Secrets to Tender BBQ Ribs Mastery

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Tender BBQ Ribs

Tender BBQ ribs are a summer staple, offering juicy, fall-off-the-bone deliciousness that’s hard to resist.

Selecting the Right Ribs

Choose baby back ribs for their tenderness and quicker cooking time, or spare ribs for a meatier option.

Prepping the Ribs

Remove the membrane on the back of the ribs to allow better seasoning penetration and easier eating.

Applying the Rub

Generously apply a dry rub, massaging it into the meat. Let the ribs sit with the rub for at least an hour.

Marinating Extra Flavor

For deeper flavor, marinate the ribs overnight in a mixture of spices and liquid like apple juice or vinegar.

 Setting Up the Grill

Prepare your grill for indirect heat. Place coals on one side or turn off burners on one side of a gas grill.

Slow and Low Cooking

Cook the ribs slowly at a low temperature (225-250°F) to break down the connective tissues and render the fat.

Basting and Glazing

Baste the ribs with a mop sauce every hour to keep them moist. Apply BBQ sauce during the last 30 minutes.

Checking for Doneness

Ribs are done when they pull away from the bone easily and the internal temperature reaches 190-203°F.

Resting and Serving

Let the ribs rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting to allow the juices to redistribute. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy the tender perfection!