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A slab of grilled ribs slathered with bbq sauce on grill.

Ribs on the Grill

Easiest no-fail method ever to make fall off the bone tender pork ribs on the grill!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 580kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 1 rack pork spareribs
  • 4 tablespoon dry rib-rub
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  • Start with a large sheet pan. Tear off two large pieces of heavy duty tin foil, place one on the pan set the remaining piece aside.
  • Remove the ribs from the packaging. Blot with a paper towel. Drizzle olive oil lightly over the ribs, rub with your hands to make sure the ribs are coated.
  • Remove the silver skin from the back of the ribs.
  • Sprinkle generously with dry rub - a couple tablespoons per side. Be sure to hit all the nooks and crannies and sides of the ribs. Rub it in well. 
  • Cover with large sheet of foil. Seal well and refrigerate. The rub can remain on the ribs for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Remove them from the fridge and allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to 325 degrees.
  • Place the ribs on the sheet pan right on top of the grill. Don't open the grill, just monitor the temperature. Keep it between 325-350. Cook for 2 hours.
  • Open the grill and remove sheet pan. Take the cooked ribs out of the foil and finish them on the grill. Slather each side with sauce and cook to sear the sauce, only about 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove and allow to rest. Slice and serve with additional sauce and serve! I hope you really enjoy this rib recipe!


Watch the temperature of the grill while baking the ribs - Monitor the temperature of the grill. Keep it between 325-350 degrees. Too high, they will cook too fast and be tough, too low and they will be undercooked and tough.


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 849mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3.2mg