Southern BBQ Recipe for Finger-Licking Delight

Get ready to cook up some mouth-watering, finger-licking Southern BBQ that’s so good it’ll make you want to slap your grandma (but please don’t)!

Y’all ready for some finger-lickin’ Southern BBQ? Well, grab your apron and fire up that grill because this recipe’s gonna take you on a smoky, saucy, and downright delicious journey through the heart of BBQ country. From secret rubs to tangy sauces, I’ve got all the juicy details you need to make your taste buds dance. Time to get cookin’!

The Ultimate Southern BBQ Delight

the ultimate southern bbq delight

Cue the banjo and put on your sunhat! This recipe brings you the heart of southern BBQ right to your kitchen. Juicy, tender, and oozing with flavor, it’s got charm and a bit of a kick. Your taste buds are in for a hoedown they won’t forget!

  • Cuisine: Southern BBQ
  • Cooking Method: Grilling
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes


  • 1 rack baby back ribs (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce of your choice

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to 225°F (107°C). Keep it low and slow, just like your last conversation with Granny.
  2. Prepare the rub: Mix paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
  3. Remove the silver skin from the ribs. It’s like a Jedi, it’s strong, but we don’t need its influence here.
  4. Generously coat the ribs with the rub. Give ‘em a good massage. Pretend you’re the rib whisperer.
  5. Place ribs on the grill, bone side down. Let them bask in the smoky glory for 3 hours.
  6. After 3 hours, brush the ribs with BBQ sauce. Go Picasso on them and glaze evenly.
  7. Continue grilling for another hour, basting occasionally. Keep an eye out so your artistic masterpiece doesn’t burn!
  8. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Cutting them immediately is like interrupting a good siesta. Just wrong.
  9. Slice and serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side. Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve nailed it.


  • Try using a mix of apple and hickory wood chips for an extra smoky flavor.
  • Swap cayenne pepper with smoked paprika for a less fiery kick.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped chives or parsley for a touch of green beauty.
  • Serve with classic sides like coleslaw, cornbread, or some good ol’ Southern baked beans.