“Baby” Joe Sadler, raconteur and grill aficionado, has been developing and perfecting his quick grilling method for cooking ribs over direct heat.
When you don’t have time to slow smoke your ribs all day, Joe’s technique may be just the thing to get succulent juicy ribs from the grill to your table. When you are pressed for time, this just may be the trick.
Joe recommends basting your ribs with Italian salad dressing during the browning process…
Joe wraps his pre-marinated ribs in foil, and puts them bone side down on a hot grill. The ribs, retain their juices and steam a little bit. I know, you purists are cringing at the word “steam” but watch the video and think about cooking for guests on short notice.
“Eat ’till we retreat” -Baby Joe Sadler
Let your ribs cook for 30 minutes. Flip them to bone side up and let them cook another 30 minutes.
Unwrap the foil and brown your ribs, for 5-10 minutes each side. We are just trying to color the ribs a little to give them the “grilled” look and texture. Use your own judgment at this point.
Joe recommends basting your ribs with Italian salad dressing during the browning process.
Give Joe’s method a try. I like his idea to “dip” the ribs in sauce rather than painting them with it.