Best BBQ Ribs Cooking Technique - Oven or Grill!

I love ribs - a lot - but finding a way to cook them that resulted in 1) tender ribs; and 2) a manageable mess to clean up was difficult.

I read a lot, watched a lot of cooking shows, and finally developed some techniques that are tried and true now - no fuss, no muss, and completely worth it.  The first version below is for ribs on the grill, which is the best way to have them in my opinion.  You can also do this over coals if you're camping.

Best BBQ Ribs Recipe & Technique - CulinaryMusings.com

The second recipe is for the oven.  Oven baked ribs are good, but are definitely a winter undertaking, because they heat your kitchen up to a temperature that would have the devil asking for a glass of ice water.

Give this a try - you wont be sorry!

Best BBQ Ribs Cooking Technique - G2rill!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6
 
Measurements here are arbitrary - just make sure your dry rub covers the ribs really well and rub it in with your fingers.
Ingredients
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce
Instructions
  1. Lay your ribs out on a double wide, double thick piece of foil - you want enough to wrap them up tight
  2. Sprinkle the rub ingredients liberally all over - you don't really need to measure - just make sure things are covered. Then rub the spices around really well into all the nooks and crannies
  3. Wrap the ribs up tight in the foil
  4. Heat your grill medium/low (about 325 deg)
  5. Place the ribs, foil and all, in the middle of your grill and flip them every 15 minutes for about an hour - you don't want them to burn, but you want them to cook through.
  6. When the ribs look cooked through (use your meat thermometer and cook them to 165 degrees) remove them from the foil and place them directly on the grill grate for 10 minutes on each side.
  7. At the end of the last 10 minutes, use a brush or BBQ Mop to baste on your favorite BBQ Sauce.
  8. First baste the top and let cook, that side up for about 5 minutes, then flip and baste the next side and cook for 5 minutes - depending upon your time, you can do this a few times to build layers of flavor. If you don't have time, that's ok.

Best BBQ Ribs Recipe - Oven Method
Great ribs in the oven

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients:
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce
Instructions:
Lay your ribs out on a double wide piece of foil - you want enough to wrap them up tight Sprinkle the rub ingredients liberally all over - you don't really need to measure - just make sure things are covered. Then rub the spices around really well into all the nooks and crannies Wrap the ribs up tight in the foil heat your oven to 350 deg Cover a large cookie sheet with foil and place your wrapped up ribs on the cookie sheet. Put them in the oven, foil and all - for about an hour - you don't want them to burn, but you want them to cook through. When the ribs look cooked through (use your meat thermometer and cook them to 165 degrees) remove them from the foil and place them directly on the foil wrapped cookie sheet. Increase oven temp to 400 degrees and cook them for 10-15 minutes on each side. At the end of the last 10 minutes, use a brush or BBQ Mop to baste on your favorite BBQ Sauce. First baste the top and let cook, that side up for about 5 minutes, then flip and baste the next side and cook for 5 minutes - depending upon your time, you can do this a few times to build layers of flavor. If you don't have time, that's ok.

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