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Tender Baby Back Ribs

Course Main Course


  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder


  • Remove the skin off the back of the ribs or ask your butcher to do so before you leave the store or meat market.
  • Mix all powdered ingredients in a bowl to form a rub.
  • Apply the rub to the ribs and let them stay overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Grill the ribs on indirect heat for about an hour or until the temperature reaches 155°F.
  • Remove the ribs from the grill and drizzle barbecue sauce (recipe above) over the top of them.
  • Wrap the ribs individually in aluminum foil and put in oven at 225 - 250°F for another 45 minutes, until the meat tenderizes in the oven and comes right off the bone.
  • Serve hot with additional barbecue sauce for dipping!


Barbecue/Grilling Tips: 
  • Prepare meat by trimming away any excess fat.
  • If grilling ribs or pork steaks, cook meat slowly on low heat. The best things take time. The meat could be cooked in 1-2 hours, but it would be ideal to slow-cook it for 2-4 hours.
  • Meat is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees for pork and 165 for poultry.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory, Beef, Entree, Pork