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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
9 hrs 10 mins
total:
11 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Allow ribs to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

  • Preheat grill between 270 degrees F (132 degrees C) and 300 degrees F (149 degrees C) for indirect grilling and lightly oil the grate.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

872 calories; protein 49.6g 99% DV; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; fat 59.9g 92% DV; cholesterol 234mg 78% DV; sodium 2906.6mg 116% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
Spicy but good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2018
Low and slow is hours not 90 minutes. Whether I am doing ribs on my grill or electric smoker or my oven, I cook them for a minimum of 4 hours at between 225 and 275 degrees. Other than that this is a great recipe for ribs and sauce. MMMMMMMMMM sweet and sticky is the name of the game. :-) Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
Spicy but good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2018
Low and slow is hours not 90 minutes. Whether I am doing ribs on my grill or electric smoker or my oven, I cook them for a minimum of 4 hours at between 225 and 275 degrees. Other than that this is a great recipe for ribs and sauce. MMMMMMMMMM sweet and sticky is the name of the game. :-) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/17/2014
These ribs were not at all impressive I didn't feel the dry rub mixed with the BBQ sauce complimented eachother in any way. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2015
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 not. I will make them again but omit the fennel. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2018
Don't change a thing! This recipe is perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2017
I over cooked the ribs but it was still very good. Will make again and keep a closer watch on the time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2017
These ribs take a lot of effort and time. But the payoff is well worth it!! Among the best ribs I've made so far! There is lots of flavour. I recommend prepping everything a day early. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2016
Made the ribs in my smoker. The rub is awsome. I've used the rub several times on differant pork cuts. I used it on a pork butt for a party my college son and his room mates had. A 10# roast 12 college boys and I was a hero. Read More