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Kansas City BBQ Ribs

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Get your napkins ready! These sumptuous ribs will be devoured by one and all. The overnight rest in the fridge lets the spice rub penetrate and really flavor these meaty ribs."
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Ingredients

11 h 25 m servings 872 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Grind salt and fennel seed together in a blender or coffee grinder. Stir fennel-salt mixture, sugar, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Watch Now
  2. Cut each pork slab into 3 pieces, about 5 ribs each. Pat ribs dry with a paper towel and rub spice mixture over each piece. Place ribs on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Watch Now
  3. Allow ribs to sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Watch Now
  4. Preheat grill between 270 degrees F (132 degrees C) and 300 degrees F (149 degrees C) for indirect grilling and lightly oil the grate. Watch Now
  5. Grill ribs on the preheated grill with the cover down, turning once, until no longer pink in the center, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Watch Now
  6. Combine barbeque sauce, honey, and cider vinegar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is thickened and smooth, about 10 minutes. Brush sauce onto ribs. Watch Now
  7. Cook ribs for 15 minutes; flip, baste the other side, and cook until ribs are glazed and tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes more. Let ribs stand for 10 minutes before serving. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the spice rub ingredients. The actual amount of spice rub consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 872 calories; 59.9 g fat; 32.9 g carbohydrates; 49.6 g protein; 234 mg cholesterol; 2907 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Spicy but good!

Most helpful critical review

These ribs were not at all impressive, I didn't feel the dry rub mixed with the BBQ sauce complimented eachother in any way.

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Spicy but good!

These ribs were not at all impressive, I didn't feel the dry rub mixed with the BBQ sauce complimented eachother in any way.

You will love these ribs—they're the best I ever made! I prepped them the night before so the flavors could develop, and I could have a relaxing day!

I made the recipe as written. I haven't ever added fennel to any of my BBQ recipies. We couldn't decide if we liked that flavor or not. We ate them again for left overs to see if we did or no...

These ribs were delicious! I marinaded them overnight with the rub and followed the recipe without alterations aside from the fact that I had access to a smoker later in the cooking cycle. I bro...

Don't change a thing! This recipe is perfect.

I over cooked the ribs, but it was still very good. Will make again and keep a closer watch on the time.

I made these for dinner party of 20, they were easy to make ( I omitted the fennel I find it's an acquired taste), they were a huge hit everyone loved them. Will make these again

Yes, I'll make it again.