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#1 BBQ Ribs Sauce & Rub for Grilling & Smoking

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

The Best BBQ Sauce, Marinade & Rub for Ribs made in North Carolina!

The Best Simple BBQ Ribs Recipe in the USA. Made in Charlotte, NC!

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

If your goal is the make delicious BBQ Ribs, and get the same taste and flavor as your favorite barbecue rib shack, restaurant or food truck, this is the recipe for you. To add a cherry on top, all you need is 2 to 3 simple ingredients. Get ready to lick your fingers!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Marinade time: 4 - 24 hours

Cook time: 2 hours 30 minutes (+7 minutes resting)

Total time: At least 6 hours 40 minutes

Servings: 6


1-2 racks of full pork spare ribs

3/4 cup of Hunter's "Country Boy" sauce

6 tbsp of Hunter's "Smoked Rub" dry rub (per rack or ribs)

2 tbsp of salt (optional)

Hunter's BBQ Ribs Recipe

  1. Place your spare ribs in a zip lock bag and pour 1/4 cup (per rack) of Hunter's "Country Boy" sauce covering both sides of the ribs. Seal the bag tightly and place in the refrigerator to marinade from 4 to 24 hours.

  2. When you are ready to cook the ribs remove the meat from the marinade and shake off any excess. Discard the marinade. (Do not rinse off the meat)!

  3. Pour your charcoal evenly onto the grill (Preferably Royal Oak), squeeze the lighter fluid evenly over the charcoal and let soak for 2 minutes.

  4. Light the grill and wait 20 or more minutes until the coals turn white

  5. Once the charcoal turns white, place any wood chips of your choice over the coals and close the grill for 10 minutes. (Make sure your grill vents are completely open).

  6. Before you place your ribs on the grill. Make sure you do not see any visible fire flaming. If you do, close your grill for another 3 minutes.

  7. Place your ribs onto the grill around 275 to 325 degrees and close the grill.

  8. Check the grill continuously making sure the fire isn't burning the meat.

  9. Flip the ribs on both sides while cooking throughout this process ensuring your ribs are being cooked evenly

  10. When your delicious ribs are about 70 percent completed, season evenly both sides using Hunter's "Smoked Rub".

  11. When your ribs are 90 percent completed, glaze both sides using Hunters "Country Boy" sauce.

  12. Once the BBQ Ribs are fully cooked, let it rest for 7 minutes at room temperature.

  13. Cut the ribs and please do not hurt yourself when eating!

Hunter's "Country Boy" Full Flavor Description

Savory flavors of rich sugarcane molasses and brown sugar, sweet light blends of tangy citrus flavors, with a slightly sharp cider vinegar bite as a delightful finish. This savory creation gives notes of light wood smoke with a hint of sweet aromatic spice.

Hunter's "Smoked Rub" Full Flavor Description

Savory mingling of molasses and brown sugar, paired with the smoky flavor of sweet hickory, adding a light cayenne finish for a subtle spicy surprise. This aroma gives notes of brown sugar, and hickory wood smoke with a hint of aromatic spice.

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