Saturday, August 30, 2014

Memphis Style Dry Ribs

Here it is the end of August and I forgot to post a link to my Char-Broil Allstars post for the month which was a recipe for delicious Memphis style dry ribs.

Memphis ribs, dry rub, dry ribs, baby back ribs
BBQ sauces need not apply.

The ribs aren't dry, they are as succulent as can be.  "Dry" just means they are not slathered with a sweet, sticky sauce like most ribs you'll see this Labor Day Weekend.  They rely on a highly seasoned dry rub that loads them with flavor.  This is actually one of my favorite ways to do ribs.

dry rub
I didn't consciously line the rub ingredients along the pig's ribs, it just happen that way.
And for the majority of my readers who don't have a kamado grill, these were cooked on my Char-Broil Gourmet TRU-Infrared gas grill and the recipe is written for a gas grill.

ribs, baby back, smoking on gas grill

Of course, if you want to do them in a kamado grill, that works too, just use the rub recipe and your normal baby back cooking times.  

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!


  1. I'm heading out the door to the The Taste of LA and you've made ribs my first must try of the afternoon. Hopefully Bludso's will be represented as they do "dry" ribs as described here. GREG

  2. Chris, your grilled meats are out of this world. I have had a hunkering for a slab of ribs it would provide a divine late summer comfort.

    As always, thanks for sharing your great food with us.


  3. Thanks a lot Chris, now I want some! They look delicious! :)

  4. These look amazing Chris and I like that they're not covered in sticky sauce.

  5. These are amazing Chris, as is everything you make! I am dreaming of getting a Kamado one day for the wood smoking, and playing with all the recipes in your cookbook! Love the sauce and mop shot!!

  6. The rub looks great. I will have to try it out. I also will have to try out your mop. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Years ago my wife and I frequently talked about eating our way across Italy but now we talk about eat our way through Memphis. I'm suggesting a side trip to your house. My next ribs will be following this recipe step by step. Wonderful post.

  8. Some day I will get a gas grill. Not.