How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling

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How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling

How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling? It may be tough to achieve a true BBQ flavour when cooking ribs on a gas grill. The reason for this is that, while gas grills are ideal for rapid and hot cooking, superb and tender ribs require prolonged grilling at a moderate temperature.

You can still cook ribs on a gas grill provided you take specific steps to cook them low and slow. Indirect cooking implies that the heat from the grill is directed away from the baby back ribs and toward the opposite side of the grill. Otherwise, the ribs may burn if the temperature is too high.

Check that the gas grill you’re planning to use has at least two burners and is large enough to fit the rack of ribs on one side while allowing enough space on the other.

Ingredients For You Boil Ribs Before Grilling

Following ingredients are needed for one to boil ribs before even grilling. These are:

  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • 12 cup rub spice for pork (see below for a recipe)
  • 1 cup apple juice, unsweetened
  • 12 cup marmalade (orange) (peach preserves or apricot preserves)
  • 14 cc apple cider vinegar
  • 1 big single-use aluminium tray
  • foil made of aluminium

Instructions To You Boil Ribs Before Grilling

  • Remove the pork ribs from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel. Coat the aluminium pan with Non stick frying spray or oil. Place the ribs in a pan. Remove the silver skin off the rear of the ribs.
  • Season the back of the ribs with some of the spice from the pork rub. There’s a reason it’s referred to as ‘rub.’ As a result, you should massage and push it in as much as possible. Note: If you want to make it easier to manage on the grill, cut the rib rack in half.
  • Season the ribs on the opposite side as well. When it comes to rub seasoning, the rule of thumb is to use only what naturally adheres to the ribs. Throw away anything that comes off after rubbing it in. Fill the bottom of the pan with apple juice. Cover the pan with aluminium foil and place it in the refrigerator until ready to grill.
  • Preheat the grill to 300 degrees F. To avoid overcooking your ribs, maintain this temperature constant throughout the cooking process. I have three burners, and I usually turn off the middle one while keeping the two ends on low to produce a nice, low, indirect heat for the ribs.
  • Wipe off the grill grates with a little oil (you will need gorgeous, clean, non stick grates later). Place the ribs on a pan on the grill. Cook for about an hour on the grill, covered (maintaining 300f degrees during the cooking process.) Plan ahead of time because these ribs can take up to 2 hours to cook (especially if you are having difficulty keeping the temperature at a consistent temperature.)
  • Ribs are done when a meat thermometer to check into the thickest part of the flesh (away from the bone) reads 145°F. Carefully remove the ribs from the pan and place them directly on the grill. Make careful to keep the heat on a low level.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, mix the marmalade and vinegar. Continue whisking until everything is completely combine. This should just take a minute or two. You may do this directly on the grill if your grill has a side burner.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and spoon the marmalade sauce over the ribs. Check that it is suitably coated.
  • Cook for 5 minutes more after covering the grill. Then repeat the process once more. Carefully remove the ribs from the grill and place them on a big chopping board to sit and cool for a few minutes.
  • With a sharp knife, carefully cut the ribs between the bones and serve! 

Now Let us see How Long Do You Boil Ribs Before Grilling?

How Long to Grill the Ribs Before Grilling

The time it takes to cook ribs on a barbecue varies on the grill and the type of ribs. As a result, there is no such thing as an exact cooking time for a rack of ribs.

However, if you stay to the standard grill temperature range, medium-sized meat should cook in around 3 hours. Cooking time for smaller-sized ribs should be approximately two hours. A thick slab of ribs should be cook for approximately 4 hours, while a thick slab with a vertical rack should be cook for an additional 30 minutes to an hour.


Low and slow cooking pork ribs on a gas grill offers the advantage of automatically monitoring temperature. Grilling pork ribs is best done low and slow, and you can quickly manage the heat by turning the burners up or down. When compared to traditional charcoal grills, utilising gas grills may be more easier.

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