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Memphis Style Back Ribs

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Extra tender pork back ribs are slowly grilled with a sweet and spicy rub and yellow mustard sauce."
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4 h 40 m servings 2660
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. About 30 minutes before smoking, make the dry rub. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; mix well.
  2. Spread both sides of ribs with yellow mustard and sprinkle with dry rub. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat charcoal or gas grill for indirect cooking at 250 degrees F. Place the ribs, meaty side up, over a drip pan and cook for 4 to 6 hours until very tender. Spritz ribs occasionally with water or apple juice using a spray bottle. Add about 12 coals to a charcoal grill every 45 minutes or so to maintain the heat.
  4. Let ribs stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


  • Recipe by BBQ Pit Master, Tuffy Stone.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 2660 calories; 215.7 21.1 147.8 736 6942 Full nutrition

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My family enjoyed these saying they were "the best ribs we ever had!" They were tender inside, with a crisp, savory shell and just a hint of sweetness. The only change I would make is to decre...

Perfect flavor balance between heat and sweet. I added some garlic and onion powder as well. I did brush on some BBQ sauce at the end for an extra tangy zip! This is definitely a finger licki...

Our new favorite recipe and brand of ribs! They turned out wonderful and juicy. I added BBQ sauce at the end and wouldn't change a thing. Using Smithfield/Farmland ribs definitely is what has ma...

Wow, these were tasty! I really liked that they were not overly sweet, with just a hint of heat. I followed the recipe for the seasoning, choosing instead to put the ribs on my electric smoker...

These were some of the best ribs we have ever had. Used Farmland Ribs and they were great, the price was good also. Most of the time we rely on sauce but these were so good and tender we didn't ...

A complete success! I followed this recipe to a t and it is RIDICULOUS! So tender, just the right amount of spice and came together in minutes plus, of course, the time on the grill. I WILL b...