Kansas City Style Pork Back Ribs

Printed by Jenn's Food Journey, adapted from The Neely's, Food Network

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon dry mustard
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 rack pork back ribs
For the Sauce -
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons water

Mix together the first 8 ingredients until well combined. Sprinkle and rub into both sides of the rib. Cover in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, add all of the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to low (stirring occasionally). Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes; stirring occasionally so nothing burns. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Remove ribs from the refrigerator about 30-45 minutes before you are ready to cook them. Preheat grill to 275-300 degree F and set up for indirect cooking. Remove the ribs from the plastic wrap and wrap in foil (I cut the rack in half to make it easier and I pour just a tiny bit of beer in the foil wrap too for added moisture). Place ribs over indirect heat and grill (turning occasionally) for 1 hour. Carefully remove ribs from foil and place over direct heat. Continue to grill 15-20 minutes over direct heat. Remove from grill and allow to rest before digging in. Enjoy!!