Memphis Style BBQ Ribs

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Jul. 14, 2012

This is a recipe that will be used over and over again when smoking ribs. A sweet and smoky rub gives these ribs a 5 star flavor.


Baby back ribs 2 Pound
Brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
Paprika 3 Tablespoon
Chili powder 2 Tablespoon
Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
Ground cumin 1 Tablespoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 2 Teaspoon
Barbecue sauce 8 Tablespoon



1. Soak wood chips in water 1 hour prior to placing on the grill.

2. Remove the silver skin from the back of the ribs, by doing this it will allow the seasonings to penetrate into the meat.

3. In a bowl combine the brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Rub the dry rub over the ribs and set aside for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

4. Preheat the grill and place the wood chips over the fire (watch how-to video to see how to use wood chips with a gas grill.)


5. Once wood chips begin to smoke lower the heat and place ribs on the grill, use a rib rack or place on indirect heat.

6. Maintain the grill heat to 275-300 degrees for 3 hours while the ribs smoke and cook.

7. The last 45 minutes of smoking, baste with barbecue sauce every 15 minutes.


8. Take ribs off of the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes then cut between the bones.

9. Serve with corn bread and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 573Calories from Fat 287

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.2%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1811 mg75.46%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 25 g

Protein 37 g74%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet