Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Other Time
8 Hours 40 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 servings

Our directions for these juicy baby back ribs are for a two-burner gas grill. If you have a three-burner grill, light both sides, and leave the center portion off.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 2

Rinse and pat ribs dry. If desired, remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with a knife and then pulling it off. (This will make ribs more tender.)

Step 3

Rub ribs with cut sides of limes, squeezing as you rub. Massage ginger mixture into meat, covering all sides. Wrap ribs tightly with plastic wrap, and place in zip-top plastic freezer bags or a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; seal or cover, and chill 8 hours. Let ribs stand at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling. Remove plastic wrap.

Step 4

Light 1 side of grill, heating to medium-high heat (350° to 400°); leave other side unlit. Place rib slabs over unlit side, stacking 1 on top of the other.

Step 5

Grill, covered with grill lid, 40 minutes. Reposition rib slabs, moving bottom slab to the top, and grill 40 minutes. Reposition 1 more time, moving bottom slab to the top; grill 40 minutes.

Step 6

Lower grill temperature to medium heat (300° to 350°); unstack rib slabs, and place side by side over unlit side of grill. Cook ribs 30 more minutes, basting with half of Sweet-Hot 'Cue Sauce. Remove ribs from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut ribs, slicing between bones. Serve ribs with remaining Sweet-Hot 'Cue Sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

Great Sweet & Spicy Ribs

kevin
April 02, 2015
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cjcmom's Review

cjcmom
June 19, 2011
This was my first time making ribs, and they turned out fantastic! My husband said they were the best ribs he's ever eaten. I had to improvise a little because I used 4 racks instead of 3 and I have a small grill. I simply increased the rub recipe. I also used a three burner grill and only lit one, then placed the ribs diagonal across the other two. I rotated the stack half way through, and increased the cooking time by 40 minutes. The taste of the ginger in this recipe was awesome and the sweet hot q sauce rocks, and would be good on other meats too.

Manning1's Review

Manning1
October 16, 2010
I made these for my family. They were out of this world good. My daugter had been bugging me for years to make ribs. I tried oven backed ribs, simmered ribs on the stove; all were not the way my dad made them when I was kid. Finally, I found a recipe that would compete with my dad's ribs. As a matter of fact, my dad and neighbors are coming over tommorow for a rib off. These ribs verses my daddy's ribs. I think mine will be the winner, if I had any doubt, I would never have made the challenge. BTW...I followed the recipe to a T. I used the extra sauce for BBQ chicken the next day. Perfection.

DarlaS's Review

DarlaS
August 05, 2009
These were the best!!! I made three racks and had zero leftovers. This will remain a family favorite.