Happy Fourth of July! What a perfect day to celebrate and make this BBQ Ribs Recipe for our Fourth of July Celebration! Of course, it’s hubby’s fave activity so he already got some great-looking ribs and marinated them yesterday. I’m thinking of making some slaw or salad to go with it. Or maybe the Cheesy Baked Potatoes would be perfect with the ribs, don’t you think?
Get your Grill Ready for this BBQ Ribs Recipe
The first thing you gotta do before grilling is to choose the best type of ribs. Here are some tips to help you choose the best type of pork ribs based on your recipe:
- Baby Back Ribs – As the name suggests, this comes from high up the back of the pig. Baby back ribs have a slight curve and are lean, contain very little cartilage, and meaty. You can just season them with a dry rub and cook them in the smoker or grill. A versatile type of ribs with a lot of recipes to make.
- Pork Spareribs – The difference of pork spareribs is that they are closer to the belly and are larger because they may extend up to the front. Spareribs are the most common and are more fatty because they are closer to the belly. The best way to cook pork ribs is to put them in the smoker for a long time to melt out the fat.
- St. Louis Style Ribs – The St. Louis ribs come from the same are as the spareribs so they are also a bit fatty. The difference is that they have been trimmed and cut off in smaller, more manageable pieces.
- Country Style Pork Ribs – This cut comes from the upper shoulder and are meatier. There is also another type where you can get boneless long strips of muscled meat with inter-coastal meat. You would also need a knife and fork to eat this. Since they are meatier, you need to cook them longer to achieve the perfect texture.
Let’s Celebrate 4th of July!
For those of you who were unable marinate their ribs in advance, here is an easy recipe that you can cook a few hours before the celebration. This is also a great recipe for those who do not have a grill or can’t grill outdoors. All you need is your trusty baking pan and you’re all set!
Enjoy and have a blast!
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Pork BBQ Ribs Recipe
- 2 1/2 lbs Country-style pork ribs or any ribs of your choice
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1 cup barbecue sauce homemade or store-bought
- In a large pot, place the ribs and fill it with just enough water to cover the ribs.
- Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Boil until tender, about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Remove the ribs from the pot and drain well. Grab your baking pan and place the ribs on it.
- Pour the barbecue sauce all over the ribs and cover in aluminum foil.
- Bake for 1.5 hours or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).