These tender Carolina Style Grilled Baby Back Ribs literally fall off the bone. Slow cooked with a southern style dry rub.
Keyword baby back ribs, carolina style ribs, easy baby back ribs
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours15minutes
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3poundsSmithfield Extra Tender Back Back Ribs
1 ½tablespoonskosher salt
1tablespoonpacked brown sugar
½teaspoonground black pepper
¼cuppacked brown sugar
2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
Cut or pull off thin membrane on back of ribs and discard. Cut rack in half.
Stir together dry ingredients in a small bowl. Rub over both sides of ribs to coat. You can do this step up to 24 hours before and leave in fridge for more flavor. Let sit at room temperature 30-45 minutes before cooking.
Pre-cook the ribs. Slow cooker method: Cook on high 3-4 hours. Oven method: Bake at 300° F. for 2 to 2 ½ hours. Remove from heat.
Sauce and grilling
Stir together all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and reduce to low. Simmer 10 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat.
Arrange coals in an even layer in bottom of charcoal grill and light. Once red hot place prepared ribs meat side up on grill and coat with some of sauce. Grill 2-3 minutes, rotate and coat other side. Repeat steps 1-2 times until coating is thick and ribs are slightly charred. Remove from grill and let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Ribs will be tender and should fall apart.
You can cook ribs entirely on charcoal grill. Place coals on sides, leaving center open to create indirect heat. Once coals are ready, place a drip pan below grate and ribs on grate. Cook 1 hour without opening lid. Rotate and cook at least 30 minutes more with lid closed. Once cooked, prepare red hot coals in even layer and follow finishing steps above.