A few hours before beginning the slow cooking of the ribs, make the dry rub
by combining garlic powder, onion powder
, chili powder, paprika, dry mustard, and salt in a bowl and mixing well. Rub the seasoning mix into the meat and let sit for a few hours. The mixture will melt
into the meat.
About 30 minutes before beginning to barbecue, heat the grill
On the stovetop, combine orange juice, honey
, and cranberry sauce in a saucepan
, stirring to mix well. Simmer
over low heat until it beings to thicken, then add barbecue sauce. Let simmer for 1/2 hour. Place ribs on the grill and slowly cook, turning occasionally. When meat begins to become fork tender, begin brushing on the sauce. Continue to apply the sauce to the ribs during the barbeque
process. When ribs are able to pull apart, they are ready.