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Apple Cider Grilled Baby Back Ribs

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5 to 12
Cooking Time
3 hrs. 30 min.
Difficulty Level
  • 2 slabs baby back ribs
  • For the Dry Rub:
  • ¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried celery
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • For the Liquid Seasoning:
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup apple butter or jelly
  • ¼ cup pure honey
  • ¼ cup firmly packed dark or light brown sugar
Preparation Instructions


Cut away the membrane from the ribs.


Stir together the ¼ cup brown sugar, garlic salt, chili powder, celery, red pepper, cinnamon, and a little salt and pepper. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the rub. Rub the remainder of the mixture onto the front and back of the ribs.


Preheat the grill, placing the coals to one side of the grate. Fill a disposable drip pan halfway with water and place on the opposite side, where there are no coals.


Place the ribs on the grill, with the meat facing up, and cook indirectly for 2 hours and 15 minutes.


Make 2 double layer squares of foil big enough to lay a slab of on, and wrap it up completely. Remove the ribs from the grill and place them meat side down on the foil.


In a small bowl, combine the apple cider, apple butter, honey, ¼ cup brown sugar, and the reserved rub. Pour this mixture over each slab of ribs, seal the ribs in the foil, and place back on the grill for an hour.


Remove the foil packages from the grill and unwrap them after letting them cool for a minute or two. Brush the remaining liquid in the foil packages over the ribs and place the ribs (without the foil) back on the grill for about 15 minutes.

Apple Cider Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Apple cider is often used when baking or frying pork, but this recipe combines that favorite apple and pork flavor for the grill.

★★★★   12 votes
Reviews (1)
byblake, August 11, 2012
In terms of grilled recipe... this is one of my best recipe that i made for my family... do enjoyed time while grilling this baby back ribs and so easy to make!
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