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New Mexican Back Ribs

New Mexican Back Ribs

These ribs give new meaning to "hot off the grill." The dry rub of seasonings give these ribs a savory and slightly incendiary mix of flavor.


  • 3-4 pounds pork back ribs
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne, (ground red pepper)


  1. In small bowl, stir together all seasoning ingredients. Rub ribs on all surfaces with seasoning rub.
  2. Place ribs on a medium-hot grill over indirect heat; close grill hood and grill until ribs are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (Add more charcoal briquettes to fire, if necessary, to maintain grill temperature of about 325-350 degrees F.)

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hr, 5 min | Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information: Calories: 713 calories Protein: 46 grams Fat: 56 grams Sodium: 1429 milligrams Cholesterol: 214 milligrams Saturated Fat: 20 grams Carbohydrates: 7 grams Fiber: 3 grams

Recipe and photo credit: National Pork Board -

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