I used to be intimidated at the thought of making ribs, then one day I decided to try it and discovered how easy it really is. My family loves ribs and since there is so little prep work, they are really easy to make.
You won't believe how easy it really is to grill ribs. I generously sprinkle a purchased rib rub on the ribs then simply grill. I don't put any BBQ sauce on the ribs while grilling, but have it available for serving.
You need to grill ribs over indirect heat so they don't cook too fast and burn. After the charcoal is hot, simply move the hot coals over to the sides (with grilling utensils) and grill the ribs in the center of the grill. The package (your ribs came in) will say to grill for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, but pay attention to your ribs, checking the temperature. These only took about an hour and 15 minutes.
For an easy side dish perfect for summer, grill some sweet corn when the ribs are almost done. My husband partially shucked some corn then moistened them with water (to keep the husks from burning) and let them sit for awhile before grilling. Sweet corn is one of our favorite summer sides.
You can grill great ribs too with these tender and juicy Smithfield Extra Tender Back Ribs available in the fresh pork case at Walmart. My favorite thing about Smithfield Ribs besides how easy they are to make is that they have no added hormones or steroids.
Check out this delicious Smithfield Smoked Back Ribs recipe from pro-griller Tuffy Stone.
I love easy summer meals like these simple grilled ribs. I would much rather enjoy my time outdoors making memories with my family than spending lots of time in the kitchen.
Do you have a favorite grilling recipe, favorite ribs recipe or simple summer recipe?