Finger-Licking BBQ Ribs: A Mouthwatering Southern Classic Straight from the Grill! 🍖🔥

Prepare to sink your teeth into our irresistible barbecue ribs! These tender and juicy ribs, slow-cooked to perfection on the grill and slathered in tangy barbecue sauce, are a Southern classic that will have your taste buds singing with delight. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, tailgate party, or family dinner, these mouthwatering ribs will steal the show and leave everyone wanting more.


  • 2 racks of pork baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bottle (18 oz) of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • Wood chips (hickory, mesquite, or applewood), soaked in water for at least 30 minutes (optional, for added smoke flavor)


  1. Prepare the Ribs:
  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs by loosening it with a butter knife and then pulling it off with a paper towel for better tenderness.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper to make the dry rub.
  1. Season the Ribs:
  • Rub the dry rub mixture generously over both sides of the ribs, ensuring they are evenly coated. Let the ribs sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate.
  1. Prepare the Grill:
  • Preheat your grill to 225°F (107°C) for indirect cooking. If using wood chips for added smoke flavor, add them to the charcoal or smoker box.
  1. Slow-Cook the Ribs:
  • Place the seasoned ribs on the grill over indirect heat (away from the flames or coals). Close the lid and let them cook low and slow for 3-4 hours, or until the meat is tender and begins to pull away from the bones.
  1. Apply the BBQ Sauce:
  • Once the ribs are almost done, baste them with your favorite barbecue sauce on both sides, using a basting brush or spoon.
  • Continue cooking the ribs for an additional 15-20 minutes, allowing the sauce to caramelize and create a sticky glaze.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Remove the ribs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing between the bones.
  • Serve the BBQ Ribs hot, garnished with chopped fresh herbs if desired, and enjoy the smoky, savory goodness straight from the grill!

Treat yourself to the ultimate barbecue experience with our mouthwatering BBQ Ribs, a true Southern classic suitable for any occasion! These ribs, with their tender meat, flavorful dry rub, and sticky barbecue sauce glaze, are sure to impress at your next cookout or gathering. Fire up the grill, gather your friends and family, and prepare to enjoy the unbeatable taste of these finger-licking ribs hot off the grill! 🍖🔥.