Grilling Baby Back Ribs

Rendezvour Ribs

This is a unique way of grilling baby back ribs, or any pork rib for that matter.

There is a restaurant in Memphis, TN called Rendezvous Ribs. It is world renowned for their ribs, even though they don't do them the traditional way, they do them over charcoal with their own seasoning.

Elvis loved them. When he was in Vegas doing his shows he would have them flown out first class.

But, this works in your favor. The recipe for the rub and the method of cooking the ribs described in the video will result in ribs that taste truly authentic to the Rendezvous tradition.

Rendezvous Rub Recipe


  • 1/3 Cup Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chile Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Fuzzy's Kicker
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dried Greek Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of Kosher Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons of Whole Mustard Seed
  • 1 Teaspoon of Celery Seed

Helpful Hints

The recipe makes enough rub for 4 to 5 pounds of ribs. There is also a "mop" that goes with the recipe that is comprised of white vinegar, water and a couple teaspoons of the rub.

This is "mopped" onto the rib while they are cooking.

In terms of heat, indirect charcoal heat is what is used, and I would HIGHLY suggest finding a rib rack like the one I am using. They are inexpensive and give you so much more room to grill more ribs on a small area.

One last suggestion. Watch the video!

Rendezvous Ribs Video

Elvis Himself Called Me!

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