The Juiciest Grilled Ribs You’ll Ever Taste

If there’s one dish that never fails to impress at a backyard barbecue, it’s grilled ribs. Tender, smoky, and packed with flavor, ribs are a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for more. Today, we’re going to share with you the secrets to making the juiciest grilled ribs you’ll ever taste. So fire up your grill and get ready to impress your friends and family with this mouthwatering recipe.

Prepare the Ribs

To start, remove the pork ribs from their packaging and pat them dry with a paper towel. Spray an aluminum pan with nonstick cooking spray or rub it with oil. Place the ribs into the pan and remove the silver skin from the back side of the ribs. Removing this membrane is optional but recommended, as it can make the ribs easier to eat. Once removed, apply your homemade pork BBQ rub seasoning, making sure to really get in there and press it into the meat.

Removing silver skin from pork ribs

Get Both Sides

Flip the ribs over and season the opposite side with the rub. Remember, the amount of seasoning that naturally sticks to the ribs is enough. Anything that falls off can be discarded. Pour apple juice into the bottom of the pan, cover it with aluminum foil, and place it into the fridge until your grill is ready.

Rubbing in pork BBQ rub seasoning on rack of pork ribs

Preheat the Grill

Before you start grilling, ensure that your propane tank is full or have a spare tank on standby, just in case. Preheat your grill to 300°F degrees. It’s important to maintain this temperature throughout the cooking process to prevent the ribs from cooking too fast. Clean the grill grates and wipe them down with a bit of oil to ensure they are nice and nonstick.

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Preheat the grill to 300°F degrees

Time to Grill!

Place the pan of ribs onto the grill, cover it, and cook for about an hour, maintaining a temperature of 300°F degrees. Depending on your grill’s performance, it may take up to 2 hours to fully cook the ribs. To determine if the ribs are ready to be eaten, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, away from the bone. When the thermometer reaches 145°F degrees, they are safe to eat. However, cooking the ribs low and slow for a longer period of time, until they reach a temperature closer to 180°F – 190°F degrees, will yield a more tender meat.

A covered aluminum foil pan on the grill

Create the Glaze

While the ribs are cooking, whisk together marmalade and vinegar in a small pot over medium heat until well combined. This should only take a minute or two. If you have a side burner attached to your grill, you can do this step on the grill itself.

Orange marmalade with apple cider vinegar whisked together in a pot

Baste the Ribs

Remove the pot from heat and generously baste the cooked ribs with the marmalade sauce. Ensure that the glaze coats the ribs evenly.

Pork ribs being slathered with glaze on gas grill

Repeat the Process

Cover the grill and cook the ribs for an additional 5 minutes. Then, repeat the basting process one more time to build up a delicious glaze.

Pork ribs on the grill, covered with a glaze

Allow the Meat to Rest

Carefully remove the ribs from the grill and place them on a large cutting board. Allow the meat to rest and cool for a few minutes. This will ensure that the juices redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a perfectly tender and juicy final product.

Allowing the grilled ribs to rest on a wooden cutting board

Cut the Ribs

Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the ribs between the bones. Serve them up and watch as the meat slides right off the bone. It’s time to dig in and savor the incredible flavors of these grilled ribs.

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Sliced grilled pork ribs on brown parchment paper

Now that you have the secrets to making the juiciest grilled ribs, it’s time to gather your family and friends, fire up the grill, and enjoy a delicious barbecue feast. For more mouthwatering recipes and grilling tips, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Happy grilling!