Spice-Rubbed Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce

Recipe Date: October 15, 2018
Serving Size: 8
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

These delicious grilled, spice-rubbed pork ribs are from one of Portugal’s hottest chefs, Ljubomir Stanisic and courtesy of our friends at GFF Mag.

Paired with a glass of Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red, it’s a perfect match!


  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 1/2 points St. Louis-style pork ribs - rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 3/4 cup store-bought gluten-free barbecue sauce


In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, paprika, and garlic powder.
Rub the ribs all over with the spice mix to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Arrange the ribs in one layer, meaty side down, on two layers of foil. Lift the foil edges upward and pour the Coca-Cola on the foil, under the ribs.

Top with two layers of foil and roll, then crimp the edges upward tightly to seal. Place on a baking sheet and bake until the meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone, 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

Preheat the grill on high for 15 minutes. Remove the ribs from the foil and grill them, bone side down, for 10 minutes, basting generously with barbecue sauce halfway through. Cut the ribs and serve.