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Dry Rub Barbecue Ribs

Dry Rub Barbecue Ribs

  • Yield: 6-8 servings
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  • 10 lbs Beef or pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup White vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
Dry Rub
  • 2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Dry mustard
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp White Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Salt


  1. Combine all the dry rub ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Cut the ribs into 2 or 3 smaller pieces. Rinse the ribs and place them in a large pot or pan and cover with water. Add vinegar and salt.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat for 30-40 minutes, being careful not to boil them. Turn them occasionally for even cooking.
  4. Remove them from the water and let cool until manageable and then rub them generously on all sides with the dry rub.
  5. Light a charcoal grill.
  6. When the charcoal is half white and the flames are gone, place the ribs on the grill and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, flip and cook for another 15 minutes. Repeat as necessary until ribs are golden brown. Move ribs to a plate.
  7. Preheat oven to 300F.
  8. Pour BBQ sauce into a bowl. Dip the ribs into the sauce, coating completely, then place in a foil-lined roasting pan.
  9. Cover pan lightly with foil and cook for about 30 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.


Recipe adapted from