Spicy Barbecue Ribs

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These spicy barbecue ribs are delicious and fall-off-the-bone tender! Double the flavor with an easy-to-make dry rub first, then coat in a seasoned barbecue sauce mixture so addictive you won’t be able to stop at one! This is a simply mouthwatering recipe!

Best Rib Cuts For Barbecue

Many people want to know how to know the best rib cuts for barbecue. Spareribs are commonly used for barbecuing because they do not require moist heat. This cut of meat comes from the pig’s breast or side and has less meat surrounding the bone.

Spareribs can also be baked or braised. Baby back ribs are a more tender, meatier option. These are from the loin area and can be baked, braised, or barbecued.

Country-style ribs are an even meatier option. These are made up of ribs or backbones from the loin area. Country ribs, on the other hand, are typically baked or braised rather than barbecued.

Is It Better To Barbecue Ribs or Bake Them?

When most people think of ribs, they think of BBQ. People converse while the ribs cook over coals, wood, or propane. However, there is a growing trend of baking ribs. Something that isn’t usually considered when preparing ribs, but what is the best method? It’s just difficult to say but you can always decide what you want for yourself.

Barbecue (BBQ) or Grilled Ribs

This is the more traditional method that necessitates greater skill and patience. Standing by the ribs to ensure that they cook evenly all the way through. Ribs can be grilled for a variety of reasons. Using various types of wood will give the barbecue ribs a natural flavoring.

Grilling rubs give it a different look while also adding a bit of a different flavor to it. Barbecue ribs grill lines form when the hotter-than-air metal on which the ribs rest burns the sauce. This also has the effect of caramelizing the sauce, giving it a different flavor, which baking may not have.

Oven-Baked Ribs

While BBQ gives ribs a distinct flavor, baking has additional advantages. Baking allows you to control how quickly and how much the ribs cook. Because ovens are temperature controlled, you are less likely to overcook or undercook your ribs. You can also place the ribs in the oven and leave them there for as long as the heat is even. Ovens also have the advantage of cooking faster than grills. Sometimes you can save a half-hour of cooking time, and other times you can save up to two hours. If properly wrapped in aluminum foil, drying out the ribs is impossible. Furthermore, because ovens are located inside and do not produce a lot of smoke unless they are dirty, you can enjoy delicious home-cooked ribs all year.

Preparing  Spicy Barbecue Ribs

If you want to eat the ribs solely with the dry rub, leave them overnight. However, you should not stay longer than overnight (10-12 hours). This dry rub recipe is heavily salted to achieve the moisture-locking effect, so if left on the meat for too long, it will dry it out, similar to curing.

It may take some time and patience to learn how to cook ribs on the grill, but the process couldn’t be simpler. Cook these spice-rubbed ribs over indirect heat for about an hour before finishing them over the flames, whether you use a charcoal grill or a gas grill.

Barbecue Ribs will be smoky, tender, and charred, and we’ve basted them in a sticky-sweet BBQ sauce glaze to give them a sticky-sweet flavor. To make things even easier, make your BBQ sauce or use a store-bought sauce. Then, for the ultimate summer cookout menu, pair them with your favorite BBQ sides, such as coleslaw, potato salad, or corn on the cob.

Ribs should be cooked slowly to achieve the best tenderness. To help tenderize the meat, ribs are frequently boiled or oven-steamed before grilling. To oven-steam ribs, place them in a large baking pan, fill with about 1 inch of water, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 50 minutes at 350°F.

The spicy barbecue ribs recipe below includes instructions for boiling the ribs before grilling them.

Spicy Barbecue Ribs

Spicy Barbecue Ribs

This spicy barbecue ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious! Double up on incredible flavor with an easy to make dry rub first, then coat them in a seasoned barbecue sauce mixture so addictive you won’t stop at one.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Barbecue
Cuisine American


  • 7 lbs baby back ribs
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 habanero pepper
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • salt to taste


  • Blend 10 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 bell pepper, 3 habanero pepper, 1/2 cup oil, 2 tomatoes and 1 cube
  • Rub two thirds of this mixture over the ribs on both sides, then transfer the ribs to a roasting pan. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours.
  • Set up the grill for indirect grilling.  Brush and oil the grill grate.
  • Arrange the ribs on the hot grate. Cover the grill and smoke cook the ribs for 1 hour. When the ribs have cooked for an hour, uncover the grill and brush the ribs with the remaining sauce. 
  • Re-cover the grill and continue cooking the ribs until tender and almost done, ¼ to ½ hour longer for baby back ribs, ½ to 1 hour longer for spareribs.
  • Serve hot.


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