How to Cook Ribs

Love barbecue? Follow these easy tips to cook ribs at home!

Get ready for sticky, saucy fingers and lip-smacking goodness when you learn how to cook ribs at home. Slow and low are the watchwords for cooking ribs – keeping them at a low heat for a long time leaves you with tender, fall-off-the-bone meat.

Coat racks of ribs with your favorite dry rub or spice blend, then place in a large foil-lined baking sheet in an oven or directly onto the grates of a gas or charcoal grill over low heat (300 or less) for at least two hours, flipping often, until the meat caramelizes and is tender enough to pull away from the bone with your fingers. Finish with your favorite barbecue sauce, if desired.

Sticky Pork Ribs 
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
Drizzle of olive oil
1 Tbsp. tomato ketchup
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Generous splash of soy sauce
2 lb. meaty pork spare ribs

4 Servings

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). To make the sauce, combine the honey, mustard, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, paprika, and oil in a bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper, and mix well.

2. Slather the sauce all over the ribs, then place them in a shallow roasting pan without crowding, and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the ribs are no longer pink on the inside and well charred on the outside. Serve with pita bread and a crisp green salad.

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More Rib Recipes:
Peachy Baby Back Ribs 
Barbecued Spare Ribs 
Kansas City-Style Spareribs

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