4th of July Rubbed Barbecue Pork Back Ribs
Serves: 4 (can easily be doubled)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 to 2-1/2 pounds pork loin back ribs
  • 1-2 cups favorite barbecue sauce (I like Cattleman’s or Stubb’s)
  1. Combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, chili powder, thyme, cumin, tarragon and black pepper; rub as much or as little as you like (I use half of the rub mixture and cover and save the rest for another time) on the meaty side of the ribs; refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  2. Heat barbecue over medium heat; put rubbed side of ribs down on barbecue; cook 15-20 minutes, making sure not to burn the ribs.
  3. Turn ribs and adjust heat to a lower temperature. Baste with barbecue sauce and cook until cooked through (internal temperature of meat is 150 degrees F when inserted in thickest part) basting several times during cooking and adjusting the heat to a lower temperature if the ribs begin to burn, about 20-25 minutes. Remove ribs from grill and allow resting 5-10 minutes before cutting into individual ribs.
Recipe by A Year at the Table at http://ayearatthetable.com/4th-of-july-rubbed-barbecue-pork-baby-back-ribs/