Melt off the Bone BBQ Ribs – BBQ Grill Method

BBQ Spare Ribs on the Grill
BBQ Spare Ribs on the Grill

melt off the bone BBQ Ribs – BBQ GRill Method

  • Author: Stacy Chillwell
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 90
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Some recipes for BBQ ribs are so complicated. Many require a double-cook on the meat to ensure that the ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender. Boiling or baking the meat prior to adding it to the grill is common, yet it is a missed opportunity for flavor and texture. You are making BBQ ribs, and said ribs should be cooked completely on the grill, in our opinion. These legitimate BBQ Ribs on a Barbecue will be the juiciest, most tender wings you’ve ever had with a true BBQ flavor.

These ribs are perfect to make for a crowd, so make them for your next outdoor party!



  • 2 racks baby back ribs, membranes removed
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¾ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz. your favorite beer
  • 2 cups homemade BBQ sauce, such as Vegan Korean BBQ Sauce


  1. Get together your materials. For each rack of ribs, you will need 1 disposable aluminum pan and some foil to cover the top. For 2 racks of ribs, you will need 2 pans.
  2. Preheat the grill. Set up your charcoal for indirect heat or preheat the gas grill to medium-low.
  3. Prep the ribs. Remove the membrane from the backside of all racks of ribs and set each rack inside your aluminum pans.
  4. Mix together the paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Sprinkle generously and evenly over both racks of ribs and rub into the meat with your hands. The better you massage the meat, the better the flavor!
  5. Pour half of the beer into one pan, and the other half into the other pan. Cover both tightly with foil over the top of the pans, poking a knife through the top of the foil, for ventilation. You only need 4-5 air holes in each.
  6. Place the pans onto the grill and cook for 1 ½ hours, or until tender.
  7. Remove the pans from the grill and allow to cool 5 minutes. Leave the grill on during this time.
  8. In a grill-proof saucepan, pour ½ cup of the cooking liquid from the ribs once cooled 5 minutes. Add your BBQ sauce to the liquid and stir until homogenous. Bring to a low simmer.
  9. Cut your ribs into individual pieces and reheat on the grill, brushing constantly with the warm BBQ sauce. Once charred and sticky, remove from the grill and serve with the remaining sauce on the side.

  • Category: Main, Side
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: grilled ribs, bbq ribs, how to cook ribs on a grill, bbq

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