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BBQ Ribs are a fabulous and family-friendly treat! Make this recipe for juicy, tasty grilled ribs and you’ll be a grill-hero!
This BBQ Grilled Ribs recipe is one of my favorite ways to make ribs when I have forgotten to plan dinner.
It’s still grilling season around these parts. To be fair, it’s pretty much ALWAYS grilling season for us. In Arizona, we have very mild seasons (except for summer) so it’s a year-round kind of thing!
I grab my ribs at Safeway. My favorites are the Signature SELECT™ Pork Loin Back Ribs Extra Meaty kind. Found in the meat section, duh. I then skip right around to the deli to grab some sides too.
This time I picked up a yummy antipasto and some coleslaw in the deli, but they also had deviled egg potato salad, ambrosia dessert salad, and Caesar Salad as well.
You can’t just throw a rack of ribs on the grill and expect them to be good! You need to pre-cook a little first. You can cook them in the oven, instant pot, or slow cooker. Or, you can simmer gently on the stove like I did before grilling.
Since it’s so hot here, Instead of heating my house for a long, slow cook time, I simmered the ribs a little (called par-boiling). I rubbed them with simple seasoning and slathered them in BBQ sauce. Then I threw them on the grill for some high heat charring.
I shopped at Safeway in my local area, but you can also find Signature SELECT™ Pork Loin Back Ribs Extra Meaty exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons/Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb.
Why this recipe works:
- Easy – you really don’t need a lot of skill to make this work!
- Fast – just a quick pre-cook, then a blast on the hot grill and dinner is ready!
- Common ingredients – everything to make this recipe can be found at Safeway!
Kylee’s Notes & FAQs
- Choose ribs that are meaty.
- Remove the silver skin (on the back – see below)
- Serve racks of 2 or 3, or in singles to make it easy for everyone to grab.
- You may use a store-bought “rib rub”, but I like to make my own using whatever I have in the pantry.
- If you like things sweet – add a little brown sugar to the rub!
- Like it spicy? Cayenne or chipotle chili powder is a great addition.
- Choose your favorite barbecue sauce – it definitely adds a flavor that you’ll love!
- Serve with coleslaw, cornbread or potato salad.
How to make this recipe:
Full, printable recipe below – just scroll down to the recipe card!
Step 1: Prepare the Ribs
Slide a knife under the silvery skin, and pull up. Grab it with your fingers, and remove the membrane all in one long strip.
Cut ribs in half for easy handling (optional)
Step 2: Pre-cook the ribs, rub and slather with BBQ Sauce
Simmer ribs for 30 minutes in some salted water. Remove, cool slightly and dry with a paper towel. Rub with the mixed spices on both sides of the ribs (see recipe card). Brush with bbq sauce.
Grill, and devour
Heat a grill (gas grill, pellet grill, wood chip grill) to medium heat and sear the ribs bone side up, brushing with extra bbq as you go. This should take less than 15 minutes.
Remove from the grill and brush with more bbq sauce.
More ways to cook ribs:
- Instant Pot Ribs sweet, spicy and fall off the bone tender – in a fraction of the usual time!
- Sweet & Spicy Ribs – Sweet, sticky, and with a touch of spice, these ones are oven baked then grilled.
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BBQ Grilled Ribs (in under an hour!)
- Slide a knife under the silvery skin, and pull up. Grab it with your fingers and remove the membrane all in one long strip.
- Cut ribs in half for easy handling (optional).
- Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Pre-cook the ribs, rub and slather with BBQ Sauce
- Simmer ribs for 30 minutes in some salted water. Remove, cool slightly and dry with a paper towel. Rub with the mixed spices on both sides of the ribs (see recipe card). Brush with bbq sauce.
Grill, and devour
- Heat a grill (gas grill, pellet grill, wood chip grill) to medium heat and sear the ribs bone side up, brushing with extra bbq as you go. This should take less than 15 minutes.
- Remove from the grill and brush with more bbq sauce.
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