Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: Paul Kirk, the Baron of Barbecue, Kansas City, Missouri

Serves 6 people

Categories: Grill, Main Dish, Pork


  • 3 1/2-4 lbs pork back ribs
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or 1/2 cup apple cider


  1. Trim the fat from the ribs.

  2. In a bowl, add the paprika, garlic salt, onion powder, dried sage, celery seeds, and cayenne pepper; stir to combine.

  3. Sprinkle the rub mixture over both sides of the ribs; rub in using your fingers.

  4. Prepare grill for indirect grilling; medium heat.

  5. Place ribs with the bone side down on the grill rack over the drip pan.

  6. Cover and grill for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ribs are tender, brush occasionally with apple juice after the ribs have grilled for 45 minutes.

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