Do you enjoy eating grilled ribs on a fine Sunday afternoon at a friend’s cow ribs party? You do and now want to have the same fun with your family right. But the problem is you do not know how to cook ribs on the gas grill in foil. Well don’t worry as today we bring to you the ultimate guide to grilling ribs. Take a quick look at the things to come:
- GRILL THE RIBS
- TIPS AND OTHER METHODS OF COOKING
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get grilling!
GRILL THE RIBS
Grilling ribs to perfection is an art in itself. A perfectly grilled rib just tastes perfect and is tender when torn at. No matter how you grill your ribs, you should have these items in hand before you start:
- Good quality ribs
- Wood chips
- Aluminum foil
Also, wash the ribs with water and apply the rib rub of your choice. To your knowledge, rib rub is simply the seasoning and pastes that you apply to the ribs.
Now as you gather these items and do the needful, let’s look at the first grilling method.
HOW TO COOK RIBS ON GAS GRILL FAST
Your gas grill needs to be set up before being used. To it is pretty easy to set up actually. Select a gas grill with two burners and create smoke bombs by using the wood chips.
To create a smoke bomb, place the wood chips in foil and make holes in the foil. Place these bombs on one side of the grill.
Now to grill the ribs:
- Heat the grill till 200F.
- Once the temperature is reached, put oil on the grill.
- Wait till the smoke bombs start smoking.
- Once they start smoking place the ribs on the other side.
- Note that turn on the burner of the side with the smoke bombs. Direct heat will destroy the ribs.
- Close the lid and let the rib cook for 30 mins.
- After 30 mins, open the lid and turn the rib on its other side.
- Cook for another 30 mins. Cook in foils for extra taste.
- Check the rib by poking a knife into it.
- If the knife comes out clean, your rib is ready to eat.
Your St. Louis style ribs can be cooked in a similar way by cooking each side for 1 and a half hours. So, no need to look for how to cook St Louis ribs on the gas grill in foil.
That was just one way of cooking. Let’s now see,
HOW TO COOK RIBS ON A CHARCOAL GRILL IN FOIL
Grilling on a charcoal grill is another story altogether. Nevertheless, the preparation of the ribs remains the same and you do not need smoke bombs on a charcoal grill.
On that note, here are the steps for the charcoal grill:
- Open the grill and remove its grate.
- Fill charcoal in and place a foil filled with water to balance the heat.
- Light a medium fire on the grill and replace the grate.
- Heat the grill till 275F.
- Cook the ribs for 2 hours, changing the side every 30 mins.
- After two hours, wrap the ribs in foil and cook for 30 mins more.
- Serve it hot.
Now the above two options are pretty economical time-wise but if you enjoy slow-cooked ribs, then do not miss the next section.
HOW TO SLOW COOK RIBS ON A WEBER GRILL
It is our duty to tell you that Weber grills are the best grills that are available in the market and you need a Weber grill only to enjoy slow-cooked ribs.
The method is the same as the charcoal one, the only difference being in cooking time and grill temperature. To slow cook ribs, keep the grill temperature at 225F and add charcoal only on one side of the grill. Also, place the ribs on the other side.
As to the cooking time, cook the ribs for 3 to 6 hours to get the best taste. It may seem time-consuming but believe us, the taste is worth the wait and cost of the Weber grill which starts from $59.99 only.
If by any chance you want to try out the country-style ribs, then we have the recipe just next for you.
HOW TO GRILL COUNTRY STYLE RIBS ON CHARCOAL
Making country-style ribs requires country ribs which can only be found at a country meat shop. We suggest that you plan this grilling well in advance and go to some countryside to get the whole feel.
Also prepare the ribs by seasoning them with onion and garlic paste and in addition to that prepare the special countryside sauce by mixing,
- Barbeque sauce
- Cider vinegar
- Hot pepper sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- And mustard,
in a bowl. Now grill the ribs like before on a charcoal grill but for only 22.5 mins on each side. After that apply the sauce, you prepared on both sides, and grill further for 15 mins.
Serve them hot.
Now the different methods take different times. Here is a quick glance at the different times taken.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GRILL RIBS?
Primarily, grilling ribs takes different times on different grills and methods.
On the gas grill, it would take you 1 hour each for cooking the rib on both sides. On the charcoal grill, it will take 2 and a half hours to properly cook the grill and slow cooking on a weber grill can take up to 6 hours. The country-style one will take a total of 1 hour also.
You can pick the cooking method with the most suitable cooking time for you.
So far, we have only talked about grilling. What to do if you crave BBQ. Just read on, that’s all!
HOW TO BBQ RIBS IN FOIL ON A GAS GRILL
Before starting the BBQ, note that BBQing is different from grilling. The main difference is in the time taken. Further differences will be clearer as we discuss the BBQ process.
The preparation for the gas grill and seasoning will remain the same as the gas grill section. For the BBQ, you will need:
- Hot pepper sauce
- BBQ sauce
Mix these four together to make a sauce. Now to BBQ:
- Wrap the ribs in foil.
- Place them on the grill and cook for an hour.
- Remove the ribs from the grill and remove the foil.
- Place back the ribs on the grill and apply the sauce on one side.
- Grill the sauced side for 15 mins and then turn the ribs.
- Apply sauce on the other side and grill for another 15 mins.
- Serve hot.
We are almost done but here are some much needed,
TIPS AND OTHER METHODS OF COOKING
Following the recipe is not enough. Great ribs are made by careful cooking. The following extra methods and tips will enhance the taste of your ribs significantly.
Fall Off The Bone Ribs On Gas Grill
Ribs that fall of the bones as you pick them up to eat are just a delicacy.
To make such ribs, use a gas grill. The method again is the same for the gas grill. Just for this one, grill them in foils the whole time and grill for 4 hours. Wait 10 mins before serving after the grilling.
You will be surprised by the results. Now if you are cooking them in the oven then see,
How Long To Cook Ribs In Oven At 350 Without Foil
When cooking in the oven, a temperature of 350 degrees is best. Cook for 2 hours to get the perfect taste. Do not use foil.
Talking of tips brown sugar can do wonders with ribs. Here’s why.
Wrapping Ribs In Foil With Brown Sugar
As grilling the ribs does not involve applying sauce on them, sometimes they do not get tender. A simple fix to that is wrapping the ribs with brown sugar in foil. The brown sugar creates moisture as it melts which makes the ribs even more tender.
If you do not want to wrap the ribs in foil, simply apply brown sugar on top of them.
It’s now time for some,
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How do you grill ribs on a propane grill in foil?
The cooking method will be the same as for a gas grill with foil.
- How long do you grill ribs in tin foil?
For 30 mins each side.
- Should I wrap ribs in foil when grilling?
Yes, as it enhances the taste.
Let’s sum everything up now.
Finally, we close our extensive and exhaustive talk on grilling the ribs in foil. We hope that you have been able to understand the different grilling methods and what different grills can do. Use the knowledge you gained to grill your ribs to perfection regardless of the type. Now you can also host a rib grilling party without any stress. We will be back again with more cooking ideas and tips. Till then enjoy your ribs!