Baby Back Ribs On The Grill
Baby back ribs on the grill is one of the best ways to enjoy ribs, but can be one of the most difficult to accomplish. Between burn marks, saucing correctly, or ensuring the ribs don't stick to the grill are all common problems people run across. Well don't worry, with a little bit of help and a few tips, anyone can grill the perfect set of ribs on any type of grill.
For Baby Back Ribs on the grill, you will need:
- Paper towels
- Your favorite rub
- plastic wrap
- BBQ sauce
- First thing to do is to remove that back skin. On baby back ribs, there will be a thin piece of skin that may not look like much, but if kept on during cooking it can be very tough, ruining the experience of the ribs. To remove, take a paper towel and grip the edge of the skin, then pull and remove from the entire back of the ribs.
- Next, you want to take your rub and massage the rub into the baby back ribs on all sides. Cover the ribs front, back and sides then wrap the rub covered ribs in plastic wrap and set in the fridge for an hour to dry marinade.
- Light the grill next. Towards the end of the ribs marinating, it is time to light the grill so it can heat up and get ready for the meat. You are going to want to make sure it is set to be at a low heat, 200 to 225F, otherwise the baby back ribs will burn. Use a brush to clean the grill if there was anything left on it from the last time it was used so you don't have any flavors mixing with the flavor of your baby back ribs.
- Pull the baby back ribs out of the fridge about twenty minutes before they are to go on the grill so they will be room temperature.
- Place the ribs onto the grill. Make sure that the heat is a low heat, then set bone side down directly onto the grill and close the lid. The baby back ribs will be cooked slowly over a low heat.
- Leave them alone for 30 minutes. Let the ribs cook slowly for about 30 minutes before you open the lid and begin messing with them.
- Now, turn the heat up. You want to adjust the heat to reach around 300F for the next stage of grilling.
- Next, time to sauce them. Open the lid, and take your BBQ sauce, pour it into a bowl and grab a grill brush to apply it with. Start to sauce the baby back ribs, slowly, so sauce will caramelize on the meat as it's sitting over the heat so you will add a few layers of sauce to the meat. Once sauced, you want to turn them every five minutes or so to let the sauce get a chance to caramelize against the meat.
- You will continue to sauce and turn for twenty minutes. Over the course of the next fifteen to twenty minutes, you will continue to flip the ribs with the tongs, and add another thin layer of sauce to the meat.
- Take the meat off the grill and slice down the center between two bones. The baby back ribs will be medium with a thick caramelized layer of sauce, with nice grill marks. By slowly cooking them, the meat will be juicy, tender and perfectly flavored for all that enjoy them.