Kansas City BBQ Ribs

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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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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
11 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 4 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 6 pounds pork back ribs

  • ¾ cup barbeque sauce

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

Directions

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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).

  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.

  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.

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
60g Fat
33g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 872
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g 77%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 234mg 78%
Sodium 2907mg 126%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 892mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.