This recipe uses pork ribs. Beef ribs are good, but they are usually larger so they just require a bit longer in the oven.
You will need:
Ribs (whole rack(s) of pork ribs)
Dry Rub (make your own or store bought, I use a nice applewood rub I get at our local butcher shop)
BBQ Sauce (again, make your own or store bought)
A good sized baking pan (preferrably with a wire rack in the bottom)
A grill (gas or charcoal)
Start with a good fresh rack of ribs. Get them from the butcher shop if possible. prepare the ribs for the dry rub, you can rinse them if you like and pat them dry. Place the ribs in a large baking pan, preferably with a wire rack in the bottom to keep the ribs out of the liquid. Place them meat side up, cover the ribs in the dry rub, rub it in with your fingers. Then sprinkle the ribs with the brown sugar, I use quite a bit here. Put about 2-3 cups of water in the pan to keep the ribs from drying out.
Heat the oven to 250 degrees
Cover the ribspan with aluminum foil (try to make sure they are sealed up as good as you can)
Bake for 2 hours for one rack of ribs, 3 hours for 2
Let the ribs cool for about 10 minutes, then grill them to a nice color on the grill. You can smoke them for a while at this point too if you prefer.
Once they are grilled nicely, I like to cut them apart and place them in a deep pan and cover them with sauce. I let them sit in the sauce while I cook the rest of the meal. You can cover the pan and place in the warm oven too.
I add brown sugar to the BBQ sauce too, it gives it a nice sweet Kansas City flavor.