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How to Make Ribs on the Gas Grill

Making Baby Back Ribs on the Gas Grill can be done. If you don't have a smoker you can still make tender smoky baby back ribs on your gas grill that everyone will absolutely love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword Baby Back Ribs, Gas Grill Hack, Gas Grill Ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 6
Calories 584kcal

Equipment

  • Gas Grill

Ingredients

Instructions

Prepare the gas grill for smoking

  • Tear of 4 sheets of aluminum foil (18x24in.) pour 2 cups of wood chips in the center of each sheet and fold in the size to form a pouch. Poke about 12 holes in the foil to let the smoke vent out.
  • Remove the grill grate on one side of the grill and place one foil pouch on top of the flavorrizing bars with the vent holes facing up. Place the grill grates back on and turn the burner that are touching the foil pouch on medium high.
  • Fill alluminum half pan on top of the grill grates over the foil and fill about ¾ full of water. This will take a while to heat up but it will help keep the ribs moist and help maintain even temperature.
  • Adjust the burners to reach and maintain a temperature between 275-300 degrees F. Make sure you have enough space to place the ribs over indirect heat.

Baby Back Ribs Cooking Instructions

  • Prep the ribs by removing the menbrane of the back side of the ribs and trim any bone fragments or excess fat. Brush about 2 tbsp of mustard on each rack then season liberally with dry rub.
  • Once the Grill is up to temperature Place the ribs on the grill grates on the oppisite side of the water pan over indirect heat. Smoke the ribs for 1 hour before sliding the water pan over, remove the grill grate and replace the foil pouch with a fresh one. Replace the foil pouch once an hour with a fresh one.
  • The ribs will smoke for 3 hours before you will mop with a 50/50 blend of apple juice and apple cider vinegar. You can add a few teaspoons of liquid smoke to add a little extra smoke flavor. After the 4th foil pouch has burned off its time to wrap the ribs in foil.
  • Add a few tbsp of butter to each rack before wrapping in foil and cooking for about 90 minutes. Unwrap the ribs and brush with bbq sauce and cook for 20-30 minutes to let the bbq sauce set. Slice and serve the ribs and no one will know you smoked these baby back ribs on a gas grill.
  • Unwrap the ribs and brush with bbq sauce and cook for 20-30 minutes to let the bbq sauce set. Slice and serve the ribs and no one will know you smoked these baby back ribs on a gas grill.

Notes

Serving size is about ⅓ rack of ribs
 WHEN REMOVING FOIL POUCH WOOD CHIPS WILL STILL BE HOT!!!
DO NOT THROW IN TRASH!! USE TONGS AND SUBMERGE THE. POUCHES IN WATER BEFORE DISPOSING!!

Nutrition

Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 3mg