Grilled BBQ Ribs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
It might be a Texas thing, but there is just something so comforting about ribs fresh off the grill!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 3 - lb(s) baby back pork ribs
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 - tsp salt
  • 1 - tsp pepper
  • 2 - cup(s) sweet BBQ sauce
  • Side: - baked beans**
  • Side: - corn on the cob**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the grill. Set the rack of ribs on large platter or baking sheet.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Coat the rack of ribs with the homemade rub. Brush 1 cup of BBQ sauce onto the ribs.
  3. Place on the grill over indirect low heat and close the lid and cook for 1 hour. With about 10 minutes left, brush the other 1 cup of BBQ sauce onto the ribs.
  4. Warm the baked beans.
  5. Cook the corn.
  6. Serve BBQ Ribs with baked beans and corn.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 Tbsp chili powder, 2 Tbsp ground cumin, 2 Tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper. Coat each rack of ribs with the homemade rub. Brush 1 cup of BBQ sauce onto each rack of ribs.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the ribs with half of the rub and BBQ sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw ribs completely in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before grilling.

Special notes

Because a rack of ribs is large and awkward to freeze, you could cut them into smaller pieces and use gallon size baggies. You could purchase the ziploc 2 gallon or larger baggies. (Most grocery stores don’t carry these, but you could get them from Amazon or online.) You could wrap the ribs and rub (not the sauce) in plastic wrap and then foil and freeze that way, then brush the BBQ on just before grilling.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

BBQ Ribs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw ribs completely before grilling for over indirect low heat for 1 hour. Brush another 1 cup BBQ sauce onto ribs with 10 minutes of grilling left.
Serve with baked beans and corn on the cob.