Texas-Style Barbecue Ribs

Texas-Style Barbecued Ribs


  • 2 (12 x 30 inch) sheets Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
  • 3 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 cup water*
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce

* Three or four ice cubes may be substituted for the water in each packet of ribs, if desired.


  1. Heat grill to medium (350 degrees to 375 degrees F) OR oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Center half of ribs in single layer on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil.
  3. Combine brown sugar and seasonings; rub over ribs, turning to coat evenly.
  4. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and one end to seal packet. Through open end, add 1/4 cup water. Double fold remaining end, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
  5. Repeat to make two packets.
  6. Grill for 45 to 60 minutes in covered grill. OR bake for 45 to 60 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven.
  7. Remove foil; place ribs on a broiler pan.
  8. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce.
  9. Continue grilling or broiling 4 to 5 inches from broiler, 10 to 15 minutes, brushing with sauce and turning every 5 minutes.

Yield: 5 servings

Disclaimer: For health reasons, we do not encourage cooking in aluminum foil. We suggest either parchment baking paper or, if grilling, natural cedar wraps.

Nutrition Information: (Per Serving) calories 562 grams fat 40 % calories from fat 66 milligrams cholesterol 155 milligrams sodium 746 grams carbohydrates 14 grams protein 34

Recipe and photo credit: Reynolds Kitchens