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The Best Baby Back Ribs Recipe (Grilled Pork Back Ribs With Oven and Pressure Cooker Method)

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

You can get all fancy with your rubs and sauces, but sometimes you just was simple and easy, right? These are literally made with 3 ingredients and will make the tenderest ribs you’ve ever eaten. They are so easy a grilling novice can make! We have made these easy grilled ribs for years, and don’t have a family member or friend who hasn’t eaten them. Our most requested recipe!

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Ingredients

1/4 cup favorite pork rub (or salt & pepper, or garlic salt & pepper)

2 racks 2 lbs each pork babyback ribs

favorite bbq sauce

Instructions

Oven To Grill Method

My preferred method of cooking ribs, these result in extra tender, flavorful ribs. It is the easiest method if you want to cook more than one rack of ribs.

Prep and Season

Prep your ingredients. 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 24 hours. The longer you do this the more flavor!

Bake

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.

Grill

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.

Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) To Grill Method

A quick method of cooking ribs that make it easy to make for a weeknight meal. Keep in mind that you can only cook one rack of ribs in the pressure cooker so it’s perfect for 4 people.

Prep

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

Pressure Cook

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.

Season, Sauce, and Grill

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.

Serve with extra BBQ sauce! Yum.

Notes

If on a keto diet you can rub ribs with olive oil prior to dry rub. Make sure to use sugar free dry rub and sugar free BBQ sauce.

When grilling you can cut the ribs into smaller pieces or you can leave the rack whole.

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