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The history of grilling at Kingsford is a classic American story. It all started in 1919 when Edward G. Kingsford helped Henry Ford procure a stretch of timberland to supply wood for his auto plants.

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Southern Style BBQ Pork Ribs

We’ll show you how easy it is to make authentic, southern style baby back ribs on your charcoal grill.

Cooking for 4 people


Liquid Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp. dry rub mix (below)
  • 0.25 cup apple jelly
  • 0.25 cup brown sugar
  • 0.25 cup honey
  • 0.5 cup apple cider

Dry Rub

  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 0.25 cup dark brown sugar
  • 0.25 tsp. cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp. red pepper
  • 0.25 tsp. white pepper
  • 0.5 tsp. celery salt

1 Food Prep

  • Mix your dry rub ingredients together in a small bowl. Next, in a different small bowl, mix together your liquid seasoning. Finally, remove the membrane for the back of the rib slabs.

  • Generously apply the dry rub onto the front and back sides of the ribs, reserving 1 tbsp. for the liquid mixture.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • Add a small aluminum pan to the void side of the grill and fill it halfway with water.
  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.
  • Place ribs meat-side up on the grill grate and cook over indirect heat for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs from the grill. Place each slab meat-side down on its own doubled aluminum foil square, and pour ½ cup of the liquid seasoning over each slab.
  • Tightly wrap and seal each slab with aluminum foil. Place the wrapped ribs back in the cooker for 1 hour at 250°F.
  • 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.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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