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Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Applewood Seasonings

These bbq baby back ribs are cooked on the grill and they have all those amazing flavors of apple smoked bbq ribs.     They are first grilled with an apple seasoned dry rub and then placed back on the grill in a cocoon with apple ale.

bbq baby back ribs

 
My son is one of these men that is all man.   It’s hard for me to say, man, he is still my little boy even if he is  6′ 3″.     He’s one of that kind of man that loves grilling and coming up with his own unique methods.  You know the kind, the ones that beat their chest around the grill.  The ones that pride themselves on their manly skills with fire.    Yep, he is one of those and I am so glad he is because what he and that grill produce is just amazing.    Just like these Apple Seasoned BBQ Baby Ribs, he puts loads of flavor in his recipes.
 
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These bbq baby back ribs are tender and have an applewood flavor that comes from his two-step process.  They are first are liberally coated with seasonings and grilled to sear in all that amazing flavor.   Then they are removed from the grill and placed into a cocoon of aluminum foil. An apple ale or apple juice is poured over them.   The foil cocoons are then sealed and placed back on the grill.
 
This process is the reverse of what some do when making ribs such as boiling them first.   His method retains all the flavor that boiling would remove.   He was gracious enough to share this recipe with us and now even though he doesn’t live near us, we can enjoy his special bbq baby backs ribs anytime.
 

What is in these Apple Seasoned Baby Back Ribs:

Ingredients:

 

How to make BBQ Baby Back Ribs:

  • Rub ribs with McComick™ Grill Mates Applewood Rub, be generous as some will simply fall off/burn off. Then flip ribs and coat bottom as well and lightly season with Emeril’s Essence.
  • Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees F. Place ribs on grill and sear ribs for about 15 minutes on each side until you see nice char marks on both.
  • Pull Ribs from fire and place on foil sheets, overlapped (be generous) to form a water-tight bowl. Pour 1 bottle of Redd’s™ Apple Ale (or the Apple Juice) over the ribs. It should puddle at the bottom. Place more foil over the top and roll ends tightly together sealing them to make a cocoon.
  • Place ribs back on grill and let steam at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and the foil cocoon.
  • Leave ribs in cocoon after opening top and mop a generous amount of your favorite BBQ sauce over the still-hot ribs.
  • Seal the foil cover over ribs again and allow the radiant heat to spread the sauce over ribs for a few minutes (mop more on, if needed).
  • Remove, slice and serve
 
 

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BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Slabs of Baby Back Ribs smoked and then wrapped and cooking in a bath of applewood seasonings
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Seasoned Ribs, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Ribs
Servings: 8
Calories: 635kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rub ribs with the Applewood rub, be generous as some will simply fall off/burn off. Then flip ribs and coat bottom as well and lightly season with Emeril's Essence seasoning.
  • Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees F. Place ribs on grill and sear ribs for about 15 minutes on each side until you see nice char marks on both.
  • Pull Ribs from fire and place on foil sheets, overlapped (be generous) to form a water-tight bowl. Pour 1 bottle of Redd’s Apple Ale (or the Apple Juice) over the ribs. It should puddle at the bottom. Place more foil over the top and roll ends tightly together sealing them to make a cocoon.
  • Place ribs back on grill and let steam at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and the foil cocoon.
  • Leave ribs in cocoon after opening top and mop a generous amount of your favorite BBQ sauce over the still-hot ribs.
  • Seal the foil cover over ribs again and allow the radiant heat to spread the sauce over ribs for a few minutes (mop more on, if needed).
  • After ribs are sufficiently covered in bbq sauce, cut ’em up, and serve

Nutrition

Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 700mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2mg

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Linda Nortje

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Now you have made me hungry ! Looks amazing, Evelyn !

Angela LeMoine

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

OH YUM!!!! These looks wonderful! Pinning!

fromcalculustocupcakes

Monday 16th of June 2014

These look wonderful! I love ribs. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday.

Michelle Meche

Sunday 15th of June 2014

Cut 'em up and shove 'em in...well I am very good at following directions!I got my husband a new grill for Father's Day. Have a feeling we will be making these ribs.Thanks, Evelyn and Clay!

Lori Hart

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Wow does this look amazing! I found your delicious recipe over at the Treasure Box Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1l4cu0j. Have a wonderful day!!