Texas Style Pork Baby Back Ribs
Servings: 4 Servings
Texas Dry Rub
- 1/3 cup chili powder
- 1/3 cup golden brown sugar
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1/4 cup black pepper
- 2 tbsp ground mustard
- 2 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp paprika
Texas Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce
- 15 oz canned tomato sauce
- 1 cup golden brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp cayanne pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/8 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 325 F
Combine all the spices for your Texas Dry Rub
This is optional, but I threw mine in a blender because the brown sugar was a little clumpy. looks pretty evenly mixed to me!
Prepare the Ribs
Remove the membrane on the back of your ribs. You may need to get a knife in between the membrane and the meet to get it going, but once you have a grip on it it will come right off.
Your ribs should now look like this after removing the membrane.
Give each slab a nice coating of rub on each side.
Wrap them up in tin foil and place on a cookie sheet and place in the center rack of your oven for 2 hours.
Note: my ribs are in half slabs just because I have a smaller grill. Feel free to keep them in whatever size you're comfortable with.
Making the BBQ Sauce
Bring the water, brown sugar to a boil. About 10 minutes
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together
Let this cook on medium heat, stirring frequently for about 20-30 minutes. Set aside.
Grill the RIbs
Time your grill so that it's ready to go by the time your get your ribs out. usually takes me about 20-30 minutes to get my charcoal grill ready.
With the grill nice and hot (about 350-400ish) place your ribs on the grill meat side up. Baste with a generous layer of bbq sauce
About every 5 minutes, flip the ribs and baste. Do this for about 20 minutes total. You'll have a nice char going on the ribs and the sauce should start to thicken up
Take them off the grill and let them sit for about 5-10 minutes, Cut them into strips and serve!