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Chicago-Style BBQ Baby Back Ribs

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


These ribs are mouth watering good. If you're throwing a huge cookout, this is the recipe to use. It calls for ten racks of ribs! You can always alter the recipe if you're making a smaller quantity.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 30


  • 10 racks baby back ribs
  • For rub:
  • 1 cup paprika
  • 1/3 cup celery salt
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • For barbecue sauce:
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


In large saucepan, sauté garlic. Add remaining ingredients and allow to come to a boil. Turn down heat and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow to cool. While sauce is simmering, combine rub ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside. Trim and clean ribs. Rub ribs with spices and let sit for 30 minutes. Preheat grill. Cook over indirect medium heat for about an hour Turn once and cook for additional 30 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. You might need to grill large quantity of ribs in shifts. When the ribs have finished cooking a knife will pass easily into the meat between the ribs and you can see no or very little pink.
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 5 out of 5
Invite the neighbourhood, Member OMalleyT

First time using a gas barbeque and the first time cooking ribs on any barbeque , I was a bit nervous given that I had invited two or three of the neighbours families over. Everyone aggreed they were some of the best ribs they have had. We made them extra sticky by adding some sauce close to the end of cooking. Great !

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