Big John's BBQ Ribs and Dry Spice Rub

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"This is an awesome barbequed rib recipe. You can double or triple the amounts to serve a large group."


7 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 509 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 35.5 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 4825 mg
  • 193%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl or jar, mix together chile powder, dried minced garlic, onion powder, cumin, salt and seasoning salt.
  2. Place rib roast on a medium baking sheet. Rub vigorously with 1/2 the chile powder mixture. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours.
  3. In a medium saucepan, mix together 1/2 the chile powder mixture, tomato sauce, brown sugar, tomato, Worcestershire sauce, dried onion flakes, soy sauce and water. Cook 3 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally, over low heat.
  4. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect heat. Lightly oil grate.
  5. Cook ribs covered on the prepared grill 3 to 5 hours, or to desired doneness. Brush with the sauce mixture from the medium saucepan during the last minutes of cooking. Serve with remaining sauce mixture.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This recipe SUCKED! I made it for the people at my work and when I had finished cooking, they were so nasty that I had to stop by Ralph's the next morning to buy some of their already made ribs...

I have never had ribs better than these. Not even in a restaurant! They were tender, juicy and very flavorful. Believe me, they are well worth the time to make them. My family inhaled them!

This was awesome. I only used the rub in this recipe, and I added a little brown sugar to the mix. I used a store bought sauce with it and it turned out great. A really good mix of spicy and ...