Baby Back Ribs on a Gas Grill

Baby Back Ribs on the gas grill with BBQ sauce

Summertime is all about the backyard BBQ’s with family and friends. But what if you love baby back ribs but do not want to dedicate hours to smoking them or maybe you only have a gas grill. No worries, I have tested this method on my gas grill on multiple occasions and the outcome is delicious. You may be asking yourself how do I get that smokey flavor from a gas grill? I asked myself the same thing so after a ton of research I found this gas grill tutorial on The Spruce Eats. Like I said I have tried this method on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed. The picture above are Mino Prime Baby Backs I made on my Napoleon gas grill. So if your craving ribs and you love to invest some time into food then try this step by step recipe.

All you will need are some Racks, a grill with at least 2 burners and enough propane to last. Running out sucks trust me I have done it.

Tools and Ingredients

  • A full fuel tank
  • Mino Prime Steaks Baby Back Ribs
  • Good Rib Rub or Mino Prime Pork Rub
  • Wood Chips or Chunks for smoke
  • Aluminum Foil
  • BBQ Sauce

Directions for Cooking Baby Backs on a Gas Grill

Set up Grill for Indirect Cooking

What is indirect cooking? Simply put its using the outside burners to provide heat while the inside burners are left off. So for 4 burner grills turn the outside burners to medium high and leave the inside two off. This is where you will be placing the racks of ribs.

Prepare your Ribs

  • Mino Prime Ribs already have the membrane removed and have been trimmed. The only thing you need to do is rinse them and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Season the Racks

  • Apply a generous amount of rub to every side of your racks, covering all surfaces including the sides.
  • Use your favorite rub or grab the Pork rub seasoning from Mino Prime
  • No need for a binder unless you would like to use it

Make smoke bombs

  • Place 1/2 cup of damp, NOT WET, woodchips ( cherry or hickory works well) on a piece of foil
  • Wrap the wood chips so that one side has a single layer of foil. Poke several holes through the foil to let the smoke out.
  • Put the bombs underneath the cooking grate as close as possible to the burner your using to create indirect heat.
  • TIP: You need to preheat the grill hot enough to get the combustion of the wood started. Once the smoke is coming out turn down the heat, place the ribs on the indirect cooking area and close the lid.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place the Rib Racks bone side down on the grill, close the lid and adjust the temperature until it holds at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the ribs for 30 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE LID
  2. After 30 minutes its time to wrap them tightly in foil. Before tightly sealing the foil add a generous amount of apple juice to the packet. You need to make sure the packet is tightly sealed so no juice will leak out.
  3. After sealing your foil packets tightly, place the racks back onto the indirect cooking area, close the lid and increase the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit . This allows the ribs to steam for optimal tenderness
  4. After 30 minutes of steaming in the foil turn the heat down to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, unwrap them and place them back onto the indirect cooking surface to finish them.
  5. After placing them back onto the grill coat one side with BBQ sauce, close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes open the lid and flip the rack to apply sauce on the other side, close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Repeat this process for another 30 minutes, 5 minutes after the last coat, remove the racks, cut and serve!

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