Best BBQ Ribs
Spiced, smoked and slathered in sauce: These rib recipes represent the best of barbecue, as well as some international twists.
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Neelys' Wet BBQ Ribs
The Neelys' secret seasoning mix is the final touch in their fall-off-the-bone tender ribs recipe.
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Easy BBQ Short Ribs
Sunny makes short ribs a cinch: Simply pour her homemade BBQ sauce over the ribs, cover wth aluminum foil and roast until deliciously tender.
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Smoked Ribs with Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce
Going to Carolina in your mind? Consider this recipe your ticket. Bobby layers on the flavor with a dry rub packed with ancho chile powder, a tangy vinegar-based "mop" for basting, and a BBQ sauce sweetened with brown sugar, molasses and honey.
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Memphis Dry Rub Ribs
Don't slather sauce on your ribs before smoking if you aim to cook them in true Tennessee fashion. Here we apply a complex rub –– coriander, mustard powder, paprika, cayenne and more –– marinate them overnight and then cook them until the ribs develop a rich, dark crust.
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This rib recipe doesn't require any special seasonings before cooking; the smoker and rich, red-colored bbq sauce add more than enough flavor.
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Memphis-Style Dry Rub Ribs
Made with cayenne pepper, ground cumin, paprika and dried oregano, this rub gets the spicy-to-smoky ratio just right.
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Golden Gate Chili Ribs
Hoisin and honey give Ching's Asian-inspired ribs a sweet base, while Chinese five spice and Fresno chiles add a spicy kick to each bite.
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Michael Chiarello's Babyback Ribs With Espresso Barbecue Sauce
Michael Chiarello's one-of-a-kind barbecue sauce separates itself from the crowd with soy sauce, ketchup and 2 cups of espresso.
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The Ultimate Barbecued Ribs
Tyler's sticky rib sauce gets a smoky infusion from the most irresistible lardon: rendered bacon fat.
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Tiffani Thiessen's Texas BBQ Ribs
Tiffani learned a thing or two about barbecue from her Texan husband. She marinates baby backs over night with a sweet and spicy rub and then slathers on her favorite homemade sauce.
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Spicy Soy Ribs With Sweet and Sour Slaw
Ching's succulent pork spare ribs get a healthy dose of heat from red-hot chili sauce.
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Barbecue Championship Ribs
The ribs that are prepared for the big cook-offs around the country are quite different than what you would normally cook at home or eat in a restaurant. Over years of cooking, the barbecue pros have learned that making your ribs a little bit too tender and a little bit too sweet can get you a good score when they are judged.
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Cumin Scented Oven-Baked Ribs
No smoker is necessary for these easy, oven-baked ribs.
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Jan Birnbaum's New Orleans-Style Babyback Beer Ribs
A potent spice rub containing chili powder, paprika, cumin, lime zest and nutmeg-like achiote give New Orleans-style ribs tremendous flavor.
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Backyard Barbecue Ribs With Spicy Cola Barbecue Sauce
St. Louis-style ribs, aka Kansas City ribs, work best in this recipe; they're a leaner cut of the sparerib that lays flat for ideal grilling. Slathered with a sweet and spicy sauce, they're simply irresistible.
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Slow Cooker Asian BBQ Ribs
Slather baby back ribs with a spicy-sweet ginger chili sauce for a fun Asian-fusion twist. Slow cook them until the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender, then throw the ribs under the broiler or on the grill for a crisp, caramelized finish.
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Banging Baby's-Got-Back Ribs
Aarón Sánchez's strategy with ribs is simple: Load on the flavor. First, these baby backs get a spice massage. Then, while the pork is cooking, he whips up a sweet and tangy sauce to brush on the ribs just before they're done.
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'Barbecued' Baby Back Ribs
Chuck balances out his ribs with spicy chipotle peppers and sweet maple syrup. Serve them with a side of his anchovy- and egg-infused potato salad for a satisfying summer meal.
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Alton's Baby-Back Ribs
Cooking baby back ribs is akin to a fine art. Alton seasons his with a flavorful dry rub containing chili powder, cayenne pepper, rubbed thyme, and jalapeño and Old Bay seasonings. He then bakes them in foil packets filled with a braising liquid, ensuring that they remain moist and flavorful.
Get the Recipe: Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?
Roger Mooking has a flair for the exotic, and his miso-marinated ribs — made with miso paste and orange zest and topped with toasted soy nuts — are no exception.
Smoked St. Louis-Style Ribs
Sweet and slightly acidic, these ribs may get their flavor from a tomato-based sauce, but look out for hints of spicy mustard and hot sauce.
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Baby Back Ribs
Not your average rack, these finger-licking ribs get lathered in a homemade bourbon barbecue sauce.
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Dad's Spare Ribs
Honey, cider vinegar and dark soy sauce give these ribs a finger-licking dose of sweet and sour.
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Take your taste buds on a trip to the islands with these Caribbean-inspired ribs, but don't let the heat take you by surprise. Scotch bonnet peppers are a key ingredient in any jerk spice recipe, and they're up to 140 times hotter than jalapenos.
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Balsamic Baby Back Ribs with Truffled Twice-Baked Potatoes
With a brown sugar, smoked paprika and maple flake rub plus irresistible homemade balsamic barbecue sauce Nadia G.'s baby back ribs are bad to the bone.
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