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Test Kitchen Approved

Easy Rubbed Ribs

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


4 to 6 servings

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This easy parboiling method gives you a tender and flavorful rack of ribs without an entire day of cooking. It works with any style of ribs, like baby back ribs, spareribs, or St. Louis cut ribs. You can also use your favorite BBQ rub and mix it up each time you make them.

Serving Suggestions

Serve slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will work with any of your favorite BBQ-inspired seasonings.


1 (3 to 4 lb.) rack pork ribs

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 to 4 Tbsp. seasoning of choice:

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Step 1: Parboil ribs

Remove membrane (the thin skin on the bone side of the rack) from ribs. Cut rack in half, place in a 5-quart stock pot and cover with water. Add Pickling Spice to pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and parboil ribs for 45 min.

Step 2: Broil ribs

Remove ribs from liquid and set on foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle each rack half with oil then rub generously with seasoning of choice. Finish under a broiler or on a medium-high heat grill for about 10 min., with the meat side of the racks facing the heat source.