How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling Them

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How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling Them

How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling Them? Ribs may still be cooked on a gas barbecue if you take special precautions to cook them low and slow. The heat from the grill is directed away from the baby’s back ribs and toward the opposite side of the grill in indirect cooking. Otherwise, if the temperature is too high, the ribs may burn.

Check that the gas grill you intend to use has at least two burners and is large enough to accommodate a rack of ribs on one side while leaving enough room on the other.

Ribs are a great food to grill. You can serve them as a meal or as an appetizer. Getting moist ribs is the goal, but it’s not always easy. It requires close attention and some patience to cook them just right. But there is a way to keep your ribs from drying out without any hassle at all. By prepping the grill with water before you start grilling, you can ensure that your ribs will be juicy and delicious every time! Scroll below for more details on this technique and how to use it.

Important Gadgets To Have A Successful Grilling Experience

Grilling ribs can be a challenge. But, if you prep the grill with water before you start grilling, your ribs will stay juicy and delicious without any hassle!

To make this technique successful, you will need to have a few gadgets on hand. They include:

– A pair of tongs for turning the meat

– A long-handled spatula for flipping the meat

– A set of grill gloves to protect your hands from heat while handling hot food

– A wire brush for cleaning the grill rack

It’s also a good idea to have a few extra pieces of meat if one gets overcooked or is longer than expected.

Lastly, make sure that your grill is clean and free of debris before grilling. This technique will work best when everything is ready!

How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling Them

The time it takes to cook ribs on a grill varies depending on the grill and the type of ribs. As a result, a precise cooking time for a rack of ribs does not exist.

If you stick to the typical grill temperature range, medium-sized meat should be ready in around 3 hours. Cooking time for smaller ribs should be around two hours. A thick slab of ribs should be cooked for 4 hours, whereas a thick slab with a vertical rack should be cooked for 30 minutes to an hour longer.

Ingredients To Pre Boil Ribs Before Grilling

  • 1 rack of ribs, baby back
  • 12 cup pork rub spice (see below for a recipe)
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 12 cup orange marmalade (peach preserves or apricot preserves)
  • 14 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large one-time-use aluminum tray
  • metal foil made of aluminum

If you’re serving the ribs at a barbecue or outdoor event, keep them warm by placing them in an oven or covered grill that has been heated to 250-275 degrees Fahrenheit.

Procedure To Boil Ribs Before Grilling

  • Take the pork ribs out of their package and blot them dry using a paper towel. Spray or grease the aluminum pan with non stick frying spray. In a pan, brown the ribs. Remove the silver skin from the ribs’ backside.
  • Season the back of the ribs with some of the pork rub’s spice. There’s a reason it’s called ‘rub.’ As a consequence, rub and push it in as much as you can. Note: If you want to make the rib rack simpler to manage on the grill, split it in half.
  • Season the other side of the ribs as well. The rule of thumb for rubbing seasoning is to apply only what naturally clings to the ribs. Anything that comes off after rubbing it in should be discarded. Fill the pan halfway with apple juice. Refrigerate the pan, covered with aluminum foil, until ready to grill.
  • Preheat the grill to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Maintain this temperature throughout the cooking procedure to avoid overcooking your ribs. I have three burners and normally turn off the middle one while leaving the two ends on low to create a lovely, low, indirect heat for the ribs.
  • Wipe the grill grates clean with a little oil (you’ll need beautiful, clean, nonstick grates later). Place the ribs on a grill pan. Cook for about an hour, covered, on the grill (maintaining 300f degrees during the cooking process.) Make a timetable since these ribs might take up to 2 hours to cook (especially if you are having difficulty keeping the temperature at a consistent temperature.)
  • When a meat thermometer put into the thickest section of the flesh (away from the bone) reads 145°F, the ribs are done. Remove the ribs from the pan with care and lay them immediately on the grill. Make sure to maintain the heat on a low setting.

It is important to make sure your ribs are cooked through and tender. Place the ribs on a plate and cut between the bones with a sharp knife to serve.


If you are looking for a delicious way to cook ribs, I highly recommend this recipe for St. Louis Style Ribs. The best part of this recipe is that it is easy to make. All you have to do is pick up some ribs, grill them, and then finally serve them with some of your favorite barbecue sauce. If you are looking for a great dish to prepare for family, friends, or even for your next barbecue, give this recipe a try!