Southern Belle's
Back Ribs

Sweet, smoky, and perfect for a summertime BBQ.

  • Prep Time: 24 hrs
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Serves: 6


  • 2 cups

    Dark Brown Sugar
  • 5 tbsp

  • 2 tbsp

    Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp

  • 2 tbsp

    Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp

    Onion Powder
  • 3 tbsp

    Chili Powder
  • 3-4 kg

    Back Ribs
  • 4 cups

    BBQ Sauce


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder.

  2. Rub the ribs generously with the rub, stack them in a sealed container and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. Remove ribs from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes.

  5. Lay ribs on a large baking pan so they don’t overlap and brush BBQ sauce generously over the ribs.

  6. Cover with tin foil and bake for 1 hour.

  7. Remove ribs from the oven, uncover the foil, brush more sauce on the ribs, recover and bake again for another hour. Repeat a second time.

  8. After 3 hours of baking, apply more sauce and cook for 30 minutes uncovered.

  9. Once the ribs are tender, remove from the oven and increase temperature to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternately, preheat BBQ to high heat.

  10. Brush ribs with more sauce and either roast or grill until the ribs begin to char nicely.

  11. Brush more sauce on the ribs, cut and serve hot.

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