Summer Mini-Series: Grilled Baby Back Ribs

                For part two of our summer mini-series, we will be making ribs on the grill. Juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Another BBQ favorite for everyone to enjoy during the summer. Don’t forget to bring your wet naps; You’re going to need them!

What you will need:

3 slabs pork baby back ribs


  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin

Additional ingredients:

  • Favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups apple juice


  1. Prepare your grill for indirect heat by only lighting half of it. You will want to heat it to 275-300 degrees.
  2. Prepare your ribs- Trim any excess fat and loose pieces of meat from them. Flip the ribs over, bone side up. Use a knife to get under the membrane, then use your hands to peel the membrane.
  3. Rinse the ribs under cold water and pat dry.
  4. Season the ribs with the dry rub. Use ¼ of it on the bone side and the rest on the meaty side.
  5. When the grill has reached a steady temperature and is no warmer than 300 degrees, place the ribs on the grill, making sure they are not over direct flame.
  6. Cook ribs for about 90 minutes. Do not burn them.
  7. Remove ribs from grill and slather them with 1 cup honey.
  8. Place the ribs in a foil pan that will fit on your grill, over indirect heat. Pour in 3 cups apple juice. Cover pan with foil and place on grill away from direct heat.
  9. Continue cooking the ribs for another 45-90 minutes until tender.

Remove the ribs from the pan and place them directly on the grill. Brush your favorite BBQ sauce and cook 10 minutes on med-low heat until sauce begins to caramelize. Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

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