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The Best Baby Back Ribs Recipe (Grilled Pork Back Ribs)

The Best Baby Back Ribs Recipe (Grilled Pork Back Ribs)

  • Author: seekinggoodeats
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Best Baby Back Ribs Recipe (Grilled Pork Back Ribs), is a foolproof and simple recipe resulting in the most tasty, tender, and fall-off-the-bone ribs you’ve ever eaten! Keeping it simple, you don’t need fancy rubs and sauces. Use what you got! With only 3 ingredients and minimal work you can easily make these tasty ribs – even if you’re a grilling novice. There are two methods to cooking these baby back ribs – oven to grill, and instant pot to grill.


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Ingredients

  • 2 racks, baby back ribs (approximately 2 to 3 lbs each)
  • 1 cup of your favorite dry rub
  • 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce (or more to taste)

Instructions

Ribs (Oven to Grill Method)

Rinse and dry pork ribs. Spray 2 sheets of aluminum foil with nonstick spray. Lay ribs on foil

Liberally sprinkle both sides of pork with seasoning. Cover ribs in foil and wrap tightly. Lay ribs on baking sheet and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. The longer you do this the more flavor!

Note: below I have used a pork rub on the left, and garlic salt and pepper on the right.

Heat oven to 300 degrees. Remove pork from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Place rib racks (still on cookie sheet) in oven and bake for 2 1/2 hours or until ribs are knife tender. Adjust time according to your rack size. Smaller racks will take less time (maybe 2 hours), bigger more time (possibly 3 hours). The key is that the ribs must be very tender. Wrapping them tightly in foil is keeping the moisture in.

Heat grill to medium high. Remove ribs from oven and brush one side with barbecue sauce. Place that side down on the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Brush second side with BBQ sauce then flip, cooking another 3 to 4 minutes.

Tip: Remember, the ribs are already cooked. You are simply finishing off on the grill to give them a nice chargrilled smoky taste, and pretty grill marks and browning.

Cut into serving size pieces (2 to 3 rib sections) and serve with extra BBQ sauce! Yum.

Ribs (Pressure Cooker to Grill Method)

Rinse and dry pork ribs. Cut pork ribs apart into sections of approximately 2 – 3 ribs each.

Place rack into the bottom of your pressure cooker and add 1 cup of water to bottom. Stand rib sections on rack. Secure lid. Pressure cook on High setting, for 25 minutes. When complete, allow steam to release naturally for 1o to 15 minutes.

Tip: You can also experiment with other liquids (always using 1 cup). Beer is a great choice for example! What you add to the pot infuses itself into the ribs. A few cloves of garlic or herbs is nice.  I have even put a few drops of liquid smoke into the water before.  Lots of ways to experiment!

Heat grill to medium high. Remove ribs from pressure cooker. Sprinkle seasoning lightly over ribs, then brush one side with BBQ sauce. Place sauce side down on the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Brush second side with barbecue sauce then flip, cooking another 3 to 4 minutes.

Tip: Remember, the ribs are already cooked. You are simply finishing off on the grill to give them a nice chargrilled smoky taste, and pretty grill marks and browning


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