of the biggest problems one encounters when barbecuing ribs
is how they often become dried out and tough. If you are looking
to create rib creations that keep the moisture in, try these
little tricks. It may seem like a little extra work, but in
the end it is worth it to get succulent ribs with the flair
that comes from barbecuing them on the grill.
It may seem kind of silly to cook the ribs first, but it is
a good idea to boil the ribs ahead of time. This way you know
the meat is done, but you have not dried it out over the barbecue
flame. Boiling the ribs will keep them moist, and juicy, and
then you have only to baste them with your favorite barbecue
sauce as you touch them up over the grill. They still have
that great flame grilled taste, and your friends will wonder
how you managed to keep them tender and juicy.
If you want even more flavor, you can cook them in the oven
first. Get a roasting pan and marinate your ribs in whatever
it is you like on them: barbecue sauce, spices, a little brown
sugar. Marinate in the fridge for at least a couple hours,
and then put them in the over for two to three hours. You
can loosely cover them with a tent of aluminum foil to help
trap in the moisture. After the ribs are cooked to your liking,
toss them on the grill for that final, flavorful touch. If
you have a charcoal grill, this can especially add a delicious
Another way to get good barbecue ribs is to cook them in a
large crockpot. This is not practical for beef ribs, but it
works well for pork ribs, provided that you do not have too
many. This can be an extra tasty way to deliver slow cooked
flavor and texture and then touch it up on the grill. The
combination makes an extra tasty grilling experience.
Even if you have a gas barbecue grill, it is possible to add
flavor during the grilling, if you desire. Little wood chips
used in smoking jerky meats can also be used with your grill.
Simply find some small lava rocks (available at most landscape
stores and nurseries) and place a few of them down in the
grill. Sprinkle with the wood shreds. This can add flavor
to your ribs, and even to any cut of meat. Just be careful
that your grill can handle the addition. This can be very
dangerous if you are not careful. Also remember that leaving
the meat drippings from other grilling experiences on the
grill section can also add flavor.
Grilling on the barbecue is a delicious proposition anytime.
However, ribs can be especially challenging. If you are looking
for a way to add the flavor of the grill to your ribs without
sacrificing tenderness, try the above tips. This way you can
enjoy juicy ribs with the added taste that comes from a barbecue
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