Take Advantage of the Last Bit of Summer with These BBQ Ribs

Take Advantage of the Last Bit of Summer with These BBQ Ribs

When the days begin to get shorter, you know that the last bit of summer is here. Instead of moping around wishing that summer would last forever, you should celebrate these beautiful days by barbequing. There is no better way to enjoy a cool summer night than with a freshly grilled rack of ribs.

If you’re like us, then you love adding new BBQ rib recipes into your family cookbook. Unfortunately, a unique and tasty recipe is hard to come by these days. If you want to add something fresh into your recipe stash, be sure to try this one out.

“Top-Secret” BBQ Ribs

This “top-secret” mix is one of the most delicious BBQ rib recipes that you’ll ever taste. We promise that this recipe will be sure to be the center of attention at your next family or neighborhood cookout. Although you may have some small accidents along the way, these ribs are far from a grilling mistake.

Prep Time: Approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes         Cook Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Total Kitchen Time: 3 hours and 45 minutes       Serves: 4 to 6 portions


If you want to make your “top-secret” ribs the main attraction at dinner time, you should use fresh ingredients. Fresh herbs can add a blast of unmatchable flavor to your meal. Not to mention, it’s always a good idea to stop by your local butcher for the most flavorful racks of ribs.

Dry Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper (to taste)

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chicken broth (use a low sodium broth if you want to cut down on salt)
  • 1 cup of barbeque sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 racks of baby back ribs (of course)


Once you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, the fun begins! Don’t be afraid to get your hands messy!

Step 1

The night before, mix all of the dry ingredients into a bowl. Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, spread them onto your ribs. Let the racks sit in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours.

Step 2

Heat up your oven to 250 degrees F. While the oven heats up, add your ribs, vinegar and chicken broth into a roasting pot or pan. Seal the top with tin foil and place the pan/pot into the oven for 2 hours.

Once the 2 hours have passed, remove the ribs from the pan/pot and let them sit on a cutting board. Before cleaning out your pan/pot, pour the leftover liquid into a saucepan over high heat and reduce it. Add barbeque sauce to flavor.

Step 3

It’s grilling time! Pre-heat your barbeque to a medium-high temperature. Let the ribs cook for about 5 minutes on each side. This will ensure that they are crispy and delicious! Once the ribs are ready, let them sit for a few minutes before digging in; this will guarantee that the ribs are tender and moist. Lather the ribs in your homemade sauce and serve.