Mouth-Watering Classic BBQ Ribs: The Ultimate Summer Recipe

Classic BBQ Ribs

Nothing screams “summer” quite like the smoky, sweet tang of classic BBQ ribs sizzling on the grill. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or just looking to impress your family with a finger-licking good meal, this recipe is your ticket to BBQ bliss. Get ready to master the art of making the ultimate classic BBQ ribs!


  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Preparation: Remove the thin membrane from the back of each rack by inserting a knife under it. The membrane can be tough when cooked. Mix together the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Rub this spice mixture over the ribs on both sides. Wrap each rack in aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least an hour.

2. Grilling: Preheat your grill for medium heat. Place the ribs, still wrapped in the foil, on the preheated grill. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes on each side.

3. Finishing Touches: After the ribs are cooked, remove the foil and generously apply the barbecue sauce on both sides. Grill the ribs again for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. This step will help the sauce to caramelize and stick to the ribs, enhancing the flavor.

4. Rest and Serve: Allow the ribs to rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting into individual portions. Serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side.

Variations and Tips

Why not experiment with different flavors? Use a honey-based or a mustard-based BBQ sauce to mix it up. Even the type of wood you use for your BBQ can change the flavor profile of your ribs.

Remember, practice makes perfect. Mastering the art of BBQ is a journey. Every rack of ribs you cook will bring you one step closer to achieving BBQ nirvana.

There you have it! An easy, step-by-step guide to making mouth-watering classic BBQ ribs. We’d love to hear how your ribs turned out. Please share your experience in the comments below!