make the Sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium-high, warm the vegetable oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add the remaining sauce ingredients, including Tabasco sauce to taste, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. (It might taste a little vinegarie at first but it won't by the time you use it).
  • Set aside.
  • Pour some of the sauce in a small bowl to use for basting the ribs.
  • Allow the ribs to stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the ribs, rib side down, over Indirect Medium Heat (keep grill at about 325-350 degrees) until the meat is very tender and has pulled back from the ends of the bones, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Turn after the first 30 minutes and again in 30 minutes, then do not turn again.
  • During the last 30 minutes of grilling add the soaked hickory chips to the hot coals (if using).
  • During the last 30 minutes of grilling time, baste generously with the small bowl of sauce every 5-10 minutes, depending on how much sauce you want on the ribs.
  • Serve warm with the remaining sauce on the side.