The secret to these amazing ribs isn't grilling ~ it's cooking them low and slow in the oven before they hit the grill. The rub is sweet and smoky, but not spicy. It's perfect for everyone in the family.
Preheat the oven to 300 F. In a small bowl, stir together the dry rub ingredients. Place the rib meat side up on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Rub the meat generously with the spices on both sides. Cover the ribs with foil and close it up tightly. Bake for 2 1/2 hours, until the meat is very tender. You can at this point cool the ribs completely and refrigerate up to two days in advance of the final preparation.
To finish them on the grill, brush the ribs with BBQ sauce and cook on the hot grill for about 8 - 10 minutes. Turn once or twice until they are heated through and caramelized on the edges. Serve with a nice garden salad or potato salad.
If you like a little more heat, choose a spicier BBQ sauce to finish them off or add a little cayenne pepper to the rub. My bourbon infused BBQ sauce is a perfect pair for these ribs.
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