Sweet and Spicy Grilled BBQ Ribs

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 hours
Total: 5 hours 10 minutes

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This is the first tailgating season that we’ve been in our own home and we want to do it big this year! There’s nothing better than watching our favorite team play (Let’s GOOO ‘EERS) , surrounded by our family and friends, while cooking out on the grill and making memories.  It’s the moments I live for everyday.  Until this tailgating season, I had never made homemade grilled ribs before, so I was a bit nervous, but it was incredibly easy to do and the taste was to die for! Our guests love this paired with our Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob.
We did a wet rub using dijon mustard for our ribs.  Wetter is better when both the meat will be cooked slowly and the rub is generously applied.  When meat is slow cooked on a grill is is able to draw the moisture from the wet rub, ensuring that your meat doesn’t dry out while still getting nice and charred on the outside.   Don’t like dijon?  Don’t worry.  Many people don’t, including my fiance, soo SHHH! don’t tell him what I did!  You can swap out the dijon for honey, cider vinegar, olive oil, melted butter, soy sauce, or if you’re feeling really fancy, beer, bourbon, or wine. 
About 30 minutes before the meat is done, we start to layer with our homemade BBQ sauce. We’ve been making our own sauce for about two years now and are absolutely in love with how it tastes every single time.  The key to sticky ribs, in our opinion, is to layer the BBQ sauce every 10 minutes, four to five times.  This makes for an absolutely delicious, baked in, sticky, melt in your mouth rib.

Sweet & Spicy Grilled BBQ Ribs

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of ribs
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp rib rub
  • Homemade BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  • Spread dijon mustard across both sides of the ribs.
  • Then rub in the rib rub across both sides.
  • Wrap in foil and place in fridge overnight (or at least 8 hours).
  • On a gas grill, heat all your burners, and let heat to around 400 degrees, then turn off all but outer two burners.
  • Place ribs, meat side up, directly in the middle of grill and close the lid.
  • Using a thermometer, make sure to keep the temperature around 250 degrees and cook for 5 hours. Try not to open the grill while cooking so heat doesn't escape.
  • After 2 1/2 hours, open grill and rotate 180 degrees, cook another 2 1/2 hours.
  • The last 30 minutes of cooking, turn all you burns up to 350 degrees and generously brush the ribs with the BBQ sauce, on both sides, every 5-10 minutes (do this at least 5 times). Remove from the grill and serve immediately.

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Ingredients-
1 rack of ribs
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 tbsp rib rub
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Directions-

Spread dijon mustard across both sides of the ribs.  Then rub in the rib rub across both sides.  Wrap in foil and place in fridge overnight (or at least 8 hours). On a gas grill, heat all your burners, and let heat to around 400 degrees, then turn off all but outer two burners.  Place ribs, meat side up, directly in the middle of grill and close the lid.  Using a thermometer, make sure to keep the temperature around 250 degrees and cook for 5 hours.  Try not to open the grill while cooking so heat doesn’t escape.  After 2 1/2 hours, open grill and rotate 180 degrees, cook another 2 1/2 hours. The last 30 minutes of cooking, turn all you burns up to 350 degrees and generously brush the ribs with the BBQ sauce, on both sides, every 5-10 minutes (do this at least 5 times). Remove from the grill and serve immediately.

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