Barbecue-seasoned St. Louis ribs are grilled slowly over low heat and brushed with Kansas City-style barbecue sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs 30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Sauce:

Directions

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  • About one hour before smoking, coat both sides of ribs with a little vegetable oil and sprinkle with barbecue seasoning rub. Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.

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  • Heat charcoal or gas grill for indirect cooking at 230 to 250 degrees F. Add drained wood chips, if using.

  • Place the ribs, meaty side down, over a drip pan and cook for 2 hours. Add about 12 coals to a charcoal grill every 45 minutes or so to maintain the heat.

  • Remove ribs from grill. Double-wrap each rack in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Return wrapped ribs to the grill and cook for 1 1/2 to 3 hours more over indirect heat, until very tender. Add more coals as needed to maintain temperature for a charcoal grill.

  • Meanwhile, make the sauce. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • Remove ribs from grill and unwrap. Place ribs over direct heat on grill and brush with Kansas City-style barbecue sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce is set. Turn ribs and repeat with more sauce.

Tips

Recipe by BBQ Pit Master, Moe Cason.

Nutrition Facts

1475 calories; protein 58.2g; carbohydrates 121.6g; fat 87g; cholesterol 275.4mg; sodium 4630.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2019
These were some of the best ribs we have ever BBQ d. The weather was cool so it was difficult keeping the BBQ temp consistent. We put them on the grill for 2 hours with a watchful eye then moved them to the oven at approximately 250degrees for another 2 and 1/2 hours wrapped in foil. We finished them on the BBQ after putting the sauce on. Bueno!! Tender tasty moist. Can t wait to do it again on a nice day where the weather stays consistent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2017
My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2019
These were some of the best ribs we have ever BBQ d. The weather was cool so it was difficult keeping the BBQ temp consistent. We put them on the grill for 2 hours with a watchful eye then moved them to the oven at approximately 250degrees for another 2 and 1/2 hours wrapped in foil. We finished them on the BBQ after putting the sauce on. Bueno!! Tender tasty moist. Can t wait to do it again on a nice day where the weather stays consistent. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
Love this recipe especially the sauce. You can bet it will be going in my favorite recipe file. I was a little worried about using the all spice but so glad I did. The ingredients melded together so well for a wonderfully sweet BBQ sauce. The only thing I did differently was I cooked mine in the oven low and slow for several hours in foil then opened up the foil and slathered on my sauce baking about 10 minutes between sauce applications. To replace the apple wood chip flavor I marinated my ribs with ingredients listed plus added a little diced onion and homemade applesauce overnight before baking. Turned out great!!! I will be making this again in the future. Thanks for a great recipe! I'll be making and using this sauce on other meats as well. Yeah it's that darn good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2015
Super simple to make as I had everything on hand. Smelled so good it was hard to wait for the ribs to come off the grill. Making this delicious recipe again today for Father's Day. Read More
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