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How To Grill Baby Back Ribs

Our test kitchen's unique stacking method gives you fall-off-the-bone tender results every time you grill.

Summertime is grilling time. Grilled ribs—saucy and spicy or meaty and plain—require experienced hands at the grill, but we believe anyone can learn how to grill baby back ribs. Let us give you some pointers, and your grilled ribs will be legendary, fall-off-the-bone masterpieces in no time.

For tender ribs, four steps are all you need. Our Test Kitchen’s tried-and-true method involves tenderizing, seasoning, grilling, and basting. We’ll walk you through it, and once you’ve mastered the steps, we hope you’ll try some of our tastiest baby back rib recipes, smoky-sweet-savory concoctions like Smoky Chipotle Baby Back Ribs and Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs. Your grill will thank you, and your guests will too. Of course, your masterpeice won't be complete without one of our barbecue sauce recipes and don't forget to include one of our best barbecue side dishes.

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