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Shortcut BBQ Ribs


  • 1 rack baby back ribs (about 3 lbs.)
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 c. barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat grill (or grill pan) over medium-high heat.
  2. Cut ribs into 3 sections.
  3. Add to a large pot filled with enough water to cover ribs. Add about 1 tablespoon salt, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain ribs and place on sheet pan. Dry well with paper towels.
  4. Meanwhile, make the spice rub. Combine garlic, brown sugar, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture onto the ribs and rub all over with hands.
  5. Place ribs on grill or grill pan and cook for 10 minutes, turning halfway through. Brush barbecue sauce on ribs and cook for 1 minute more until lightly charred. Serve ribs with barbecue sauce.

This article was originally published in the June 2017 issue of The Bingo Nugget.

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