Grandma Dave’s Latin Spiced, Marinated and Slow-Cooked Ribs

June 4, 2009.   6 Comments.   Categories Appetizers, Chef David Wells, Comfort Food, Contributing Chefs, Smoking / Grilling.  


Grandma Dave’s Latin Spiced, Marinaded and Slow-Cooked Ribs


  • Baby Backs or St. Louis Style Spare Ribs (Two full slabs)
  • Olive oil ¼ cup
  • Latin Spice blend¼ to ½ Jar WES Latin Blend
  • Honey2 Tablespoons
  • Garlic finely chopped -3 cloves
  • Kosher Salt1 Tablespoon
  • Grandma Dave’s BBQ Sauce½ to 1 bottle (don’t be shy!)


  1. Rinse and dry baby backs and set aside
  2. Mix Olive oil with Latin Blend, Honey, Garlic and salt
  3. Let ribs marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours
  4. Pre-heat your Big Green Egg Slow-cooker)


  1. After marinading… Fire up the grill and roll ribs around to develop color and flavor.  This will give the ribs that slightly grilled flavor.


  1. Place ribs in rib rack in center of Big Green Egg
  2. Cook in the Egg for 3-4 hours – or until meat recedes from the bone.  You may test one by cutting off a rib on the end until it the meat appears to be falling off the bone.
  3. Remove from Egg, cut ribs off of slab and slather in Grandma Dave’s Orange Chipotle BBQ sauce.  Place in baking dish that can handle the heat of the egg.  Return to egg until sauce begins carmelizing on the ribs… but not too long.  The sauce should always go on at the end so it doesn’t get too burned on the ribs.


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  1. Hi BJ, Yes, Dave is the same Dave on the Wholearth website… I am not Dave, but he is a good friend of mine and I asked him to submit a rib recipe using his spices… The post description and photos are from my preparation of his recipe. They were wonderful and I use his spices regularly due to the quality of the ingredients. I hope that clears it up for you! Thanks, Laura

  2. So Dave,
    Are you the same Dave on the website? Just want to be clear of any relationship there is when someone recommends a product.

  3. I believe in low and slow cooking for temperature… around 250 works well

  4. These look great but can you post the temperature you cooked at on the EGG ??

  5. Oh David! I think you’re just a little bit biased, my friend!! And you’re the one who did the great job creating the incredible food and recipes – I just shared them…. xoxo L

  6. These look super tasty….
    Great job! Miss-Photographer, graphic designer, editor, culinary engineer, marketer, and the list of talents goes on and on!
    Thanks again!

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