How To Cook Ribs: 9 Ridiculously Good Rib Dishes

It’s barbecue season folks – and for my family and I, that has always meant ribs on the grill.  So if you’re wondering how to cook ribs here are 9 ridiculously good rib dishes!

Ribs are a fabulous dish for outdoor barbecues especially with summertime birthdays and Independence day fun coming up. But that’s not all I’ve provided for you here. With the many, many stormy days we’ve been weathering around the United States – I’ve found some indoor versions of this classic barbecue dish as well. If you’re stuck in an apartment but love the occasional “grill-like” dish – I have  recipes below for you as well.  Enjoy these 9 ridiculously good braised, grilled and oven-bake rib dishes.

Grilled Ribs

Indian Spiced Grilled Ribs with Mango Sauce This recipe shares a rub recipe with classic Indian ingredients like cumin and curry powder among others. Add in the Mango sauce as an alternative to barbecue sauce and you get what that author describes as “sweet, tangy, spicy and falling off the bone” ribs. Yes please!

Mexican Barbecue Ribs A mexican infused marinade complete with dried chiles and you have a kicky version of this grilled rib dish.

Spicy and Sweet Grilled Ribs The sweetness of brown sugar combined with multiple kick-worthy spices like chile flakes makes this glazed rack of ribs a fabulous Sunday Funday barbecue dish.

Oven-Baked Ribs

Country Style Ribs with Jack Daniel’s Sauce Country-style ribs is a cut of pork between the ribs and shoulder. They are a boneless alternative to the traditional ribs. Add in this homemade Jack Daniel’s (yes, the whiskey) based sauce and you have a flavorful dish is a nice balance between tangy and sweet.

Oven Baked Maple Pork Ribs Ribs are made to be messy and this delish maple syrup infused oven-baked pork rib dish is devour-worthy.

Baby Back Ribs with Hoison Bourbon Sauce This recipe has you starting your ribs in the oven and ending them on the grill using a homemade Hoison sauce. The mixture includes use of a prepared Hoison adding in ginger, bourbon and smoked paprika among other ingredients. The result is a tender, yet crispy rack of ribs.

Braised Ribs

Braising is a slow-cooking method. The process begins with searing the meat followed with submersing it in a liquid base to simmer for a long period of time. This  cooking method works to tenderize  an otherwise tough cut of meat.

Braised Short Ribs with Horseradish Gremolata (step-by-step photos) Horseradish based gremolata (an herb mixture) tops this rib recipe. Add in the Pumpkin Orzo as an added bonus and you have a savory meal.

Chinese Braised Spare Ribs: Sticky Deliciousness A mixture of ginger, garlic, soy sauce and golden syrup are a few of the tasty ingredients that make the sticky sauce for this braised rib recipe. You may need extra wet wipes on hand, but it’ll be worth the mess!

Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Potato Gnocchi Braise your short ribs with a combination of pomegranate juice and beef stock a sweetened spin to this rib dish. Add in the Potato Gnocchi (pronounce No-Key) and you have a satisfying meal.

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This post contributed by Nicole at Moments that Define Life. Nicole is a stiletto wearing, Cabernet sipping Mama to three girls. She has spent the bulk of her life being a bad cook.  But, she has reformed her ways and vows to improve her skills each day in an effort to keep her husband. Her efforts are lost on her children, who respectfully prefer chicken nuggets and PB&J’s.


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  1. Indoor versions are a great idea. Just this week I was ducking some serious rain, trying to grill some steaks! My husband LOVES ribs! He’ll be so glad we can have them more often.

  2. Very well done.I’m looking for new ideas to make for my? family.My wife works late and I do all the cooking.Thanks for the simple meal ideas.

  3. UUMMMMM YUMMYYYYY……..I liked barbecues the most….as much they are tempting as the same interesting to prepare also..and i am glad to know about some indoor variations also with the help of your this post…..

    Now i am waiting for some more creative non-veg dishes,so reveal them as soon as possible on your blog.


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