how to bbq beef ribs on gas grill

Grilling BBQ Beef RibsStart by preheating your grill at 250°F.Place the meatier side of the ribs down on the grill over indirect heat.Cook for about 2 hours, turning every 20 minutes.Baste with barbecue sauce (pour the BBQ sauce over the meat) in the last 10-20 minutes.Serve it warm and enjoy.

  1. Start by preheating your grill at 250°F.
  2. Place the meatier side of the ribs down on the grill over indirect heat.
  3. Cook for about 2 hours, turning every 20 minutes.
  4. Baste with barbecue sauce (pour the BBQ sauce over the meat) in the last 10-20 minutes.
  5. Serve it warm and enjoy.

How Many Ribs Do I Need Per Person?

Two racks of beef back ribs typically serves 4-5 people. There are 8 ribs per rack, so that works out to 3-4 ribs per person. That may sound like a large portion, 3-4 of those big, chunky ribs. But there’s a lot of bone to these, and less meat. Note that if your store sells the beef ribs individually cut instead of in racks, you’ll want 16 ribs.

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What Kind Of Beef Ribs To Use

For this recipe, we’re using beef back ribs. They are usually sold as a full rack like in the picture below that has two ribs cut off of it. You’ll be cutting the rack into individual ribs with one bone running through each one, very similar to the kinds of pork ribs that you might be more familiar with.

how to bbq beef ribs on gas grill

If you have a different kind of ribs, don’t worry! Follow my recipe for beef short ribs instead which benefit from a braising cook method or Flanken ribs which can also be grilled. Or if you have pork, you can use my baby rack ribs recipe or my Instant Pot ribs recipe which can be used for spare ribs as well.

Grilling BBQ Beef RibsStart by preheating your grill at 250°F.Place the meatier side of the ribs down on the grill over indirect heat.Cook for about 2 hours, turning every 20 minutes.Baste with barbecue sauce (pour the BBQ sauce over the meat) in the last 10-20 minutes.Serve it warm and enjoy.

FAQ

How long does it take to grill ribs on gas grill?

Use indirect heat to grill pork ribs until very tender, about 2 hours, then brush them with barbecue sauce or a vinegar-based mop and grill over medium direct heat until glazed, about 10 minutes.

Should I cook ribs in foil on gas grill?

Foil-Wrapped Ribs On The Grill. Wrapping your ribs are key if you want to lock in all of the moisture and flavor! Double wrap each rack of ribs securely and enjoy some ribs in no time.

What is the best temperature to BBQ beef ribs?

Once you start cooking the ribs, you can’t leave the pit or grill unattended for any more than about 20 minutes. You’ll need to continually check that the temperature remains between 250 and 275 degrees F at all times in the grill. If it gets too hot, shut the top and bottom drafts to smother the fire.

Do you wrap beef ribs to grill?

You do not need to wrap the smoked beef ribs, this is an optional step that will speed up the cook and gently braise the meat. I’ve found this is a helpful step to make sure they are extra tender. Once the beef ribs hit 165-170°F, it’s time to wrap them tightly in butcher paper (the type used for BBQ).

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