Becoming a BBQ expert takes time. With every success and failure, you’ll learn from your mistakes and develop hacks and tricks that will make your BBQ dishes better over time. Fortunately, you’ve got the Internet and the insight of BBQ pros to learn from as well.
If you’re looking for tips on making the perfect BBQ baby back ribs, here are a few things to keep in mind.
1. Buy the right meat.
Don’t just pick up the first rack of ribs at the grocery store. Choose a rack that has an even distribution of meat and avoid those with exposed bones. The meat should have a bright reddish-pink color and appear plump in volume.
2. Remove the silver skin.
Before you begin preparing the ribs, be sure to remove the silver colored skin from the underside of the ribs. You could even ask the butcher to do this for you at the grocery store.
3. Use medium-heat coals.
Low and slow heat is the secret to tender and smoky baby back ribs. This is why you’ll need to keep the coals on low to medium heat.
4. Carefully watch the ribs.
Don’t leave the ribs to fend for themselves on the grill. Stay close by and flip when necessary. In the last 30 minutes of grilling, baste with BBQ sauce. Avoid doing so earlier as this will burn the sauce and the ribs.
5. Rest the meat before serving.
As hard as it may be, wait 15 minutes after removing the ribs from the grill before cutting them. Doing so too early will cause the juices to leak, leaving the meat dry.
6. The Perfect BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe
Once you’ve got your 8-10 lb rack of pork baby back ribs, you’ll need the following dry rub ingredients: brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, black pepper, smoked paprika, salt, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and mustard powder.
View the full recipe, along with BBQ instructions here.
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