Grilled Ribs

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins

A slow roast in the oven makes these ribs tender, succulent, and delicious.


  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • 4 slabs pork spareribs (about 2 ¼ pounds each)

  • 1 ½ cups Tangy Barbecue Sauce

  • Safflower oil, for brushing


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix together 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, the sugar, and chili powder. Rub seasoning evenly over both sides of ribs. Transfer ribs, bone side down and slightly overlapping, to 2 rimmed baking sheets. Cover tightly with parchment-lined foil, and bake until tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  2. Divide barbecue sauce in half; reserve 1 half for serving. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush grates with oil. Remove ribs from baking sheets, and grill, turning occasionally and brushing with barbecue sauce, until charred, 2 to 5 minutes. Cut between each rib to separate. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

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