BBQ Ribs! {the secret}


What says “Summer Food” more than BBQ Ribs????

Most everyone loves them, but many people don’t know how to cook them. You can search the web, talk to friends or flip thru magazines and you will find oodles of different ways to cook ribs.

Really, they’re VERY easy to fix, especially if you have the “secret tool”. Come a long, I will show you!

Tips for Great tasting BBQ Ribs

The Secret to Melt in Your Mouth, Finger Licking Perfect BBQ RIBS! at TidyMom


St. Louis style ribs

St. Louis Style ribs are just spare ribs cut a little nicer – they have the top flap removed. St. Louis Style ribs (and spare ribs) are actually more meatier and have more flavor than baby back ribs.
You will also need, Olive Oil, minced garlic, seasoned salt and pepper and your favorite BBQ Sauce – we use Sweet Baby Rays, and an aluminum foil pan.
How to get mouth, finger licking Perfect BBQ RIBS! at
Cut your slabs of ribs in half (you will see why next). Then rub all sides with olive oil, then the garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

You see the “secret tool” there?

They’re Rib Racks! They make grilling your ribs a breeze!! Not only does it free up space on your grill to cook all the ribs you want, but keeps your ribs from burning.

The rib racks we have easily fit 3 rib halves, but you can squeeze in 5 – so I got all 4 of mine on one rack.

I place an aluminum foil pan filled with water or beer below the grates on the grill. We have a Weber gas grill, so I set the pan on top of the flavor savors.

Cook on medium/low indirect heat for about one hour and 15 mins.

CAREFULLY remove the ribs from the rack and place back on your platter and cover all sides with BBQ sauce then return to the rack.

Continue to cook for another 30 mins, or until meat is about 1/4″ down from the end of the bone.

Remove ribs from the racks and place on platter for about 10-15 mins. to cool. Then cut rib portions and ENJOY!!

how to make great bbq ribs

The rib racks clean up pretty easy, most can even be thrown in the dishwasher!!



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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous ribs at our BlogBBQ! I showed my guy and he says he’s getting some ribs and racks today for our Monday Q. You are an inspiration! Hope you enjoy your holiday as much as I will with your yummy ribs…

    Love your blog!

  2. Drooling….I will have to get some of the rib racks. Great post


  3. These look delicious! I am from Kansas City, so I am all about KC BBQ. St. Louis style is great, too! Thanks for sharing on our So Long Summer Blog BBQ.

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  6. I am guessing that a pan of water/beer in a charcoal grill would work, too? Maybe placed along side the coals?

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