BBQ & Grilled Pork Rib Recipes

Succulent, smoky pork ribs are tender and finger-licking good. Try these top-rated recipes for dry rubs and sauces that are a match made in backyard heaven.

Staff Picks

Pork Spare Ribs

Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs

Rating: Unrated
22
These make real mouth-watering 'Pig-cicles'! They take a while to cook, and when you eat them, you'll have pork fat smeared from ear to ear! Mmm! Mmm! I like to smoke with hickory wood, but any of your favorite will suffice.
Pork Spare Ribs

Robin's Spicy Ribs

Rating: Unrated
6
A great recipe that you can make ahead and marinate overnight. If you like your barbecue ribs a little on the spicy side, you will love these ribs! Great with potato salad and baked beans.
Pork Spare Ribs

Texas Pork Ribs

Rating: Unrated
279
This is a multiple prize-winning master recipe. It has several steps that can be used on pork spareribs, country-style ribs, or pretty much any other type of pork rib; simply adjust oven time up for meatier cuts. Use some soaked wood chips on the barbecue. The smokier the grill, the better the ribs will taste!
Pork Spare Ribs

Slow Smoked Pork Spareribs

Rating: Unrated
9
Pork spareribs are rubbed with a sweet and spicy dry rub, slowly smoked over red wine and fruits, then finished on the grill with a sticky barbeque sauce.
Pork Spare Ribs

Drunken Ribs

Rating: Unrated
10
This recipe is one my favorites, it is one I found one day when I was experimenting. My family and friends enjoyed it and I hope you will too!
Pork Baby Back Ribs

Sweet Smoked Pork Ribs

Rating: Unrated
99
A sweet recipe for smoked pork ribs. I usually use baby back ribs but have had great success with spare ribs as well.
Pork Baby Back Ribs

Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

Rating: Unrated
595
A foolproof, simple recipe for the most tender, delectable ribs you've ever had. Follow the directions exactly, and success is guaranteed!
Pork Spare Ribs

Simple Country Ribs

Rating: Unrated
445
Extra tender, extra flavorful ribs, bursting with barbeque flavor.
Pork Country-Style Ribs

Grilled Country Style Ribs

Rating: Unrated
13
Been fixin' ribs for a long time and never had a complaint; they just kept comin' back for more.
Pork Baby Back Ribs

Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Rating: Unrated
1036
Man, when your guests bite into these at the Memorial Day cookout, they'll savor meat so tender and juicy that it slides right off the bone and gets you the respect you deserve! I have found that the major restaurant chains who make this awesome dish pre-cook their ribs SLOWLY before the quick grilling process.
Pork Baby Back Ribs

Quick Baby Back Ribs

Rating: Unrated
61
This is an easy recipe for ribs which won't be tough, like smoked ribs, or fall off the bone, like braised ribs. These ribs are done the right way, and I've never had better ribs than this.
Pork Baby Back Ribs

Barbequed Ribs

Rating: Unrated
388
Two day ribs, but worth the effort. Baked and marinated with a rub overnight, then grilled with barbecue sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Barbequed Ribs

"Wow, this recipe made my wife—who can't really handle meat on the bone—turn into a carnivore. Her plate looked like a T-Rex den after dinner! – Chef Brando

Prize-Winning Baby Back Ribs

"Spices on point! Kept on grill for 2 hours over indirect heat. Awesome." – ALAN

Keto BBQ Ribs

Going keto? Don't sacrifice flavor. You can enjoy barbecued pork ribs, with as much flavor as you like. If you prefer a spicy version, simply add about 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the rub. This version is mild enough for anyone.