How To Pre Boil Rib Before Grilling

How To Pre Boil Rib Before Grilling

How To Pre Boil Rib Before 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.

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 Pre 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 Pre 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!

How You Can Keep Your Ribs Moist 

There are multiple ways to keep ribs moist when cooking. One way is to use the pre-grilled water technique.

This technique involves spraying your grill with water before adding the ribs and vegetables for cooking. The water will help create steam, which will help keep the meat from drying out.

This is a great technique for any grilling! You can use it for beef, pork, or chicken and vegetables. It’s also a good idea to make sure that you spray with water before putting anything on the grill and after removing it from the grill.

Another way to keep your ribs moist is by adding some liquid to the bottom of your foil pack before wrapping your ribs in foil. This ensures they’ll stay juicy while still getting charred on the outside.

So don’t be afraid to put some effort into cooking your ribs right! It takes a little bit of patience, but you’ll have delicious results for dinner tonight, no matter what!

How Long to Grill the Ribs

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.

How To Prep The Grill With Water 

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!


Low and slow cooking pork ribs on a gas barbecue have the added benefit of automatically monitoring the temperature. Grilling pork ribs is best done low and slow, and you can control the heat rapidly by turning the burners up or down. Using gas grills may be easier than using conventional charcoal barbecues.

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