Hickory BBQ Recipe: Elevate Your Grill Game

Get ready to indulge in smoky, savory heaven with our finger-lickin’ hickory BBQ recipe that’s perfect for lounging on a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Get ready to dive into hickory heaven! This recipe will guide you through crafting the juiciest, smokiest, finger-lickin’-good hickory barbecue masterpiece. Whether you’re grilling rookies or pitmasters, all the mouthwatering details are here. Time to fire up the grill and get flavorful!

Heavenly Hickory BBQ

heavenly hickory bbq

This heavenly hickory BBQ recipe will make you the hero of every backyard cookout. The sweet and smoky flavors will tantalize taste buds and have your friends and family begging for more. With the right mix of spices and some TLC, your BBQ game will reach new heights. Who knew you could make such magic with just a grill and some hickory wood?

  • Cooking Method: Grilling
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Cuisine: American BBQ


  • 2 lbs bone-in pork ribs
  • 1 cup hickory wood chips, soaked in water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 350°F).
  2. While the grill heats up, mix brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Rub this mixture evenly over the pork ribs.
  3. Drain hickory wood chips and place them in a smoker box or foil packet with holes poked in it.
  4. Place the smoker box or foil packet directly on the coals if using a charcoal grill, or on the grate over one burner if using gas.
  5. Reduce the grill heat to low-medium (around 250°F). Place ribs on the grill, bone side down, away from direct heat.
  6. Close the lid and smoke the ribs for 1 hour, or until the meat is tender and pulls away from the bone.
  7. Brush BBQ sauce over ribs during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
  8. Remove ribs from the grill and let them rest for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Use beef ribs or chicken thighs instead of pork ribs.
  • Garnishing Options: Serve with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley or some toasted sesame seeds for added flair.
  • Cooking Tips: Keep a spray bottle of water handy to manage any flare-ups from the grill. And remember, patience is key—low and slow wins the race!