Honey Pecan Baby Back Ribs Recipe
Give grilled baby back ribs a sweet, nutty kick with this tasty cookout recipe.
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Nutrition Highlights: Pecans contain heart-healthy fats along with antioxidants to help fight disease and lower cholesterol.

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  1. Lay each rack of ribs on a large piece of foil.

  2. In a small bowl, combine ⅓ cup honey, pepper, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Rub both sides of each rack with 1 tablespoon of mixture. Wrap foil around ribs and fold to seal.

  3. Place foil packets seam-side up on grill over medium heat (300 degrees). Cover and grill for 1½ hours.

  4. Remove ribs from grill. Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray, and fire up the grill to medium high. 

  5. In a small bowl, combine ground pecans and flour. Remove ribs from foil, and press pecan mixture into the meaty side of each rack.

  6. Combine barbecue sauce and remaining honey; drizzle over pecan crust to cover.

  7. Grill ribs over medium heat 2-3 minutes, starting with the bare side and brushing on sauce as desired. Turn and baste the ribs until they are caramelized.

  8. Remove ribs from grill. Before serving, sprinkle with additional pecans and remaining honey barbecue sauce.


  1. I love the idea of pecans on the ribs. I have never thought to do that. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.


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