Best BBQ Ribs

If you want to know how to make ribs on the grill, then this recipe will show you how! These pork ribs are covered in a mouthwatering dry rub, then baked low and slow and finished on the grill for the best, fall-off-the-bone ribs!

close up of a pile of BBQ ribs


 

This is the Best BBQ Ribs Recipe you’ll ever find! This pork ribs recipe falls right off the bone and is smothered in an award winning BBQ sauce!

Nothing says summer BBQ like a rack of ribs. I’m pretty convinced there is no “perfect rib”, so many variables between pork or beef, smoking versus grilling, dry rub, wet rub, tomato base versus vinegar base. Really it is a matter of personal preference.

This is the Best BBQ Ribs Recipe you'll ever find! This pork ribs recipe falls right off the bone and is smothered in an award winning BBQ sauce! #howtomakeribsonthegrill #BBQribs www.savoryexperiments.com

Although BBQ sauce and styles are generally broken into three categories: Texas, St. Louis and Carolina, there are many variations within the subcategories; way too many to name.

So maybe there isn’t really one best we can all agree on, right?

This is the Best BBQ Ribs Recipe you'll ever find! This pork ribs recipe falls right off the bone and is smothered in an award winning BBQ sauce! #howtomakeribsonthegrill #BBQribs www.savoryexperiments.com

Well, these are my best BBQ ribs. I don’t claim to be a pitmaster or BBQ snob, just a lady who likes ribs and BBQ sauce.

1. I’ve never had anyone not tell me they are “the best”.

2. My homemade BBQ sauce has won many awards. It is flipping delicious!

3. I dream about them, they are so good.

This is the Best BBQ Ribs Recipe you'll ever find! This pork ribs recipe falls right off the bone and is smothered in an award winning BBQ sauce! #howtomakeribsonthegrill #BBQribs www.savoryexperiments.com

I start by using a dry rub and low-temperature baking for 3 hours. Meanwhile, my homemade tomato BBQ sauce simmers.

Finally, I have hubby finish them off on the grill, basting with sauce. Just perfect… the way I like it! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. While I love grilled, you can also make some spectacular ribs in the slow cooker.

This is the Best BBQ Ribs Recipe you'll ever find! This pork ribs recipe falls right off the bone and is smothered in an award winning BBQ sauce! #howtomakeribsonthegrill #BBQribs www.savoryexperiments.com

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Best BBQ Rib Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Create fall-off-the-bone tender ribs in an award winning BBQ Sauce!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by cutting ribs into 3-4 ribs portions using a sharp meat cleaver. Be careful!
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place ribs in a large aluminum pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients, chili powder through celery salt, mix well.
  • Wash your hands well. Using your hands, massage dry rub into the meaty side of each rib segment. Ribs do not have to be in a single layer, but should be positioned so that there is a small amount of space for air to circulate between each segment.
  • Place ribs on the center rack. Fill a high rimmed baking dish (I used a 9×13 rectangular baking pan) with water. Place on the lowest level of the oven. The water will create steam in the oven, preventing ribs from drying out. If you place the liquid directly into the aluminum pan it will take off the dry rub. If you do want to put liquid straight into the pan, substitute water with apple juice to add flavor.
  • Allow to bake for 3 hours. Meanwhile make BBQ sauce.
  • Remove ribs and heat the grill to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray or baste with vegetable oil.
  • Place ribs on the grill, meaty side down initially. Allow to cook for 5-7 minutes. Rotate so the meaty side is up and baste homemade BBQ sauce onto each segment. Continue to cook for 15 minutes, basting with light layers every 2-3 minutes.
  • Right before removing, give each segment a good, hearty basting. Remove and serve hot. Enjoy your Best BBQ Ribs!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 1096 kcal, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 54 g, Fat: 81 g, Saturated Fat: 25 g, Cholesterol: 272 mg, Sodium: 3096 mg, Potassium: 1102 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 27 g, Vitamin A: 3560 IU, Calcium: 113 mg, Iron: 5.4 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 1096
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq ribs, ribs on the grill
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    The best American food is barbecue. It has many regional flavours, including the Memphis-style sticky barbecue ribs, the Central Texas-style smoked brisket and Memphis-style sticky ribs, as well as the Kansas City-style burned ends. There’s more to this iconic cuisine than meets your eye.

  2. Wow! These ribs look amazing! We’re still going strong with any opportunity to BBQ. Keeping this recipe for next week! Great spice combination!

  3. OMG your BBQ Ribs recipe is awesome! I love robs and wish I could eat them more . However I can only have them here & there because beef and pork no longer agree with my stomach. So the next special occasion I am making these delicious ribs!