Slow Cooked & Grilled American BBQ Ribs - US Pork

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Slow Cooked & Grilled American BBQ Ribs

Slow Cooked & Grilled American BBQ Ribs


1 slab American pork baby back or spare ribs OR beef short or back ribs

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp chile powder

2 tsp granulated garlic

2 tsp brown sugar

1⁄4 tsp ground cumin


1⁄4 tsp dry mustard

1⁄4 tsp dried oregano

1⁄4 tsp dried sage

2 Tbsp salt

Pinch of black pepper

Pinch of cayenne

No. Servings:


Cooking time:

260 minutes


  • Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs—very important. This is easy to do with a butter knife or blunt object that slides between the bone and “skin”.
  • Once the membrane has been removed, rub the spice mixture into both sides of the rib and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to allow the spices to penetrate the meat.
  • Wrap the ribs in foil and place on a grill (either oven, gas or charcoal) and allow to cook on a low heat for approx 2 hours. You will know it is ready when the ends of the bone become exposed and the meat will begin to pull away from the bone. A meat thermometer should be 165°-176°F (74°-79°C).
  • Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. To add some Carib- bean flavor to the sauce you can add a little tamarind, chutney and some grated fresh ginger.


  • There is no reason to boil ribs to increase the tenderness especially when you are dealing with high quality pork, as all this does is dilute the great flavor present in the meat.
  • Beef ribs require a longer cooking time.

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