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Firecracker Ribs

TK's take on the classic smoked baby back ribs
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people


  • Webber Kettle


  • 2 racks Ribs
  • 1/4 cup 2 Gringo's Chupacabra Original Rub
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Spicey BBQ Sauce


  • Take ribs out of packaging, rinse and pat dry. Turn over and peel off the membrane from the rib bones.
  • Lightly dust the ribs with the dry rub. Don't overdo it with the rub on this one.
  • Set up the charcoal snake method in the kettle, and get the fire going with 6-7 of ready coals.
  • Place ribs on grate, opposite of the fired coals. Cook for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Place ribs on foil and add the butter, brown sugar, and hot sauce, then wrap and place back on kettle.
  • Cook ribs in foil wrap for another 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temp hits 200 degrees.
  • Unwrap ribs and liberally coat with bbq sauce. We like Sweet Baby Rays. Then cook another 15-20 minutes unwrapped.
  • Place on cutting board, cut in individual rib bones and enjoy!
Keyword babybacks, pork, ribs