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How To Boil Ribs For Grilling

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Boiling Ribs For Grilling

How To Boil Ribs For Grilling? When cooking ribs on a gas barbecue, it may be difficult to produce a proper BBQ flavor. The reason for this is that, while gas grills are perfect for quick and hot cooking, excellent and tender ribs need lengthy grilling at a low temperature.

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.

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

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.

More Steps To Boil Ribs Before Grilling

  • Meanwhile, combine the marmalade and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Continue to whisk until everything is well mixed. This shouldn’t take more than a minute or two. If your grill has a side burner, you may do this straight on it.
  • Remove the ribs from the pan and ladle the marmalade sauce over them. Check to see if it is well coated.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes after covering the grill. Then go through the process again. Remove the ribs from the grill with care and set them on a large chopping board to cool for a few minutes.
  • Cut the ribs between the bones with a sharp knife and serve!

Preparing The Grill And Ribs 

Start by prepping your grill for cooking. Generally, you’ll want to clean the grills with a wire brush and coat them with a light layer of oil to prevent sticking. If you’re using a gas grill, make sure to bring it up to high heat before cooking. For an oven, set the temperature at 350°F.

Next, prepare your ribs in a marinade or dry rub if desired. You can also use a smoker for this step, but it’s unnecessary! Place the ribs on the grill and cook them for 45-60 minutes if they’re in a marinade or 1 hour if they’re dry rubbed.

How long you cook your ribs will depend on how much meat is on each track and how you like them cooked. When you remove the ribs from the grill or oven, place them under aluminum foil until ready to serve, so they stay moist and tender.

When grilling, be sure to have plenty of water nearby at all times in case any flare-ups could cause grease fires!

Boiling Ribs in Water For Grilling

Start with a full water bottle. Spray the grill with water before you put on any food. You can do this before or after you light the grill. The goal is to create a moist cooking environment for your food.

Why does this technique work? Grilling without a layer of water between the meat and the grill’s heat will cook out any moisture in your meat, leaving it dry and tough. So, by spraying some water on your grill before you start grilling, you’ll add flavor and moisture to your ribs or other food!

You can also add some flavor to your ribs by mixing up a marinade with seasonings like garlic salt, onion powder, and brown sugar. The flavors from the rub will penetrate the meat while it cooks over indirect heat on your grill. Now that’s an unbeatable rib recipe!

Final Verdict

Grilling ribs is a great way to enjoy an outdoor barbecue, but it can also be a daunting task. There’s a lot of information about how to do it, and many of those tips aren’t that helpful. We’re going to share some of the best tips for grilling ribs that will keep them moist and delicious every time.