23 September, 2016
BBQ Ribs On The Grill
Summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean grilling has to end. Fall is the perfect time to grill out. Gorgeous weather and great temperatures. These BBQ ribs are perfect for a beautiful fall day or Sunday football game. They take a few hours, but the time is well worth it in the end.
I can’t take a lot of credit for these ribs. My husband does the slow grilling that makes them so good, but I did put the rub on them. The rub gives the ribs an excellent flavor and should not be skipped. The recipe makes more than you will need so you will want to store any excess in an airtight container for next time. Plus, you’ll be happy the next time you make ribs and you remember you have extra and don’t have to make the rub up.
The slow grilling process makes these ribs extremely tender and the meat practically falls off the bone. We like to grill ours on a charcoal grill, but a gas grill works just fine.
As you can see from the pictures we also use a rib rack to set the ribs on while they cook. Turning from time to time during the 2.5 hour grilling process.
These ribs are really delicious, give them a try and let me know how they turned out for you.
- 2-2.5 lbs. baby back pork ribs, membrane removed. (see directions)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. cayenne
- BBQ Sauce (as much or as little as you would like)
- Pat the ribs dry with paper toweling.
- Remove the membrane from the back if it’s not already removed. Slide a table knife under the silver-skin anywhere along the rack. If it resists in one spot, try another. Lift and loosen it with the knife until you can grab it with a paper towel. Pull it off the ribs; it should peel away in one large sheet, but if it breaks, use the knife to restart at another section.
- In a bowl mix together all the ingredients.
- Apply the rub evenly on ribs. Whatever sticks to it is a good amount. Cover with plastic wrap and let the ribs sit with the rub on for at least an hour. Overnight is even better.
- Grill the ribs on an indirect heat for 2.5 hours.
- Spread some of your favorite BBQ over the ribs and cook 5 more minutes.
- Remove from the grill, cut into pieces and serve!