Try this incredibly easy grilled rib recipe. Rub some pork loin backs with my bbq rub, throw them on the grill, wrap them with butter, brush them with your favorite bbq sauce and in under 2 hours you will be enjoying them. Make sure you have plenty of napkins when eating them, the tacky, smokey, bbq sauce-coated ribs can get a little messy.
I love ribs. This easy grilled rib recipe is quick and simple as far as rib making is concerned. When I first thought about posting a rib recipe, I was considering doing the popular 3-2-1 method; however, I hadn’t eaten ribs in awhile and didn’t feel like waiting 5+ hours for my ribs to be done. And let’s be honest, I’m a busy mom of two and sometimes it’s better to simplify things. (I should also add that someday in the future I do plan on posting a 3-2-1 rib recipe.)
This recipe takes about two hours to make and tastes awesome. The ingredient list is fairly simple: pork baby backs (sometimes referred to as pork loin back,) my bbq rub recipe, butter, and bbq sauce.
First, remove the membranes on your pork loin backs. I find that it’s easiest to use a butter knife and paper towel when doing this. Wedge your knife behind the membrane and then use the paper towel to help grip it and slowly peel it off. Also trim the fat.
Rub BBQ rub on the backs. Make sure to really rub the dry rub into your meat and completely coat both sides.
Preheat your grill to 350°-400° F. We will be grilling these on indirect heat (meaning you need your heat deflector in place,) at medium heat for a little less than two hours. Try to keep the temperature around 350°-400° F. For the first 45 minutes, grill the ribs directly on the grates. After 45 minutes, wrap them in foil with 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter sliced up on top.
Grill them wrapped in foil for 30 minutes, maintaining the grill at medium heat. Then remove the foil and coat the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce. I tried Mad Dog & Merrill’s Hickory Signature BBQ Sauce and it was super! It just might be my new favorite bbq sauce. After coating your ribs, grill for 20-30 more minutes with both the top and bottom vents of your grill completely closed. This will help the meat rest and help the sauce stick to the ribs.
Now the best part, eating them! How many ribs do you think you could eat? I invited my dad over to share these ribs with, and I think he was impressed with my grilling skills. They were SO yummy.