Grilling should be fun, right? Outdoor cooking should be fun for everyone. Unfortunately, for some people it is a stressful ordeal. But it doesn’t have to be if you learn a few basics. Once you learn a few grilling tips for how to grill pork ribs, you will see how easy and fun it is to grill!
How To Grill Pork Ribs Tip 1 – Buy Fresh Pork Ribs
First, always buy the freshest pork ribs. Select ribs that are not pre-flavored or already have a rub on them. That rub could be covering up that they aren’t so fresh. Besides you probably already have a rub recipe that you want to use.
How To Grill Pork Ribs Tip 2 – Trim the Pork Ribs
Next step is cleaning your ribs. Cut off any extra fat. Then sear your ribs (meat side down) in a pan with oil for about 9 minutes. Searing seals in the juices which makes tastier ribs. If you prefer to use a dry rub, apply at least two hours before you grill and do not seer before hand.
How To Grill Pork Ribs Tip 3 – Preheat the Grill
Preheat your grill to about 240-250 degrees. It is important to grill the pork ribs over indirect heat. Using indirect heat and a medium temperature ensures the best results. Direct heat and higher temperatures will dry out the the pork ribs and most likely burn the meat. It’s best to use wood chunks because they smolder. A slow and steady smoke is better for grilling the ribs. Wood chips burn too easily. It’s also better to use milder wood such as apple wood or cherry wood and not hickory or mesquite because they are more pungent. Now you are half way through learning how to grill pork ribs.
How To Grill Pork Ribs Tip 4 – Cook Slowly
Grill your pork ribs with the bone side down. There is no need to flip the ribs because most of the meat is only on one side.
Cook your ribs with the bone side down for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Baste them every 20 minutes or so. It is good to baste them with something acidic such as lemon or lime juice. This will aid in tenderizing the meat and keep it moist while they are being grilled.
How To Grill Pork Ribs Tip 5 – Add Sauce at the End of Grilling
If you choose to add sauce, do this When the ribs are almost cooked, about 15 minutes before they are done. If you add the sauce at the beginning of grilling your sauce will burn. Adding a sauce at the end makes sure your ribs have a pretty glaze and a great flavor.
How To Grill Pork Ribs Tip 6 – Sit down and enjoy your ribs!
When you can flake off the meat easily with a fork you know your ribs are done. It’s time to enjoy those tasty, juicy ribs! See, it wasn’t so difficult to learn how to grill pork ribs now was it?