Do you consider yourself a grilling aficionado? Cooking on your propane grill is an absolutely delightful hobby performed the most during summer. Sipping on beer and cooking outdoors while getting into deep discussions about Game of Thrones with your friends is simply the best. While cooking burgers or even steaks on the grill can be relatively simple, there is truly an art to cooking truly mouthwatering pork ribs. Today, we would like to offer some tips on cooking delicious ribs:
We recommend choosing pork ribs over beef ribs because they are easier to grill. However, beef ribs are quite delicious as well if you are up for the challenge.If you are searching for the highest-quality pork ribs, look for heritage pork, which can be harder to find. Heritage pork is not bred to be as lean as most of the pork products that you will find in grocery stores, so it will be juicier.
Prior to cooking ribs, you’ll need to cover them with a dry rub. A variety of dry rubs are available in supermarkets, but you could also make a dry rub on your own. We recommend using a dry rub by mixing salt, freshly ground pepper, and cayenne pepper for ribs. Keep in mind that cayenne is spicy, so it’s better to add a little at a time; you can always add more spice, but you cannot take it away. Once the dry rub is applied, it needs to sit on the ribs for about 30 minutes.
This part of the process may disappoint you, but the most delicious ribs are precooked in an oven first. All you have to do is wrap your ribs in foil and bake them in a preheated oven set at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Precooking helps draw out the natural juices of the ribs and adds to their juiciness and flavor.
Grilling The Ribs
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when grilling ribs is that they grill them over direct heat. For optimal results, grill your ribs over indirect heat so that they won’t dry out. To create indirect heat on your propane grill, heat one side to medium heat (about 325 degrees) and leave the other side unheated. Cook your ribs on the unheated side with the lid down for two hours. Do NOT check the ribs for the first 30 minutes so that delicious juices aren’t released. Try to refrain from checking on the ribs repeatedly because they will dry out from the constant opening and closing of the lid. You’ll know that your ribs are ready when you can use a fork to easily pull the meat off of the ribs. If you prefer your ribs to be covered in sauce, this is the time to toss them in your sauce of choice. Let your ribs cool for 10- 15 minutes for optimal results.
Cooking ribs is a longer and more involved process, but the results are absolutely worth it. Make sure that your propane never runs out by using DiSanto Propane to deliver your home propane in upstate New York.