Wild Rooster Baby Back 
Pork Ribs

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  • 2-3 slabs baby back ribs (approximately 6-8 lbs) cut into halves

  • 1-3 ounces Wild Rooster Grill and Roast Rub

  • 6-10 ounces Wild Rooster Fiery Vinegar BBQ Sauce


Check for and remove the membrane from the inside of the ribs. Take a sharp pointed knife and slide between the rib bone and membrane. Pull the end of the membrane loose and then grip the membrane and pull it from the rib cage. If not removed, the membrane tends to be tough and chewy when cooked.

Sprinkle the Ribs with
Wild Rooster Grill and Roast Rub and rub the meat to ensure coverage. Place Ribs in a Rib Rack on grill as far from heat as possible. Place a pan of water beneath the rack to keep the Ribs moist throughout the cooking process. Slow cooking is the way to go for ribs, consistent and indirect heat will allow the ribs to fully cook while remaining juicy. 

Depending on how spicy you’d like the ribs, baste with
Wild Rooster Fiery Vinegar BBQ Sauce throughout the cooking cycle. The vinegar tends to evaporate and the spices cling to the ribs. The Fiery Vinegar BBQ Sauce will not burn since it doesn’t have a tomato base. Cover and grill for 2 – 3 hours at about 200 – 250 degrees. The ribs are done when the meat pulls away from the end of the bones.

Remove from heat and serve hot with your favorite
Wild Rooster BBQ Sauce and along with baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, cornbread and a cold iced tea.
Serves: 4-6.

Barbecue Secrets:

While the experts at Wild Rooster prefer charcoal grilling (with or without mesquite), the ribs can also be cooked with a two-burner gas grill or improvising by using the warming rack that is mounted higher in the grill.

A long rectangle grill works best placing the charcoals at one end and the ribs at the opposite end in a rib rack that stands the ribs upright. Place a pan of water underneath the ribs to prevent dryness. Additional charcoals may have to added during the cooking cycle.

Round charcoal grills can also suffice by placing the coals around the edge of the grill and placing a round pan of water in the center under the ribs in the rib rack. You will be limited to the amount of ribs you can cook with this method. 

If you are using a gas grill, heat with a left or right burner and place the ribs in the rib rack at the opposite end. When there is a desire for good baby back ribs, you can always find a way. 

Note: Rib racks and water pans can be purchased at grill shops and stores that carry grill accessories.

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