Honey Pecan Baby Back Ribs

Honey Pecan Baby Back Ribs

YIELD: Makes 6 servings


4 lbs. - baby back pork ribs, cut into 4 to 5 rib racks

2/3 cup - honey, divided

1 T - black pepper

1 T - paprika

1 T - salt

1/2 tsp. - garlic powder

Vegetable oil cooking spray

1 cup - toasted pecans, ground fine

2 T - all-purpose flour

1 bottle (18-oz.) - prepared barbecue sauce

Toasted pecans, for sprinkling on finished ribs


Preheat grill to 300° F or medium heat.

Lay each rack of ribs on a large piece of foil.

In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup honey, pepper, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Rub both sides of each rack with 1 T of the mixture, divided evenly.

Wrap foil around racks to form packets. Place foil packets seam-side up on grill rack and put down the cover and bake on the grill about 1 1/2 hours.

Remove ribs from the grill, spray grill racks with vegetable oil spray and fire up the grill up to medium-high.

Combine pecans and flour. Remove rib racks from foil and press pecan mixture onto meaty side of each rack.

Combine barbecue sauce and 1/3 cup honey. Drizzle pecan crust with honey barbecue sauce to cover.

Grill each rib rack over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, starting with the bare side and brushing on more sauce as desired. Turn and baste the ribs until they are caramelized.

Sprinkle with additional toasted chopped pecans and extra honey barbecue sauce and serve.