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

Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Ribs

Rating: 4.56 stars
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.

Robin's Spicy Ribs

Rating: 4.43 stars
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.

Texas Pork Ribs

Rating: 4.68 stars
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!

Slow Smoked Pork Spareribs

Rating: 3.67 stars
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.

Drunken Ribs

Rating: 4.71 stars
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!

Sweet Smoked Pork Ribs

Rating: 4.53 stars
A sweet recipe for smoked pork ribs. I usually use baby back ribs but have had great success with spare ribs as well.

Quick Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.67 stars
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.

Simple Country Ribs

Rating: 4.65 stars
Extra tender, extra flavorful ribs, bursting with barbeque flavor.

Not Your Every Day Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Rating: 4.63 stars
Our family's favorite. Slightly sweet and spicy, with a light non-tomato based baste that doesn't overpower the delicious falling-off-the-bone meat. We have also used this recipe on pork shoulder. Divine! BBQ sauce is never needed, but if you must, only use your favorite! Enjoy!

Chef John's Copycat McRib® Sandwich

Rating: 4.6 stars
I tip my cap to a certain fast food franchise for coming up with the idea for a boneless baby back rib sandwich, the only downside being that they use about 60 mystery ingredients-- ribs not necessarily being one of them. That's why you should try this easy homemade version with real ribs; simply bake, chill, cut, sauce, finish on the grill, and voila! One of the best sandwiches I've ever had.

Spicy Korean Ribs

Rating: 4.71 stars
These spicy Korean ribs are a family favorite recipe, picked it from the local paper. Best if left in the fridge overnight, the flavors are a lot stronger. The more sauce, the better! Serve with Asian sesame coleslaw.

Carolina Style Ribs

Rating: 4.19 stars
Mustard based sauces are definitively South Carolina. This one will definitely satisfy your needs. This is for the big fatty ribs, not the baby backs. Do not trim the fat from the ribs. This method renders out fat and keeps ribs moist. If you do not have a smoker available, this can also be done in the oven.

Inspiration and Ideas

Barbequed Ribs
Rating: Unrated
"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
CCRyder's Cider-Smoked Ribs
Rating: Unrated
"Great recipe. These are fall-off-the-bone ribs." -- bfdscarecrow1

Grilled Country Style Ribs

Rating: 4.57 stars

Been fixin' ribs for a long time and never had a complaint; they just kept comin' back for more.