Memphis Dry Ribs

By March 28, 2018 June 6th, 2018 Pork, Pork Entrees, Recipes
Memphis Dry Ribs

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 4 – 24 hours
Cook Time: 2 hours


4 lb pork loin back ribs or meaty spareribs
1 T brown sugar
1 T paprika
1 T onion powder
3/4 t celery salt
3/4 t ground cumin
1/2 t black pepper
3 c wood chips (use hickory or oak chips for the best flavor)


  1. Cut ribs into 4 portions.
  2. Place ribs in shallow dish.
  3. In small bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, celery salt, cumin and black pepper; rub evenly over meaty side of ribs.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
  5. At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain before using.
  6. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  7. Add 1/2-inch hot water to drip pan. Sprinkle half of the drained wood chips over the coals.
  8. Place ribs, bone side down, on grill rack over drip pan.
  9. Cover and grill for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until ribs are tender.

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.

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