Now that the sun is starting to stay out late again, it’s time to start bringing out the grill. What better way to start grilling season than to grill up some texas style baby back ribs! Unlike the BBQ Pit Masters on TV, I don’t own a smoker (yet). Although I can’t say that there is any substitute for some good old “low and slow” smoked baby back ribs, starting them in the oven, then finish on the grill is the next best thing if done right!
We’ll start off with making the dry rub, then while the ribs are cooking in the oven getting the sauce (and any side dishes) ready. The nice thing about this recipe is a lot of down time during the cooking process that allows you to get other things done while the main course is making the house smell delicious!
If you want prep the ribs the night before to allow the rub to really sink into the meat.
If you’re also looking to do these straight on the grill rather then pre-cooking in the oven, you might want to check this recipe.
The sauce included in the recipe compliments this ribs very well. This is a Texas style sauce which means they are sweet, tangy and with a little heat. gives a great flavor to the ribs! If you want a thicker sauce cook down for about 30-40 minutes, 15-25 gives it a thinner consistency, but it’s really all about personal taste!
For this recipe I recommend using a charcoal grill with wood coal if possible. It give the ribs a little more of a smokey smell to them as you bite in. If you have a propane grill, using some wood chips works well too! I did a similar rib recipe using a propane grill over here.