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BBQ ribs

These would be the spices I use to make the rub for my BBQ ribs. My kiddos love ribs. I need to make them more, not sure why I don’t……
Note to self….make BBQ ribs more.

This would be the secret weapon in my rib rub. Although it’s really not that surprising, and now that I have told you all, it isn’t secret either. There are exactly 1 gagillion ways to do BBQ ribs. I don’t believe there is one correct way. But I do have to say……of all the times I have made these babies. They have turned out pretty yummy.


If you don’t have a mini food processor no fretting. You can just mix up these spices and let them be with out whacking them around in the processor. I have to add you can double even triple this rub mix if you don’t want to make it every time. AND it’s great on chicken if you have a hankering for some BBQ chicken dinner.
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons oregano
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dry rub sage
1 teaspoon smoked paprika MUST be smoked not plain ol’ paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can add more, be my guest)
1 teaspoon dry mustard

This is my favorite BBQ sauce. I used to sweat and toil over making my own, but why when you can buy a really good one. More time to make yummy side dishes and such! You can use your favorite sauce too. You don’t have to use Sweet Baby Ray’s. But I have to say, it’s pretty good!

I grilled up 8 1/2 pounds of pork ribs for my crew and my dad. Rinse, trim, and pat your ribs dry with paper towel before you bathe them in the rib rub.

Now lay it on thick, don’t be shy. I used the whole recipe of rub on my nearly 9lbs of ribs.

Just apply the rub to the meat side don’t worry about the bony underside.

Then I slide my ribs into these plastic bags. I have to admit, precooking my ribs in plastic has always kinda eeked me out a bit, but after I bite into these tender morsels I forget about the plastic.

Read the package directions……you need to dust the inside of bag with flour or something or nother……it’s easy.
Bake them for at least an hour at 350. I lost track of time and mine baked for 1 1/2 hours, they were perfectly happy for that extra 1/2 hour.

Then take the ribs out of the oven, remove them from there plastic cocoon and lay on a platter.

At this time I cut them into individual portions. Then I have Kenny fire up the grill….

This is where the sauce come in. Lay those babies down on the grill and give them a good dose of sauce.

How do you like my beautifully clean grill. Isn’t it purdy? OK look past the years worth of grilling and take a lookeee at those RIBS, slather on the sauce. They are already cooked so at this point you just want to bake that sauce on there. It won’t take long just 10-15 minutes or so.

Keep it up, you can put more than one coat of sauce on there. OOOhh doggie I am singin’ the sauce song.

It goes like this…
Oh gosh, you don’t need to hear that it’ll ruin your appetite!

There they are. Ready for eating. Sitting ducks….just about ready to be devoured by 7 hungry people, and one dog that was DIEing to get is chomps on a rack-O-ribs.

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  1. I've always used Sweet Baby Ray's, its the best! I make ribs the same way but never used a rub. Definitely going to try that.