Sweet n Spicy Dry Rub Ribs

baby back ribs with sweet and spicy dry rub

These baby back ribs are so good that they won’t need any help from a barbecue sauce! You can use spare ribs or baby back ribs with this recipe. Make sure you get plenty of smoke flavor from wood chips, and use indirect cooking if you’re using a charcoal grill.

Holle’s Spicy Dry Rub Ribs recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 1 slab ribs
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano

Directions: Remove tough skin from back of ribs. Rinse meat and pat dry with paper towels.

Rub ribs all over with a light coating of olive oil.

Combine remaining ingredients and use it to rub the ribs.

Once the ribs have been rubbed, wrap them in plastic food wrap and leave them in the refrigerator overnight. Before cooking, unwrap the ribs and let them sit at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes.

Place ribs on grill, meaty side down, and cook at 250 degrees for 1 ½  hours. Flip ribs and increase heat slightly. Cook for another hour.

Move ribs to more direct heat to brown for a few minutes. When ribs are done, the meat will retract from the bone tips.