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Best Tender Barbecue Ribs Recipe

This is the best grilled barbecue ribs recipe that we’ve ever made, and continue to make year after year! If you’re looking for a great ribs rub we’ve got that too, plus a trick to making fall off the bone tender ribs every time you cook them on the barbeque.

barbecue ribs recipe

I know…..don’t they look finger lickin’ good??!! Well they are (I wish you could smell them thru the screen). Like I said, this barbecue ribs recipe is probably our favorite meal….especially during the summertime. The real key to the best fall off the bone ribs is cooking them slooooooooowly, and an amazing rub. Here is how you make the best barbecue ribs recipe ever.  This post brought to you by The Chinet® brand. (originally published 6/16)

You can’t go thru the summer and not cook an amazing rack of ribs on your bbq!! When school is out and the warm weather arrives we are ALL about using our grill.

Let us share the best barbecue ribs recipe ever with you, we make as often as humanly possible!

They are sweet and savory and perfect for any get together outside around the grill or any time of year really.

 barbecue ribs recipe

Grilled Ribs Recipe

If you know me at all you know I don’t do difficult, so believe me this is a pretty easy recipe to follow. First you need to get your rack of ribs out and remove the membrane on the ribs.

This will make them easier to eat and more tender. Then flip it over and trim the fat away like you see here.

ribs rub

Put your rack of ribs on a sturdy Chinet® Classic White™ plates and set aside for now. You’ll need a strong disposable plate for prep and serving because ribs can be quite hefty.

These work great! Now you are going to get your rub ready. This part is versatile depending on how much heat you want but the base of this rub for ribs remains the same. It is sweet yet a bit spicy and makes them taste amazing. Here’s the recipe.

Barbecue ribs recipe

  1. 1 rack of ribs – we prefer pork because they come out more tender
  2. Brown sugar
  3. Salt
  4. Chili powder
  5. Pepper
  6. Garlic powder
  7. Tinfoil

I do not like spicy foods but I love this rub so if you want heat add another tsp. chili powder to really bring it up a notch. Once you have rubbed or massaged this on to the meat side of your rack of ribs wrap them in tinfoil and put them on your barbecue on low, or at about 200 degrees.

Remember….you want them to cook slooooooowly.

barbecue ribs rub recipe

Leave them wrapped in foil in your bbq for about 4 hours on this low heat them unwrap them and put them directly on your grill for about 30 minutes so they can brown and the rub can caramelize.

Then brush some barbecue sauce on top and cook for another 15 minutes or so and then they are ready!!

barbecue ribs recipe

If you’re looking for other summertime dishes & tips, try these

barbecue ribs recipe
Barbecue ribs recipe

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Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Best grilled barbecue ribs recipe that we've ever made, and continue to make year after year! If you're looking for a great ribs rub we've got that too, plus a trick to making fall off the bone tender ribs every time you cook them on the barbeque. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, beef, dry rub, easy, grilled, pork, ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 8
Calories 159kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Mix ingredients for rub together. 
  • Rub /massage into top (meat side) of ribs, if you have some left over put on under side of ribs. 
  • Wrap ribs in tinfoil and place on bbq on low, 200 degrees or so, for about 4 hours.
  • Take out of foil and place directly on bbq for another 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. 
  • Brush bbq sauce on ribs and cook for additional 15 minutes. Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 159
% Daily Value*
Sodium 886mg39%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 39g43%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Diana L White

Monday 21st of November 2022

Can you make this recipe on a indoor/outdoor electric grill?


Friday 17th of July 2020

everything about this recipe is fantastic. i have used it twice... only change i made was used "slap ya mama" seasoning instead of the salt, pepper & chili powder because my family loves the heat & seasoning mix... other than that, perfect! and i don't save many recipes to be made again since my boys are so picky. 5 stars, will be making again... hubby wants it at least 1/week, haha! thank you!!!


Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Is it 200*celcius for Ferenheight?


Saturday 11th of July 2020



Saturday 6th of April 2019

If you have never tried smoking bags you should. They give your ribs a great smokey taste and keep them good and moist. They all off the bone.

Tessa in Spain

Thursday 16th of August 2018

I cook ribs in saucepan covered with water for 1 hour then drain and pat dry add BBQ sauce and cook either in oven or on BBQ 15 mins covered with foil then 15 mins uncovered. I use Sylvia's Ribs receipe excellant result every time!

Donna W

Saturday 18th of January 2020

I too cook my ribs in water with powdered garlic & dried onion chips. Simmer for at least one hour, then drain and add sauce. Cut the ribs between the bones. Cook on 300 for 2 hours or until tender. My family and many friends love my ribs. Wonderful.

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