Grilled Pork Loin Back Ribs Recipe

How to quickly (gas grill) the best pork ribs, including a delectably simple pork rub seasoning and a straightforward mop sauce.

All text and opinions are mine, despite this post being sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

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How to (Gas) Grill The Best Pork Ribs – Easy Method 🔗

How to easily (gas) grill the best pork ribs. Includes a deliciously easy pork rub seasoning and a simple mop sauce. No special tools needed.

Prep: 20min

Total: 80min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 288 kcal, Carbohydrate 35 g, Protein 16 g, Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Sodium 69 mg, Fiber 2 g, Sugar 20 g, servingSize 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup pork seasoning rub ((see below for a recipe))
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade ((peach preserves or apricot preserves))
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large disposable aluminum tray
  • aluminum foil

Instruction:

  1. Remove pork ribs from the packaging and pat ribs dry with a paper towel. Spray the aluminum pan with nonstick cooking spray or rub with oil. Place ribs into pan. Remove silver skin from the back side of the ribs.
  2. Sprinkle some of the pork rub seasoning onto the back of the ribs. It’s called ‘rub’ for a reason. So you want to really get in there and rub and press it in. Note: if you’d like, you can cut the rack of ribs in half to make it easier to handle on the grill later.
  3. Flip the ribs over and season the opposite side. The rule of thumb with rub seasoning is however much naturally sticks to the ribs is enough. Whatever falls off after rubbing it in can be discarded. Pour apple juice into the bottom of the pan. Cover pan with aluminum foil and place into the fridge until your grill is ready.
  4. Preheat grill to 300f degrees. It's important to try to maintain this temperature through the cooking process so your ribs don't cook too fast. I have 3 burners and I will usually keep the middle burner off and just keep the two end burners on low so it's a nice, low, indirect heat for the ribs.
  5. Clean the grill grates and carefully wipe them down with a bit of oil (you'll need nice, clean, nonstick grates a little later.) Place pan of ribs onto grill. Cover grill and cook for about an hour (maintaining 300f degrees during the cooking process.) You may need up to 2 hours for these ribs so plan accordingly (especially if you are having difficulty keeping the temperature at a consistent temperature.)
  6. Ribs are done when an inserted meat thermometer (into the thickest part of the meat – away from the bone) reaches 145f degrees. Carefully remove ribs from the pan and place directly on the grill. Ensure heat stays on low.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small pot over medium heat, whisk together marmalade and vinegar. Continue to whisk until it’s combined well. This should only take a minute or two. You can do this on the grill if you have a side burner attached to your grill.
  8. Take pot off heat and baste the cooked ribs with the marmalade sauce. Make sure to coat it well.
  9. Cover grill and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Then repeat the process one more time. Carefully remove the ribs off the grill and place on a large cutting board and allow the meat to rest and cool for a few minutes.
  10. With a sharp knife, carefully cut the ribs between the bones and serve!

FAQ

How do you grill boneless pork loin back ribs?

Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature registers 145°F on a meat thermometer. Rest for 3 minutes. Cut into 5-7 boneless backrib pieces. Serve.

How long does it take to cook ribs on the grill?

Use visual cues to determine when your ribs are finished cooking; you want them to be tender and easily pierced with a fork, but not completely falling off the bone.

What is the 3 2 1 method for grilling ribs?

In essence, making 3 2 1 ribs involves smoking the ribs for 3 hours on the pellet grill, wrapping them in foil for 2 hours while they continue to cook on the grill, and then cooking them for 1 hour while unwrapped and doused in barbecue sauce.

How do you cook pork ribs on a gas grill?

In essence, making 3 2 1 ribs involves smoking the ribs for 3 hours on the pellet grill, wrapping them in foil for 2 hours while they continue to cook on the grill, and then cooking them for 1 hour while unwrapped and doused in barbecue sauce.

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