Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs

Total Time:
3 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
2 hr 30 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
3 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 4 pounds baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib portions
Directions

In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients except the ribs. Rub spice mixture all over the ribs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate ribs for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.

Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Arrange the ribs on the barbeque and grill for 40 to 45 minutes, turning with tongs occasionally until meat is tender and crisp on the outside.


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Terrific!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love dry rub ribs. I love this recipe. The grilling and or baking time is perfect. This is a recipe that gives you "tender" ribs, with lots of flavor. No, they don't fall off the bone they aren't supposed to! If I want falling apart I'll do a pork shoulder (butt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The ingredients in the dry rub...terrific! FYI...folks who had bad experience...I have made this recipe in the kitchen oven AND outside BBQ. The dry rub was delicious either method. Annie, Fremont, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
First of all, my husband's grill wasn't working, so I had to bake these in the oven. They have been baking at 300 degrees since 2:30 this afternoon. It is now 6:30 and they are still not "fall of the bone tender". Also, I didn't like the orange zest flavor. It just didn't taste right to me. Maybe it's because I'm from Texas and we're not used to South Carolina or Georgia Barbeque. Anyway, I am disappointed with the rub and the results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
wow what a great rub tasted Great !!!! Ribs cooked surprising well for just a shot time can't wait to try again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi Paula and Bobby I tried this recipe and it was great my only comment! You should not touch your hair and then handle the meat, But I still love you guys item not reviewed by moderator and published
love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty recipe! Super easy too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Soooo yummy! I have made this dish several times. Before I grill them I bake them in the oven on low heat for about half an hour. I also don't cut them in to 2 rib portions, I prefer slabs!! A definite must try-you won't be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best rib dish EVER....Have used time and time again. I do not cut the ribs into 2-rib portions. Just grill the slabs. They are so moist and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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