CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WITH TENDER, MOIST, FALL OFF THE BONE BABY BACK RIBS!
I have used dry rubs many times on ribs and I like it very much but I prefer wet drippy, sticky BBQ sauce that makes you want to lick all the sticky goodness from your fingers.
I have also taken the time to make my own BBQ sauce which turns out really nice but with all the great tasty BBQ sauces on the market today it’s just easier to pick up your favorite bottle and use that instead to slather on the ribs while they bake. Yes I bake my ribs first before I put them on the grill, they come up juicier, really moist and fall off the bone tender when they are slow baked first. I grill them after they are baked to get some of that on the grill smoky goodness for a few minutes, this way it keeps the sugar in the BBQ sauce from burning and drying out the ribs. This method is easy, just pour a bottle of favorite BBQ sauce over a rack of ribs, make sure to slather both sides, cover with foil and bake at 250 for 5 hours, the last hour remove the foil and bake basting every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to cool. Slice the ribs every third rib and place on the grill for about 30 to 40 seconds to get a little bit of a char without burning, so watch carefully.
You can bake the ribs two to three day before. Bring the ribs to room temperature before you put them on the grill.
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