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BBQ Rib Rub Recipe

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  • 1 rack of baby back pork ribs
  • 4 tablespoons Harry & David Peppercorn Steak Spice Rub
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup light beer
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce (we used Harry & David Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce)


  • Place the ribs on a baking sheet. Rub both sides, liberally, with spice rub. Transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator and chill overnight, uncovered.
  • Remove the ribs from the refrigerator and transfer to a piece of foil 6 inches longer than the rack.
  • Pinch both sides up and fold over to form a packet. Pinch one end closed.
  • Whisk together the juice, beer and liquid smoke. Pour the mixture into the open end of the foil packet and pinch closed.
  • Transfer the ribs to the grill with low heat for 2 hours.
  • Remove the ribs from the foil and transfer directly to the grill grates. Discard the foil and steaming liquid.
  • Brush the ribs with barbecue sauce and grill for 5-6 minutes over high heat. Flip the ribs over and brush with the remaining sauce. Grill for 5-6 minutes longer.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting apart. Serve immediately.
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