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Got a backyard BBQ coming up? These succulent Cajun Style BBQ Ribs are the perfect thing to make ahead for your upcoming party.  Seasoned with Cajun Spices, these ribs have a kick that you and your guests will love. The best part about this recipe is that everything can be prepped up to 2 days before and then all you have to do is throw these babies on the grill just before you’re ready to serve.

For this easy BBQ rib recipe we use a little BBQ secret known for making a deliciously flavorful  and tender rib. That secret is simply oven roasting the ribs beforehand. A common technique of boiling the ribs beforehand can remove lots of fat and flavor essential to rib perfection.

So, if you’re looking for an easy BBQ Rib recipe that will have you licking your fingers and wanting more, than try these tender succulent Cajun Style BBQ ribs.


4 lbs pork babyback ribs
4 Tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning
1/2 cup butter
1 onion, minced
3 cloves of garlic minced garlic
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup honey
2 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (your favorite)
1 tsp black pepper & salt, to taste


Preheat oven to 325°

Rinse ribs in water and remove thin membrane along the bony side if your butcher did not already do so.

Rub the ribs all over with cajun seasoning. Coat evenly, tightly wrap with foil (shiny side out) and place in a large roasting pan.

Place ribs in the oven. The ribs should be done once they are tender when pierced with a fork. After about 2 hours, remove the ribs from the oven.

Place ribs in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or up to 2 days before grilling.

Making The BBQ Sauce

Sautee onion in butter over medium heat in a saucepan. After 5 minutes add garlic and sautee another 2 minutes.  Once the onions are translucent,  add the BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, black pepper and salt to taste.  Simmer for 5 minutes, cool and then store until you are ready to grill.

 Grilling The Ribs:

Heat your grill to medium heat.

Place the ribs, bone side down, baste with BBQ sauce and grill for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes flip the ribs over to the other side. Baste ribs with more BBQ sauce and grill another 5 minutes. Flip one more time, repeating the basting process and grilling 5 final minutes.

When finished cooking, slice the rib racks into 1 or 2 rib portions and serve to guests with a side of BBQ sauce.