Is your grilling game up to scratch? It takes some mastering and I am by no means a master griller. However, I have mastered Slow Grilled Baby Back Ribs, wrapped in foil and cooked on indirect heat.

Slow Grilled Baby Back Ribs by Diverse Dinners

These ribs are delicious. Prior to grilling, they are smothered in a dry rub and wrapped in foil. They are then cooked on a charcoal grill for four hours. Grilling starts at a steady heat of 400 degrees Fahrenheit and finishes off at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. During the last hour of grilling, the ribs are mopped with barbecue sauce. A second mopping of sauce is applied just before serving, making these ribs a marvel to the tastebuds and wickedly comforting.

Before ribs are prepared for grilling you must remove the membrane on the bone side of the ribs. Here’s a how to video to help you with the prep process.

Removing the membrane from the ribs will allow the ribs to cook to a very tender state. Don’t skip this step.

Grilling the ribs is easy. Yes, it does take time to get that fall off the bone tenderness, but it doesn’t require much work, just time. Once you have your charcoal grill at the desired temperature, you can add some presoaked wood to give wood for a smoky flavor, Pull the foil open during this time so that the smoke can penetrate the ribs.

Slow Grilled Baby Back Ribs by Diverse Dinners

Labor Day is around the corner, a couple racks of baby back ribs are just what the doctor ordered for the occasion – am I right? Check out the recipe below and make sure you have all you need to make Slow Grilled Baby Back Ribs for your next gathering.



647 cal


35 g


41 g


40 g
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Serves 4

Slow Grilled Baby Back Ribs

15 minPrep Time

4 minCook Time

19 minTotal Time

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    Dry Rub:
  • 1 tbsp onion granules
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1-2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • 2 x 2-3 lb baby back ribs
  • 4 tbsp dry rub
  • 1-2 cups barbecue sauce


  1. Whisk together dry rub ingredients and set aside.
  2. Remove membrane and excess fat from ribs. (See video in post for guidance)
  3. Rinse ribs to remove bone dust and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Scatter 1 tbsp of dry rub over each side of the ribs, rub/pat in gently.
  5. Wrap ribs in parchment paper and then wrap again in foil and set aside.
  6. Heat charcoal grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit placing heated briquettes on one side of the grill.
  7. Place a foil tray filled with water on the other side and place the grilling rack above.
  8. Place ribs on rack above the tray of water and cover grill and cook for one hour.
  9. Lower grill heat to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for one hour.
  10. Add briquettes if needed to continue the cooking process.
  11. Lower grill heat to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for one hour.
  12. Open up foil and parchment paper and mop ribs with barbecue sauce.
  13. Leave foil open and allow to cook for one more hour.
  14. Carefully remove ribs from grill and place on a board, wrap the foil around the ribs and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  15. Mop ribs with barbecue sauce and serve.