The most delicious and tender barbecue pork ribs recipes. Make barbecuing ribs your easy and tasteful with some delectable recipes and some helpful tips on fire making. Avoid flare-ups at the front line and relax while your culinary masterpieces get warm and cozy on the barbecue grill.
Barbecuing can be a daunting task if you are new at it. I have been barbecuing since I can remember. I always helped my Dad at the barbecue grill when I was a young girl.
When barbecuing ribs, there are two methods I use. Method one is placing the ribs on the grill with the fire directly below. You must be very careful with this one. The coals must be burned down to a gray ash with no flames spewing. Coat grill with nonstick spray. Lay your ribs on the grill and cover with barbecue with lid. Make sure vents are open both on the top of the lid and on the bottom of the grill. Check at 10 to 15 minute intervals until cooked.
Method two is the indirect fire. I build the fire to one side of the bottom of the barbecue kettle. These ribs are best cooked laced on a spit with a rotisserie attachment. If using a charcoal grill, which is what a swear by, always make certain that your coals are covered with gray ash and you can barely see any red and no flame is exhibited. If you remember this rule with your sparerib recipes, barbecuing them should be a breeze.
With both methods, I usually precook the ribs in the oven. However, if you use the spit method with indirect heat, you can cook the ribs from beginning to end on the barbecue. You will have to add charcoal throughout the cooking process. The ribs usually take 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on how hot your fire is and whether or not you are covering your barbecue. When the rib slab becomes pliable and bones separate easily, the spareribs are usually cooked.
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Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe
- 3 1/2 lbs baby back ribs, membrane removed
Dry Rub Marinade
- 1 tbl salt
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 cup canola or peanut oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp thyme or sage
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper or chili powder
- 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Mix the salt, allspice and pepper. Rub the mixture into both sides of the ribs. Cover and refrigerate overnight for best results.
- Combine all barbecue sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Remove ribs from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Pour a small amount of the marinade into a custard dish. From that dish, paint a liberal coating of the sauce on both sides of the ribs. Reserve rest of marinade. If you are going to grill ribs on the barbecue proceed as follows: In a roasting pan or pans, place ribs curved-side down. Roast 20 minutes on each side in a preheated 375 degree oven.
- Meanwhile, light charcoal briquets and let burn down to a hot gray ash. Place ribs on the grill sprayed with nonstick coating. Grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning and basting with sauce, until done.
- If you plan on cooking the ribs in the oven proceed as follows: After removing ribs from the refrigerator, place curved-side down in roasting pan. Roast at 325 degrees for about 1 hour. Finish under a low broiler. Serve with coleslaw and corn on the cob.Baked pork ribs can be easier and every bit as tasty as barbecue grilled ones.
375° + 20 minutes on grillcook time oven: 60 minutes + broil