This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Weber Sauces & Seasonings. The opinions and text are all mine. They inspired me to share with you how to make the perfect BBQ ribs!
When you think of summer, what comes immediately to mind? For my family, it is our time to hang out together, take a few road trips and plenty of summer BBQ’s in the backyard. When I see my husband grab his BBQ tool kit and start cooking, it catapults me back to when I was a kid. My dad had a rocking chair on our patior. He would sit in that chair and rock in between bastings and brushings and turning of the chicken, steak or grilled BBQ ribs.
The overhang that covered the upper deck of the patio was covered in green opaque plastic sheets. When the light came through the plastic, it made the most gorgeous hues of color on the patio. I would lay on the chaise lounge with my little sister, watching the color bounce off the metal of the chairs, inhaling the smoky smell of grilled BBQ ribs cooking.
My dad made The.Best.Ribs.Ever. His ribs were moist, juicy and he achieved this on the grill. He didn’t parboil or steam his ribs. I know many people worry their ribs will be tough, so they feel compelled to take those extra steps. Not in our house! That was almost sacrilegious! Dad had a few secrets up his sleeve for his grilled BBQ ribs and they were the best on the block!
Dad had a deal with the neighbors when it came to his grilled BBQ ribs. Our neighbors on either side of us would go to the butcher and buy the ribs and dad would cook them. Mom made potato salad, baked beans and fresh biscuits. The neighbor ladies would bring pies, brownies and ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies, especially for my sister and I!
So, what was the key to dad making such amazing grilled BBQ ribs? Using the right BBQ sauce and not opening and closing the lid of the grill a hundred times. Please do not tell my husband, but his grilled BBQ ribs are not exactly like my dads, but they are pretty darn good! If you have any leftover ribs, did you know you can reheat them? Yes! Here are some great tips on how to reheat ribs!
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The Perfect Grilled BBQ Ribs
- 3 lbs pork or beef baby back ribs
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- Salt & fresh ground pepper
- One cup of your favorite Weber BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- Preheat gas grill for high heat.
- In a small bowl, combine the spices and mix well.
- Trim off the membrane from the back of each rack, by running a small, sharp knife between the membrane and snip off the membrane as much as possible. This prevents the ribs from being chewy.
- Sprinkle the rub onto both sides of the ribs, but do rub the spices in, because this makes the ribs too dark and spicy.
- Place aluminum foil on lower rack to capture drippings and prevent flare-ups.
- Brush grate with oil, and lay ribs on top rack of grill.
- Reduce heat to low, shut the grill, and leave them alone for a full hour. No peeking!!!
- After one hour check for doneness. You may need to continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes, depending on your particular grill.
- Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and grill an additional few minutes until sauce is slightly absorbed and a little brown around the edges.
- Serve ribs as whole rack or cut between bones and pile individual ribs on the platter.
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Chelley @ AisForAdelaide saysJuly 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm
I’ve never grilled ribs- I always leave it to my father in law… I think I could do it though. These look too good to not try!
lisa saysJuly 18, 2015 at 12:07 am
I love ribs. I mean LOVE them. I make them in the slow cooker but I’ve never them on the grill. I will have to have my hubby make them for me one day this summer!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysJuly 18, 2015 at 6:40 am
Barbecue ribs are a favorite in our house! They’re great for a summer party!
Kristi saysJuly 18, 2015 at 8:19 am
Our kids love BBQ ribs. We have been using Weber BBQ sauce for a few years… and I love the fact that it does not have high fructose corn syrup in it and plus it has great flavor.
RoseMarie saysJuly 18, 2015 at 11:21 am
We have only grilled out one time this summer. We definitely need to amp that up a bit. 😉
Tess saysJuly 18, 2015 at 9:22 pm
We haven’t done ours on the grill yet. That sounds good.
Rosey saysJuly 19, 2015 at 8:16 am
They look great. I’ve got a house full of bbq rib lovers, let me tell you what!
Lynndee saysJuly 19, 2015 at 9:32 am
My friend and I actually talked about grilled BBQ yesterday. And today is another grilling day here at home. Thank you for the tips!
Kiwi saysJuly 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm
Its still BBQ season! This looks amazing I want to go to a cookout now!
mycraftingworld saysMay 16, 2017 at 7:23 am
I am always trying different BBQ sauces to find one that I really like. I usually just “like” them but I want one that knocks my socks off. I have not tried Webers Applewood Brown Sugar Sauce. I will look for it this weekend. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Nikki G saysAugust 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm
Ribs are an every weekend thing in our house, even when it is snowing. These look delicious and easy to make!
Denay DeGuzman saysAugust 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm
Those BBQ ribs look so darn tasty! I love the summer months because it’s BBQ season. When I invite my parents over for dinner they enjoy it when we prepare yummy ribs. Now I need to up my game and try your delicious recipe. Thanks so much for the foodie inspiration!
Heather Johnson saysAugust 19, 2017 at 12:07 am
Your tips sound and look super tasty. My brother would totally love this recipe!
Sarah Bailey saysAugust 19, 2017 at 8:50 am
Oh now these look absolutely amazing I totally need all the tips I can get to try and make the best ribs possible!