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Jan 8, 2010

Foil-Wrapped Baby Back Ribs Recipe from Weber's Time to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

10 Reviews

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Serves: 4 // Prep time: 15 minutes | Grilling time: about 1¼ hours | Special equipment: 1 handful hickory wood chips, 18-inch-wide heavy-duty aluminum foil

Grocery List

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 2 racks baby back ribs, each about 2 lb

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • .5 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp paprika

Condiments

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Special Equipment

  • 18"-wide heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • 1 handful hickory wood chips

Ingredients

Rub

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 racks baby back ribs, each about 2 pounds

  • 1 cup prepared barbecue sauce

Instructions

  1. Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  3. In a small bowl mix the rub ingredients.

  4. Remove the membrane from the back of each rack of ribs. Cut each rack crosswise in the middle to create two smaller racks.

  5. Season each half rack evenly with the rub. Using eight 18-by-24-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil, double wrap each half rack in its own packet.

  6. Brush the cooking grates clean. Place the ribs on the grill over direct medium heat and cook for 1 hour, with the lid closed, occasionally turning the packets over for even cooking, making sure not to pierce the foil.

  7. Remove the packets from the grill and let rest for about 10 minutes. Carefully open the foil packets, remove the ribs, and discard the rendered fat and foil.

  8. Drain and add the wood chips to the charcoal or to the smoker box of a gas grill, following manufacturer’s instructions, and close the lid. When the wood begins to smoke, return the ribs to the grill, bone side down. Grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until they are sizzling and lightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes, turning and basting once or twice with the sauce. Remove from the grill and let rest for about 5 minutes. Cut into individual ribs and serve warm with any remaining sauce.

10 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

May 10, 2013

Rich C

Best Ribs Ever!

Made these baby back ribs for company and received rave reviews! So easy - just follow the video. Can't go wrong. And I didn't even use the wood chips for extra flavoring.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

May 13, 2013

Patty G

Easy to do and very delicious baby back ribs

This was a great recipe doing them in the foil made a big difference andI cut out an hour of the time.
They were still very tender and very tasty.
I highly recommend this recipe try it and you will love it.
Loved the video of it. it made it so easy to make and it turned out perfect.
Thanks Weber for another great recipe.


Easy to do if you're having company over.

Type of Griller

Beginner

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 9, 2013

Gary S

Good option for ribs

Tried it last night on 14 guests with 15 pounds of ribs. Worked surprisingly well. I checked them after an hour and wasn't sure if they were cooked so left them in the foil for 15 more minutes. I should have removed them after an hour, as the directions said. They were still moist and tender, but definitely didn't need the extra 15 minutes in the foil. A fool proof way to cook ribs. Lots of compliments from the guests.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 16, 2013

Tom W

Steamed Ribs

What a waste of meat. These can just be done in the oven and put on the grill for the last 10 or 15 minutes. Don't waste your time.

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 20, 2013

Gordon R

Excellent Results

I've been grilling ribs for about 30 years.

The video is excellent. I never cooked them in foil before.

In the past, they have come out with great results, or good. This batch was without a doubt, the best!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Sep 14, 2013

Jordan L

Very Easy & Very Tasty!

A very easy recipe and very tasty! Made this for my family and they all loved it. Nice and tender and the smoker added a nice touch. Will definitely be making this again!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 5, 2014

Dirk H

Foiled ribs.

I've been smokin ribs for years( BGE / WSM / WK). This recipe has changed the way I will do ribs even if I have 6 hours to spare. Just did this recipe for some friends who are avid smokers. They were amazed at the taste and tenderness and asked when I was opening a BBQ joint. You Gotta give em a try! Jamie is right.....They are a revelation.

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

May 3, 2014

Bob M

A Great Baby Back Recipe!

I've been grilling baby backs for many years with many different approaches -- direct, indirect, high and fast, low and slow, smoke and no smoke, boiled and par-boiled -- using my Big Green Egg, my Weber Spirit Gas Grill, and my Weber Charcoal Kettle. I must say this recipe ranks right up there with the best and is VERY easy.

Caveat -- I used a Charcoal Kettle rather than a gas grill. I suppose if you need baby backs on a weeknight, the gas grill would do, but if you have an extra 10 minutes to get the coals hot, charcoal is the way to go! I can't imagine the "smoker box" on a gas grill can compare with throwing soaked chips directly onto the coals as I did. And I don't put much credence in another review that suggests you just heat up the ribs in an oven an finish them on the grill -- been there, done that -- and it's not the same.

Be sure that the BBQ sauce is COLD when you put it on the ribs as it assists in absorbing the smoke flavor!

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

May 18, 2014

John R

Reluctantly surprised.

I am a big time slow cooking smoker rib guy but I decided to try this recipe. I am shocked at how moist and delicious these ribs were. This will be my new method regardless of how much time I have to get the ribs done. FANTASTIC

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Jun 4, 2014

Lynette M

Quick Ribs

This recipe is great if you need to grill succulent ribs the same day as purchased! I did put the rub on the ribs, wrapped them in plastic and refrigerated them for 2 hours before getting them out to put on the grill. That's when I found this recipe! My family loved them! Followed directions to the tee after getting them out from refrigerator!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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