Hot Southwestern-Style Baby Back Ribs
This method requires the ribs to be prepared with a rub, then grilled after the rub has permeated the meat. Be warned: This is very, very spicy!
Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 8 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 1 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1⁄2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 tsp. ground allspice
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 6 lbs. baby back ribs
- Mix together cayenne pepper, black pepper, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, thyme, and salt in a small bowl. Wearing rubber gloves, rub spice mixture into the meat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Prepare the grill to medium with plenty of room for indirect heat. Pour oil into a spray bottle.
- Grill the ribs over indirect heat for 20 minutes per side, spraying with vegetable oil as they cook.