BBQ Ribs

We’re celebrating National Barbecue Day (5/16) by sharing this delicious barbecue rib recipe that will remind you of the best Kansas City ribs you’ve ever eaten. Making barbecue ribs on your propane grill is pretty easy, you just need to make sure to pre-plan and build in enough time for the ribs to marinate and cook.

BBQ Ribs

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 Propane Grill


  • 1 1/3 cup Brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 1/4 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 tsp Ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 7 lbs Ribs bone-in


  • 2 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 med Onion
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice fresh or bottled
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper


  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and seasonings, sprinkle over ribs. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
  • For sauce, in a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 5-6 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Wrap ribs in a large piece of heavy-duty foil; seal the edges of the foil. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat until ribs are tender, 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours.
  • Carefully remove ribs from the foil. Place ribs over direct medium heat; baste with some of the sauce. Grill, covered, until browned, 8-10 minutes, turning and basting occasionally with the remaining sauce.

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