Southern Style BBQ Pork Ribs

This delicious southern style pork ribs recipe includes a tasty twist on this popular dish. Learning how to grill baby back ribs is easy with this guide.

Let's get grilling

1 Remove the membrane from the back of the rib slabs. In a small bowl, combine the dry rub ingredients and mix well. Reserve one tablespoon of the rub for the liquid seasoning mixture. Generously apply the dry rub onto the front and back sides of the ribs.
2 Build a charcoal fire using an indirect cooking technique such as the snake method. Add a small aluminum pan to the void side of the grill and fill halfway with water. When the charcoal grill reaches 250°F, place ribs meat-side up on the grill grate and cook over indirect heat for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
3 Remove the ribs from the grill. Place each slab meat-side down on its own doubled aluminum foil square. Mix the liquid seasoning in a small bowl. Pour ½ cup of the liquid over each slab. Then, tightly wrap and seal each slab with aluminum foil. Place the wrapped ribs back in cooker for 1 hour at 250°F.
4 Remove the ribs from the charcoal grill and discard foil. Place the ribs back on the grill. Brush KC Masterpiece® Original Barbecue Sauce on both sides of the ribs, grill for 15 minutes, or until sauce caramelizes.
Cooking for 4 people


Liquid Seasoning

  • dry rub mix (below)
    1 tablespoon
  • apple jelly
    ¼ cup
  • brown sugar
    ¼ cup
  • honey
    ¼ cup
  • apple cider
    ½ cup

Dry Rub

  • black pepper
    1 teaspoon
  • salt
    2 teaspoons
  • chili powder
    4 teaspoons
  • garlic salt
    4 teaspoons
  • dark brown sugar
    ¼ cup
  • cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon
  • red pepper
    ¼ teaspoon
  • white pepper
    ¼ teaspoon
  • celery salt
    ½ teaspoon

Credit: KingsfordMeals & Dishes: Main CourseCooking Method: GrilledMain Ingredient: PorkMain Ingredient: RibsMeals & Dishes: Dinner

Our Reviews

4.5 /5
2 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty Made this this weekend and it was really good!!!!!
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ribs I’ve Ever Had I used this recipe just a while back, for my first time ever grilling, and got compliments from my grill-master granddad.
Date published: 2021-05-05
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