Recipe from Gabe Huerta

Evite Beer-Basted Baby Back Ribs

Ingredients

Rub:

  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 8 pounds baby back ribs

Mopping Sauce:

  • 1 can beer
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño chiles (optional)
  • BBQ sauce (Gabe prefers Sweet Baby Ray’s)

Directions

  • 1

    Season ribs with rub and let stand for at least 15 minutes.

  • 2

    Prepare grill with 1 cup water-soaked hickory-wood smoke chips per 5 pounds of charcoal briquettes and bring to low to medium heat.

  • 3

    Place ribs bone-side down on the grill for 30 minutes.

  • 4

    Smother ribs with mopping sauce and grill on low for 30 minutes, then place ribs on direct heat for 10 to 15 more.

  • 5

    Baste ribs with BBQ sauce and grill for an additional 5 to 10 minutes on each side or until sauce is caramelized, making sure ribs don't burn.

  • 6

    Cut into pieces and serve.

 

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