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CJ’s SLOW-COOKED GRILLED BBQ BABY BACK RIBS

There are two keys to fabulous outdoor grilled BBQ baby back ribs.

  1. Slow cooking.
  2. Low, indirect heat.  

Here is my proven method for some darn good tasting ribs! 005

  Seasonings:

  • Sea salt.
  • Ground black pepper.
  • Minced garlic.
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce.

Equipment:

  • Heavy duty aluminum foil.
  • Large grilling tongs and spatula.

Directions:

  • Preheat grill setting to the low setting turning on the side burners but leaving the center burner off.
  • Generously spread minced garlic over all sides of the rib slabs.
  • Sprinkle sea salt and ground black pepper over all sides of the ribs.
  • Lay seasoned rib slabs onto heavy duty aluminum foil.
  • Place foil covered rib slabs onto the center (indirect) burner that is off (front to back).
  • Close lid.  Temperature should rise to about 300 degrees, no more. 
  • Turn foil covered rib slabs every 30 minutes for even cooking.
  • Cook full slab of foiled covered ribs for approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Remove from foil and place ribs back on center grill surface and slather ribs with sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce). 
  • Close lid and cook for 20-30 more minutes on the very low heat.
  • Remove ribs and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

* Grill temperatures vary and thus so could cooking time.  Keep a close watch so as to not overcook to keep meat tender.