Simply mix all of the ingredients together and use as a dry rub on the ribs. If there is any left, save it for next time!
James says, “Purists will say that you need wood or charcoal to ‘properly’ grill ribs. But it’s really not difficult to get excellent ribs from a gas grill. Just set the heat as low as it will go (300° is optimal) with indirect heat. Coat both sides of the ribs with spice rub and let them grill for about 3 hours. To test for doneness, lift one end of the rib rack. If the rack bends (and most of the ribs stay on the grill), then they’re done. Remove the ribs from the grill and wrap them in aluminum foil. Let them rest for 15-20 minutes. Then cut individual portions using a serrated knife.”
We also found searing the ribs on a medium-hot charcoal grill, about 20 minutes per side, then finishing them in a 300° oven for 2 hours gave great flavor as well.
Rib Secret: Put some apple juice in a small spray bottle. Spritz the ribs liberally with juice once per hour while they are grilling. This gives the ribs a nice sweet glaze and an extra layer of flavor.
Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours plus resting time
Servings 5; Serving Size 4 ribs, 6 oz. (167g); Calories 470; Calories from fat 340; Total fat 38g; Cholesterol 130mg; Sodium 460mg; Carbohydrate 5g; Dietary Fiber 0g.