Delicious Ways to Grill Ribs

From classic barbecued ribs to Asian-inspired orange and ginger ribs, these recipes are sure to dazzle at your next barbecue.


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Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, Fresh Tomatillo Salsa, Skillet Wrinkled Potatoes, and Cilantro Pesto with Almonds
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Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, Fresh Tomatillo Salsa, Skillet Wrinkled Potatoes, and Cilantro Pesto with Almonds

    When selecting ribs for her recipe, celebrity chef Daisy Martinez asks the butcher to cut the ribs 1 inches thick so they're finished and full of flavor in less than 15 minutes. They're served with tomatillo salsa and potatoes drizzled with Cilantro-accented pesto.

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Red Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

    Ribs are seasoned with a chili-and-garlic rub, then brushed with a fresh ginger glaze.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill  2 hrs 30 mins 
3/20
Smoked St. Louis-Style Ribs with Two Sauces

    Choose your favorite sauce -- either a sticky sweet combo of grape jelly and chili sauce or a smoky tomato version -- to serve with these smoky ribs.

Makes: 10 servings
Serving size: 10 servings with 2-1/3 cups barbecue sauce
Prep   30 mins 
Stand   25 mins 
Grill  2 hrs 10 mins 
4/20
Reggae Baby Back Ribs

    Served with a sublime mango-guava barbecue sauce, these tantalizing pork ribs are brushed with a zesty mixture of dark rum, lime juice, and chile pepper before grilling.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Marinate  8 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Grill  1 hr 30 mins 
5/20
Kansas City Ribs

    Featuring a sweet, thick, tomato-based sauce, this rib recipe helped put Kansas City barbecue on the map.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  350°F 
Cook   20 mins 
6/20
Memphis Dry Ribs

    With a zesty nine-spice rub, these smoked pork ribs are flavorful and delicious. Serve them with a side of slaw or corn for a traditional meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  350°F 
Grill   10 mins 
7/20
Floribbean Ribs

    A medley of sweet flavors -- pineapple, mango, key lime, and honey -- tempers the spice in this mouthwatering pork ribs recipe.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  350°F 
Grill   10 mins 
8/20
North Carolina-Style Ribs

    From the self-proclaimed Barbecue Capital of the World, these ribs feature a thin, vinegar-based sauce. Serve them with hushpuppies or coleslaw (with a bit of barbecue sauce mixed in) for an authentic meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake  2 hrs  350°F 
Grill   10 mins 
9/20
Alabama Ribs

    These pork ribs are served with Alabama White Sauce -- a well-seasoned blend of mayonnaise and vinegar. With just eight easy ingredients, this Southern favorite takes only 15 minutes of prep time

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake  1 hr 45 mins  350°F 
Grill   15 mins 
10/20
Texas Cowboy-Style Ribs

    Beef short ribs are slathered in a thick, sweet and spicy sauce made from ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, chipotle peppers, and coffee.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 30 mins  350°F 
Cook   35 mins 
11/20
South Carolina-Style Ribs

    These irresistible pork ribs feature South Carolina's original barbecue sauce, consisting of vinegar and pepper.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake  1 hr 45 mins  350°F 
Cook   12 mins 
12/20
Santa Maria-Style Ribs

    These beef short ribs are rolled in a simple spice mixture and baked for more than an hour before grilling. Serve them with French bread for mopping up the pan juices.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Bake  1 hr 15 mins  350°F 
Grill   15 mins 
13/20
Saucy Country Ribs

    Bake ribs until tender in the oven and then grill them with our trio of sauces: a citrus sauce infused with rosemary, a spicy rhubarb sauce, and a sweet mustard sauce.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake  1 hr 45 mins  350°F 
Grill   10 mins 
14/20
Southwestern Ribs with a Rub

    The secret to this dish's unbeatable flavor: an easy-to-make rub of dried rosemary, thyme, onion, and garlic paired with a spicy sauce that mixes up in minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
Grill  1 hr 30 mins  to 1 hr 
15/20
BBQ Baby Back Ribs

    These classic ribs require just 15 minutes of prep time -- and that includes mixing up a simple homemade rub of barbecue seasoning, garlic powder, onion salt, celery seed, and ground red pepper.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Grill  1 hr 30 mins 
16/20
Spicy Beer-Brined Ribs

    A simple-to-make brine of beer, brown sugar, celery seeds, and cayenne pepper ensures flavor-packed ribs; marinade them a few extra hours for richer flavor.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Marinate  6 hrs 
Grill  1 hr 30 mins  to 1 hr 45 mins 
17/20
Chuck Wagon Baby Back Ribs

    For a fresh twist on classic barbecue ribs, smother the meat in a mixture of dry red wine, pineapple juice, honey, cider vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, bourbon, and hot pepper sauce.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill  1 hr 30 mins 
18/20
Apricot-Habanero Short Ribs

    The sauce for these ribs packs a seriously spicy kick. To cut the spice without sacrificing flavor, substitute jalapeno or sweet orange peppers.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook  1 hr 30 mins 
Grill   15 mins 
19/20
Stout-Glazed Ribs

    Fresh sage leaves make a pretty garnish for ribs in a simple marinade of your favorite stout, onion, honey mustard, garlic, and caraway seed.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Marinate  6 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Cook   15 mins 
20/20
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