Kansas City Style Pork Back Ribs

Kansas City Style Pork Back Ribs

Courtesy of National Pork Board 6 Servings • 15 Min. Prep Time • 2 Hrs. Cook Time


3 slabs pork back ribs
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. paprika
3 Tbsp. seasoned salt
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. celery salt
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. ground sage
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 c. of your favorite barbecue sauce
1/2 c. honey


1. In pint-jar with tight-fitting lid, combine sugar, paprika, seasoned salt, chili powder, black pepper, celery salt, onion powder, garlic powder, ground sage and dry mustard. Place lid on jar and shake jar to combine thoroughly. Set spice rub aside. Makes about 1 1/2 c.

2. In small saucepan over low heat, stir together barbecue sauce and honey. Heat through, stirring occasionally, about 5 min. Set barbecue glaze aside, keep warm or at room temperature before using. (If storing for more than 2 hrs. cover and refrigerate. Reheat gently before using).

3. Pat ribs dry with paper towels and season generously with spice rub, using about 4-6 Tbsp. for each slab of ribs. Grill over indirect heat in a covered grill or smoker for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. Turn ribs once during cooking, about halfway through. Ribs are done when the meat is very tender (insert a paring knife between ribs to determine); they will pull apart fairly easily. About 20 min. before ribs are done, baste heavily with barbecue glaze. If you like your ribs extra sticky, baste again 10 min. before removing from the grill.

* Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more recipes visit: www.PorkBeInspired.com


Calories: 1145; Total Fat: 76g; Saturated Fat: 26g; Cholesterol: 294mg; Total Carbs: 54g; Protein: 63g; Sodium: 3102mg;