Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Who doesn’t love tender, juicy grilled baby back ribs? We for one love them! This recipe here is one of the ways we prepare them. It takes patience but it is well worth it! All you need are ribs, cider vinegar, brown sugar and barbecue sauce. So here is what you need to do:

Remove the thin membrane from the back of the racks. Rinse and pat dry the ribs. Rub them liberally with brown sugar. And I mean liberally! Never too much brown sugar. Place the ribs meat side down in a bowl and cover with cider vinegar. Marinate the ribs for a minimum of 2 hours.

Heat the grill for at least 20 minutes. Turn half of your burners off. If you are using a charcoal grill go ahead and pile the burning coals on one side. Remove the ribs from the marinade (discard the marinade) and place the ribs directly on the fire. Sear the ribs, meat side down and move them to the side. Place them meat side up on the unlit side and close the lid. You will cook the ribs on indirect heat for about two hours or until they separate from the bone when you fold the rack in half. Grab the rack with some tongs and fold it. If the ribs start separating they are ready!

An hour and a half into the cooking, smear the ribs with barbecue sauce. Use a long brush so you don’t burn yourself. Cook them for 15 minutes and smear them again.

Remove the ribs from the grill and place on a cutting board. Separate the ribs individually and serve with extra barbecue sauce and lots of napkins.

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

1 Comment

  • April 11, 2010

    Isabel Velasco

    Frugal Cheff: esta receta nos sirvio para hacer las costillitas que mi marido siempre las hacia quemar, ahora salieron divinas y suavitas! una delicia!

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