Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs

Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs Recipe. Barbecue ribs are one of the most delicious and satisfying foods you can grill up on a hot summer day. But what makes the best grilled barbecue ribs?

Some people might say that smoky, tender meat is key, while others might claim that good sauce is all that matters.

In my opinion, though, the best grilled barbecue ribs are ones that are perfectly seasoned and generously slathered in a tasty sauce.

The barbecue sauce is made with brown sugar, chile sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, rum, fresh garlic, dry mustard, and black pepper.

Spareribs are one of the best cuts of meat for grilling because they’re packed with flavor and relatively easy to cook.

When choosing spareribs, look for ones that are well-marbled with fat and have a good amount of meat on them. You’ll also want to avoid ribs that have been artificially enhanced with injections or solutions, as this can affect the flavor.

What are Spareribs

Spareribs are a type of pork rib that is popular in many cuisines. The spareribs come from the lower part of the pig’s rib cage, and they are typically sold with the bones still attached.

When cooked properly, spareribs are tender and juicy, with a rich flavor that is perfect for barbecues or other hearty meals.

Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs on a wooden cutting board.

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Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs on a wooden cutting board.

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Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs on a wooden cutting board.

Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs

Nesting Lane Indulge
Best Grilled Barbecue Ribs Recipe. These melt in your mouth pork ribs are the perfect meal, and full of flavor.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8



  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Prepare spareribs by cutting into 8 sections. (8 servings).
  • Wrap the spareribs in a double layer of aluminum foil.
  • In preheated oven, bake for 1½ hours.
  • Remove the aluminum foil from the spareribs, and discard the grease.
  • In a large roasting pan, arrange the spareribs in a single layer.
  • In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar, chile sauce, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, rum, crushed garlic, dry mustard, and ground black pepper. Stir to combine well.
  • Coat the spareribs well with the mixture, and let marinate in the refrigerator overnight, or for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Prepare grill by moving the grate to approximately 4 inches over the source of heat.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Prepare the grill by brushing the grate with oil.
  • Arrange spareribs on the prepared grill, and grill for 30 minutes. Baste with the prepared marinade several times during cooking.


Yield: 8 servings


Calories: 503.8kcalCarbohydrates: 23.1gProtein: 29.9gFat: 30.2gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 119.9mgSodium: 715.3mgPotassium: 488.8mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 20.3gCalcium: 76.3mgIron: 2.9mg
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