Slow Cooked on the Grill Ribs

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Slow Cooked on the Grill Ribs are the best around! Make them for any summer dinner and enjoy the flavor! You’re going to want to make them again!

Love love love the grill!  It just makes everything more summery. It means summer has begun and it’s time to get our Summer Food on! Slow Cooked Ribs are amazing – no for this recipe you will not be getting out your slow cooker – these Ribs are slow cooked on the Grill. That’s right on the Grill. They are amazing (I swear!)

Slow Cooked on the Grill Ribs are the best around! Make them for any summer dinner and enjoy the flavor! You'll want to get the BBQ fired up again ASAP!

This isn’t a grill and be done with it kind of meal – this takes 2-3 hours on the grill so you need to have time!  But the result is SO worth the time.  It’s the perfect food for a day spent outside in the backyard! Grab a delicious cocktail and get to grilling. We made an afternoon outside and truly enjoyed the results. My advice? Make 2 racks and enjoy the leftovers. I mean if you’re going to have it going all day, might as well have some left to eat later!

I can’t lie, this is one meal that I did not make. My husband is the grill master at our house – including making Slow Cooked Ribs. He did amazing, and the recipe is a keeper for us. We’ve made them again (already) since the first time we tried them out. Seriously so good!

Homemade Grill Rub

Make sure to use our grill rub to get a perfect taste!  I didn’t really measure just made sure all the meat had it on there!  YUM, the grill rub absolutely made the dish. You could buy a rub if you’d like, but honestly, it took me 5 minutes to put a home made rub together and it really enhanced the ribs – so I highly recommend!

Serve these along with these delicious ribs:

 Boozy Citrus Spritzer
Boozy Citrus Spritzer

Creamy Pineapple Pretzel Dessert
Creamy Pineapple Pretzel Dessert is an easy dessert that you can whip up in no time at all. Cool, creamy and refreshing, great for summer or holidays!

Feta Olive Salad
Feta Olive Salad is a great side dish. It's easy to make and you will love it at any BBQ, Picnic or just a great dinner night! You need to try this, delish!

The above menu? Makes a delicious BBQ dinner menu. Summery flavors, great BBQ, Amazing Dessert! What else can you ask for? When are you cooking?

Slow Cooked on the Grill Ribs

Slow Cooked on the Grill Ribs


  • 1 rack of ribs
  • grill rub
  • barbeque sauce of your choice
  • 1/2 C apple juice


  1. Rub ribs with seasoning 1/2 hour prior to cooking
  2. Wrap ribs with tinfoil
  3. Heat Grill to about 225-250 degrees
  4. Place ribs on upper rack (so not directly on top of flames - if you don't have a second rack then turn off one burner and put ribs on that side)
  5. Let ribs cook for about 2 hours bone side down at this low temp
  6. Flip ribs and add apple juice to tinfoil (close the tin foil up again) and let cook for 30 minutes
  7. Uncover ribs, baste with BBQ sauce and let cook for 15 minutes
  8. Baste ribs again with sauce and move down to direct heat for 15-20 minutes
  9. Serve with extra sauce!

Slow Cooked on the Grill Ribs are the best around! Make them for any summer dinner and enjoy the flavor! You'll want to get the BBQ fired up again ASAP!


  1. Heather, these look delicious! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my site! I appreciate it!

  2. Ribs are one of my favorites and I always wondered how to make them tender cooking them solely on the grill. Now I know! Usually I wrap my ribs in foil and put them on a slow oven for a few hours before I put them on the grill. Can’t wait to try this!


  3. We love to slow cook ribs on the grill, it’s my favorite meat to grill. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  4. Jennifer B says

    Made these for dinner tonight….looks delicious already I’m so excited!

  5. Mike Coloma says

    Do they make “tinfoil”??
    That’s an old term that I haven’t heard in awhile.

  6. Tried this exact recipe a few weeks ago and the ribs were perfect! Thanks—I’m making them again today 🙂

  7. I’m not a rib person. I’ve always felt they were too much work for little reward-and I mean the eating, not even the cooking! 😂 But, since my husband loves them, I thought I should find a way to make friends. I found this recipe. These ribs. This rub. This cooking method. Ribs and I? We’re besties now! I have made them several times over the last few months. Devoured by the hubs and kids every time. Oh, and me!
    I’ve gone wild today and made the rub, added a little water to make it a paste and smeared it on a pork roast in the crockpot. I don’t see how it could NOT work. Thank you for this amazing recipe! I’ve even got the recipe memorized, that’s how good it is!!

  8. Making these right now. I’m going to add a smoker tin once I open the foil to get some smoky flavor added. Can’t wait for dinner time!


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