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Perfect Ribs on the Grill & Tablescape Idea

This tutorial for the Perfect Ribs on the Grill is a sponsored post, brought to you through a partnership with Wayfair. All opinions and typos are my own, as usual. 

How to Make Perfect Ribs on the Grill 

I love cooking on the grill and one of my favorite meals to cook is bbq ribs. Perfecting this method has taken a lot of practice and my family has had to eat quite a few chewy and not so pleasant meals bbq ribs in the past.

Thankfully, for all of us,  I have learned a few tricks over the years on how to cook the perfect ribs on the grill and I am excited to share them with you. 

Start by Cooking the BBQ Ribs in Oven 

Now, this may come as a surprise to most of you because the title of this post is perfect ribs on the grill and we will get to that part at the end of this recipe, but not just yet. I always start by cooking my bbq ribs in the oven because it is easier and doesn’t require me to monitor my grill for hours while they slowly cook. You can achieve the same results if you were to cook your ribs on the grill for the entire process but this requires monitoring the temperature and keeping an eye on your grill so you don’t start a fire. 

The best way to make sure that your bbq ribs are tender and falling off of the bone is to buy baby back ribs, then cooking them for 2 hours at 350 degrees. You can do this on your grill but once again, an oven is simpler and this is the method I would recommend. 

I start by wrapping my bbq ribs in foil and sprinkling them with my favorite seasonings. After they have cooked for 2 hours, I transfer them to the grill. Keep them in the foil and cook for another 20 minutes. I enjoy a crisp outside so after cooking the ribs on the grill for 20 minutes, I remove them from the foil and place them directly on the grill. 

Be careful to not spill the liquid onto your flames, nobody needs that kind of mess to deal with. Allow the ribs to crisp for about 5-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you want the outside of your ribs to be, then slather bbq sauce on the ribs.

Allow the slathered ribs to cook for another 5 minutes and then serve immediately. 

How to Serve the Perfect Ribs on the Grill 

This part really depends on your own style but I can guarantee that no matter what your personal style is, you can find the perfect way to serve your ribs at Wayfair. 

They have so many options for outdoor decor and tableware, the only problem is going to be choosing which ones you like best. 

When picking out my outdoor eating items, I had a hard time selecting which outdoor serving dishes and platters to choose from because there were so many beautiful options. I also struggled to select a dinnerware set because I loved them all and found so many great deals! 

I ultimately chose the Astoria Grand Garris Butterfly Melamine Dinnerware Set and the Filion 2 Piece Melamine Platter Set.

Another struggle was picking out the right linens for my outdoor table, I struggled to pick the right colors. I knew that I needed linens like napkins and a table runner but I also wanted decor like flameless candles, and floral decor to make the dishes pop.

The last item I selected was the glasses, which was also difficult to select because I loved all of the drinkware sets available but I think I made the right choice because these goblets are even more beautiful in person. 

I hope you enjoy my tips for cooking ribs on the grill, no matter if you cook them in the oven or on the grill the whole time, I guarantee these will be the most tender bbq ribs you have ever had. 

Please share this recipe on your favorite social media and leave me a comment to let me know what you thought about this BBQ Ribs recipe. 

BBQ Ribs on the Grill

Perfect Ribs on the Grill


  • 1 Rack of Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • dash Salt
  • dash Pepper
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce


  1. Place a rack of baby back ribs in aluminum foil. Place on top of baking dish. Sprinkle seasonings on top. Cook for 2 hours in the oven at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cook on grill set at about 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from foil and place on grates, cook for 5-10 minutes depending on level of crisp desired. Cover with bbq sauce and cook for another 5 minutes and serve.

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Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Tony Platz

Friday 12th of March 2021

We love ribs on the grill I will try this version .

Ruth I

Saturday 27th of June 2020

We've been planning to try cooking ribs on a grill for a while now. ha! Thank you for this tip, looks easier!

Natalia Vorche

Thursday 25th of June 2020

The ribs was look amazing and yummy I want this right now.


Thursday 25th of June 2020

Wow, beautiful place setting. I so want to join that dinner party. I've never tried making ribs at home. Your recipe makes it seem so easy. Will definitively try it soon.


Thursday 25th of June 2020

Gonna forward this recipe to my dad! He's been grilling nonstop in quarantine.

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