Making barbecue ribs is a delicious and rewarding process that requires time and patience. Here is a general guide on how to make barbecue ribs:
First, you will need to purchase a rack of ribs. You can choose between pork or beef ribs, depending on your preference.
Next, remove the membrane from the back of the ribs by sliding a butter knife between the membrane and the bone. Once the membrane is loose, use your fingers to peel it off.
Mix your desired seasonings and rub them all over the ribs, making sure to cover both sides. Some popular seasonings include brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Place the ribs in a large baking dish or pan, and cover them with foil. Allow the ribs to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
Preheat your grill or oven to 225-250°F. If using a grill, set it up for indirect heat. If using an oven, place a baking sheet on the bottom rack to catch any drippings.
Place the ribs on the grill or in the oven and cook for 3-4 hours, until the meat is tender and removed from the bone. You will want to baste the ribs with a mixture of your favorite BBQ sauce and a little bit of apple juice or apple cider vinegar every hour or so to keep them moist.
Once the ribs are done, remove them from the grill or oven and let them rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting into them.
Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce on the side and enjoy!
Note: Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the ribs and the heat of the grill or oven. A meat thermometer can be used to check for doneness, with a internal temperature of around 165F.
It’s important to keep an eye on the ribs while they’re cooking, as they can burn easily. Remember to baste the ribs with a mixture of your favorite BBQ sauce and a little bit of apple juice or apple cider vinegar every hour or so to keep them moist, and you’ll be sure to have some delicious barbecue ribs that are sure to impress!