Summer is almost here and with it comes the desire to lounge in the sun, eat watermelon and grill anything covered in barbecue sauce.
The first thing most people think of when they hear barbecue is ribs and they are certainly a first on our list when we get grilling.
After a winter of making them in the pressure cooker (which makes them deliciously, by the way), it’s time for us to expand our cooking space, eating space and living space. We like to grill all summer long and take full advantage of the nice weather. It makes life so much easier, doesn’t it?
These ribs are one of our favorite summertime dishes. The first time I made them I think my husband was shocked by how tender they were. Maybe even a little jealous since they were more tender and juicer than his? 🙂
The secret to cooking great ribs is the grilling temperature and the time. Basically, there is a golden rule for cooking ribs on the grill and that is:
Go low and slow for fall off the bone ribs
There are other rules though and perhaps they are all important or why would we do them, right? Each of them adds a little bit of something special to making this recipe delicious.
Here are the tips to get fall off the bone ribs:
- Go low and slow. You want to make sure the grill doesn’t go above 300 degrees with 250 degrees being the optimal temperature.
- You will end up coming the ribs for just over 4 hours. Give yourself plenty of time!
- Cook them inside foil the majority of the time. (Specific instructions in recipe.)
- Make sure to let them rest at least 10 minutes before serving. Pork will continue to cook after it is off the grill or out of the oven, so you want to give it the time to continue to do that. Letting it rest will also help to retain the juices and give you the best flavor.
Grab all my tips and tricks in the recipe below! And, as an extra bonus, you can find a recipe for how to cook ribs in the over for the same great taste and flavor!
Fall Off The Bone Ribs
I hope you try this this summer and enjoy the season! I would love to hear how it goes and see photos!
Maybe you’ll end up cooking them better than your husband too. 🙂
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EXTRA BONUS TIP: How to grill ribs inside!
Sometimes spring days don’t go as planned and you end up needing to make your barbecue inside. Don’t fret about it at all! You can make amazing ribs in the oven! Here is how you do it.
Baby Back Ribs in the oven
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
- Remove the membrane on the ribs.
- Season all sides of your ribs with your rub on top a piece of foil.
- Place the ribs on the foil on a cookie sheet. Make sure they have enough room and aren’t crowded. Don’t try to cram multiple slabs on one. If you’re using Baby Back Ribs, place the bone side up. If you’re using Country Style Ribs you should place them on their side.
- Tent your ribs with the foil and make sure the tented part doesn’t touch the ribs.
- Place the ribs on the center rack of your oven and bake for 2 ½ to 3 hours. Total time will depend on the size of your ribs.
- Remove the ribs from the oven, open the tin foil and flip them so the bone side is now down and the meaty side is up. Slather them with barbecue sauce on both sides.
- Cook, uncovered for another 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and rest 10 minutes. Don’t skip this step! It helps to keep the meat moist, tender and improves the texture.
- Cover with additional barbecue sauce and serve!
For more information please see the list of Bbq ribs on the grill