Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a Charcoal Grill
Why This Recipe Works
For a faster charcoal-grilled barbecued spareribs recipe, we opted for a grill-to-oven approach. We rubbed the spareribs with a sugar and spice mixture, then used a modified two-level fire and a chimney starter to extend the life of the flame without opening the grill. Putting a pan of water underneath the cooking grate on the cooler side of the grill helped keep the temperature stable and our Memphis-style spareribs moister. Transferring the barbecued ribs to a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet in a moderate oven and cooking them until they reached 195 degrees gave us tender and thick-crusted Memphis-style barbecued spareribs.