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Dry Rub BBQ Ribs

Points® value
Total Time
5 hr 5 min
1 hr 5 min
4 hr


Uncooked lean and fat pork backribs

26 oz, full rack

Canola oil

1½ tbsp(s)

Barbecue sauce

4 tbsp(s)

WW Dry Rib Rub

3½ tbsp(s)


  1. Lay a large piece of plastic wrap on your work surface. Place ribs on the plastic wrap and coat evenly with the oil. Rub both sides thoroughly with the spice rub; wrap the ribs tightly in plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. After 1 hour, preheat oven to 250F.
  3. Place two large pieces of tin foil on your work surface. Remove the ribs from the plastic wrap and cut the rack in half. Place each half on a piece of foil, bones facing up (meat side down).
  4. Fold the foil over the ribs to enclose them in a pouch, making sure to tuck and fold the all edges.
  5. Place both pouches on a large baking sheet and place in oven and cook for 4 hours.
  6. After 4 hours has elapsed, remove the ribs from the oven. Cut one of the corners of the foil open on each pouch to create a hole. Carefully (watching out for steam) drain the liquid out of the foil. Open the pouch and let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Heat outdoor grill to medium-high; baste each half rack with barbecue sauce. Place each half rack on the grill, meat side down, and char for 3 minutes.