Big Tim’s BBQ/Oven Baby Back Ribs
These Ribs Pictured were done entirely on the BBQ, however you can (and I have many times) also do them in the oven for the same cooking time, it was just too hot to do in the house today
I have a large 4 burner gas grill, so with 1 burner on, temp gets to 275 degrees. Set your oven to this temp if you don’t have a gas grill.
Prep your ribs. It’s best to have your ribs out at room temp usually 30 min out of the fridge prior to cooking so you don’t cook them cold. Take off the fat membrane from the backside of the rib racks. Run your knife along the edge and work your finger to get under the fat, and pull it off the ribs, usually it comes off in one piece.
Combine and mix all spice rub ingredients in a bowl and liberally apply to your ribs on both sides. Work it in, massage the meat with the rub!! Any leftover spice save in a reusable container for future rubbing
In a large enough baking pan or large cookie sheet, place a wire rack on the baking pan or cookie sheet and lay your ribs on the rack. You want them off the bottom of the pan. Add 1 cup of water to the pan or cookie sheet. Cover with aluminum foil. Put your ribs on your grill away from the side that your burner is on, close lid. If using oven, put ribs in oven. After 2 hours on the BBQ turn your pan around, and cook another hour.
At 3 hour mark, turn all burners on BBQ to low setting, get temp to 400 degrees. Cook 30 minutes uncovered at 400. If oven, turn oven to 375, uncovered 30 minutes. The oven is a more even heat all the way thru the cooking time, so 375 is fine for the final process.
At 3.5 hour mark on BBQ, take ribs out of pan, and put them bone side down on the grill. Now, they don’t need it, but if you want sauce, this is where you apply your favorite sauce. Grill 15 min bone side down then turn over, sauce the bone side, let the meat get some nice grill marks and 15 min more, take off grill, cut up and Enjoy!!
If you don’t have a grill, you can finish them the same way in the oven, sauce one side, 15 min, turn over, sauce other side, 15 min, take out, cut up, Enjoy!!