Smokin' BBQ Ribs
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Smokin' BBQ Ribs

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These Smokin’ BBQ Ribs are so good on the grill, with just the right amount of spicy-hot seasoning to live up to their name. Tender pork baby back ribs are rubbed with a cayenne pepper, chili powder rub and basted with a made-from-scratch BBQ sauce featuring chili powder, cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce and Mexican oregano.

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Ingredients

Serves 2-4
For the Ribs
2
racks pork baby back ribs
For the Dry Rub
2
tablespoons chili powder
1
tablespoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon smoked paprika
1
tablespoon salt
2
teaspoons black pepper
1
teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the BBQ Sauce
6
cups ketchup
1
cup apple cider vinegar
3/4
cup beer
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3
cup light brown sugar, firmly-packed
1/3
cup dry red wine
1/4
cup chili powder
4
tablespoons unsalted butter
2
tablespoons Tabasco sauce
2
tablespoons garlic powder
1
tablespoon black pepper
2
teaspoons Mexican oregano
1
teaspoon cayenne pepper
4
green onions, minced

Ingredient Tips

Mexican Oregano
Mexican Oregano is similar to common oregano and marjoram, but with a more robust, pungent flavor. A staple southwestern culinary herb commonly used in salsas, chili sauces, posole and adobo, its leaves are more flavorful when dried than fresh.

Directions

Prep: 10 Minutes, Cook: 3 Hours
1

Preheat your grill to 250°F with direct and indirect heat zones.

2

Combine ketchup, vinegar, beer, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, wine, chili powder, butter, Tabasco sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, cayenne pepper and onions in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

3

In a small bowl, mix chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

4

Cut racks in half to give you 4 half-racks. Sprinkle front and back of ribs with dry rub and massage rub into meat. Place ribs upright in a rib rack.

5

Place rib rack on grill over indirect heat, close lid and cook until internal temperature reaches 180°F, using an instant-read thermometer, about 2 1/2  to 3 hours.

Hot Tip: Monitor the temperature to ensure that it stays around 250°F.
6

Using a basting brush, liberally baste with BBQ sauce every 30 minutes.

7

Remove ribs from grill when finished and baste one final time.

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