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Grillin’ with News 4: BBQ Ribs


  • 1 or more racks of meaty ribs. This can be baby back, loin back or St. Louis ribs.
  • Mustard
  • Your favorite rib rub
  • Brown Sugar
  • Margarine
  • BBQ Sauce (optional)



  1. Allow ribs to get to room temperature.
  2. Remove silver skin from the rib bone side of the rack.
  3. Slather ribs with mustard, as this works as a bonding agent for the rub.
  4. Sprinkle rub liberally on the ribs.
  5. Place in your smoker, grill, or oven at 225 or 160 degrees.
  6. Cook for 2-3 hours until you have reached the desired color.
  7. Remove from the cooker.
  8. Sprinkle with brown sugar and a few pats of butter.
  9. Wrap in foil and return to your cooker or oven for another hour and a half to 2 hours.
  10. Remove the meat from the cooker when the meat reaches a temp of 205 degrees.
  11. Unwrap the ribs from the foil and let it sit for a few minutes.
  12. Add barbecue sauce if desired. Cut into 1 or 2 bone sections.

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