Authentic barbecued ribs


Authentic barbecued ribs recipe for your BBQ. Celebrate with family and friends.


6 lb pork (pork spare ribs, about 2 full slabs)
2 c sauce (optional, barbecue sauce)
3⁄4 c seasoning (dry rub for ribs)


  1. Using a dry rub, rub both sides of ribs and let stand at room temperature for one hour.
  2. If using wood chunks, soak them in water for one hour then drain.
  3. Pile about forty charcoal briquettes in one side of grill. Keep bottom vents completely open. When coals are covered in a light gray ash, lay wood chunks (or packet of chips) on top of charcoal. Putting the cooking grate in place, and cover. Make sure to open the grill lid vents completely. Turn the lid so that the vents are opposite the wood, drawing smoke through grill. Allow the grate heat for five minutes, clean with wire brush, and place ribs over the cooler part of grill.
  4. Barbecue, turning ribs every thirty minutes, until meat starts to pull away from ribs, 2 to 3 hours. Remove ribs from grill and completely wrap each slab in foil, then place in the recycled brown paper bag and seal tightly. Allow to rest at room temperature for one hour.
  5. Unwrap ribs and brush with BBQ sauce if desired.


Want a stronger flavor? Wrap in a double layer of plastic film and refrigerate up to a day.

You will also need: Two 3 inch wood chunks or 2 cups wood chips, heavy-duty aluminum foil, brown paper grocery bag (recycled of course)

4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
4 hours

barbecued ribs