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Brown Sugar Applewood Ribs

  • Yields: 4 to 6 Servings
  • Cook time: 3 hours 20 minutes


  • 2 slabs ribs (spare or baby back)
  • 1 ½ cups Kingsford® Brown Sugar Applewood BBQ Sauce
Dry Rub
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp garlic salt
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
Liquid Seasoning
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ½ cup brown sugar


In a small bowl, combine the dry rub ingredients and mix well. Generously apply the dry rub to both sides of the ribs.

Build a charcoal fire on one side of grill, creating an indirect zone away from the fire.

When the cooker temperature reaches 250˚F, place the ribs over indirect heat and close the lid. Cook the ribs for 2 hours 15 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the grill. Place each rib meat-side down on its own doubled aluminum foil square. The foil should be large enough to completely wrap each rib.

In a small bowl, mix the apple cider and brown sugar.

Pour 1/2 cup of the liquid over each rib. At the same time, tightly wrap and seal each rib with aluminum foil.

Place the wrapped ribs back in the grill over indirect heat for 1 hour.

Remove the ribs from the grill, unwrap, and discard foil.

Brush Kingsford® Brown Sugar Applewood BBQ Sauce on both sides of the ribs.

Place the ribs back on the grill for 5 minutes, or until sauce caramelizes.

Remove from the grill, cut, and serve.