Best Ever Smoky Barbecue Ribs

Smoky, sticky, sweet BBQ ribs! The best I've ever had. All the food feels - YUM <3 | asimplepalate.com

I don’t know about you guys, but every Friday calls for a recipe like this. Smoky, tender, sticky, sweet BBQ ribs. Need I say more?

If I could sum up what I ate most of in my childhood it would be steak, ribs, roasts, and pasta dinners. We are huge meat (and pasta) lovers. Having a family that is all from Jersey and New York, food is kind of the language of love. And aside from my love for pasta & cannoli’s (don’t even get me started on cannoli’s 😳) I have a serious love for steak/ribs/BBQ. To share how real this love is I actually have on my travel bucket list to visit the best BBQ joint in the country – the Salt Lick in Texas. Guys, seriously it’s a dream and it will happen!!

Smoky, sticky, sweet BBQ ribs! The best I've ever had. All the food feels - YUM <3 | asimplepalate.com
Smoky, sticky, sweet BBQ ribs! The best I've ever had. All the food feels - YUM <3 | asimplepalate.com

But lemme tell ya about these ribs… They turned out sticky, sweet, with amazing crispy skin, and tender meat on the inside. They are kind of a dream come true.

I usually buy my BBQ sauces at Trader Joe’s  because they always have the best selection. I recently found this Bold & Smoky sauce and let me tell ya, it’s one of the best I’ve had and pairs perfectly with the smoky paprika rub I used for this recipe! Oh mah gawsh.

Guys, get your napkins ready and maybe some baked beans for the side. You will love love love these ribs! If you make them comment/rate below and let me know what you think. I would love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

Smoky, sticky, sweet BBQ ribs! The best I've ever had. All the food feels - YUM <3 | asimplepalate.com

Best Ever Smoky Barbecue Ribs

5 from 1 vote
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs baby back pork ribs
  • 1 cup your favorite BBQ sauce

Smoked Paprika Rub

  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. In a small bowl mix all of rub seasonings together. Lay 2 sheets of foil down on a sheet pan. Rinse your ribs with cold water and pat *completely* dry with paper towel (having your ribs be slightly wet will cause steaming which you do not want).

  2. Lay ribs on foil and use all of your rub on both sides -- make sure seasoning is spread evenly. Use another sheet of foil for over top and tightly seal shut to prevent ribs from steaming/to bake properly. Bake for 2 1/2 hours.

  3. Once time is up remove ribs from oven, take the top sheet of foil off. Turn oven broil on high and baste ribs with BBQ sauce, place back in oven for 2 minutes. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning. Repeat process until BBQ sauce is used up and ribs are crispy on the outside. Serve with your favorite barbecue sides and ENJOY! 

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