• 1 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2–3lb racks of baby back ribs or St. Louis Style spare ribs, membrane removed
  • About 9 ounces bottled BBQ sauce. (Look for a sweet one that has the word honey or brown sugar in the name. Here is my favorite classic recipe, and my smoky and spicy recipe, if you want homemade.)