Ah ribs, the meat of summer. While some cook ribs year-round, either in the oven or braving the cold and grilling outdoors, others wait for that magical time of the year when it doesn't snow and the sun shines to grill their beloved ribs.
It's always exciting during spring-time when the weather is just starting to turn and you can smell the grilled meat in the air and now it's that time of the year, so why don't you dust off your spatula and grilling brush and make the most of this grilling season with these grilling recipes and tips on how to grill ribs?
- Clean the grill. A clean grill reduces the buildup that makes your ribs stick to the grate. Two effective ways of cleaning the grill are using a wire brush or a ball of aluminum foil. You will see that it is much easier grilling ribs with a clean grill.
- Remove the membrane. Make sure before you season your ribs you remove the silvery membrane that runs along the side where the bone is located. This membrane will block the flavor of spices and marinades from penetrating the meat.
- Marinade those juicy pieces of meat! Marinating is an excellent, quick way to tenderize meat and also adds additional flavor. Use about one-to-two cups of marinade for every one-to-two pounds of meat you grill.
- Low and slow. The key to how to grill ribs is best known as "low and slow". Ribs cooked over low indirect heat for a long period of time softens the meat and makes it separate from the bone.
- No peeking! We know you want to check on how those bad boys are holding up every five minutes, but the less you open the lid, the faster and more successful your ribs will cook, so only check periodically.
- Add the sauce at the end. Tomato and sugar-based barbecue sauces should only be added at the end of your grilling conquest because these sauces can burn easily.
- When you think the ribs are done:
The meat should be pinkish towards the surface, but white or tan colored close to the bone.
The meat should easily break free from itself and the bone.
A toothpick or fork should slide smoothly into the meat.
Alright so now you have some amazing tips on how to grill the best ribs on the block. Now all you need is the perfect recipe to follow. Here are five rib recipes that are guaranteed to give you fantastic ribs.
- Amazing Baby Back Ribs: Nothing tastes as good as a fantastic recipe for baby back ribs. This recipe will show you everything you need to know on how to cook the best baby back ribs. Cooking barbecue pork ribs has never been easier.
- Apple Barbecue Sauce with Ribs: These ribs call for an array of seasonings to make an oh-so-delicious sauce that you will be coming back for seconds on.
- Authentic Baby Back Ribs: Recipes for baby back ribs often claim to have the formula for perfect ribs, but this easy ribs recipe actually delivers. Cooking baby back ribs is a delightful affair with this ribs recipe.
- Dad's Cajun-Style Barbecue Ribs: Dad always has some of the best pork ribs grilling recipes, and this one is no exception. It's nice and spicy, and he always cooks them to perfection. Try his recipe - you'll love it too!
- Honey Mustard Barbecued Short Ribs: To make tasty ribs year-round, give this easy recipe for a slow cooker a try. Honey and barbecue sauce give this slow cooker ribs recipe a tasty sweet flavor. You will want to make this slow cooker cooking recipe again and again.
How to grill ribs never got easier with these tips and recipes. Now put on your "kiss the cook" apron and get grilling!