Greek ribs

Greek Baby Back Ribs


1 or 2 Racks of Baby Back Ribs or spare ribs

2 to 4 garlic cloves or more to taste

dried oregano to taste

Juice of 1 to 2 lemons

Lemon zest (Optional)

salt and pepper

Mince garlic and press with back of knife to turn into a paste. (or use a microplane). I prefer just chopping the garlic fine. Rub ribs with garlic, rub on oregano, salt and pepper and lemon zest if using. Squeeze juice of whole lemon over each rack of ribs a few hours before cooking.

Note: These can be marinated overnight, but do not add the lemon juice until a few hours before grilling or the lemon will change the texture of the meat.

For my taste you need the lemon zest.

I used 3 garlic cloves for 1 rack & would have liked more, but I am a garlic lover. I marinated for about 4 hrs.


Smoke or grill these your favorite method. I usually do them one hr. on smoke mode 180 deg. then go to 225 deg. until done, usually about 4 ½ hrs. for BB’s and 4 hours for spares.