The best way to cook great ribs? Ask that question and you’re likely to get more than a few different answers. Some swear by pork ribs, others by beef. Some like meaty spare ribs and some opt for the smaller (but really tender) baby back variety. Some pitmasters think that ribs should be dry rubbed and smoked, some say basting ribs with sauce is the way to go, and still others advise a combination of the two. With so many choices, how do you know which method is best for producing a really great rack of ribs?
Great ribs are all about preference: knowing what you like and how to achieve those results. We have 11 great rib recipes to help you do just that.
Spice-Rubbed Beef Short Ribs Whole Foods Market
If you love beef brisket you’ll love these meaty oversized ribs. They’re tender and juicy and they pack all of the amazing flavor of slow-roasted barbecued ribs.
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Sticky Asian Barbecued Baby Back Ribs Lucy Schaeffer
You’ll be surprised how much flavor you can pack into these ribs with just a handful of ingredients. The secret ingredient? Chinese five-spice powder.
Vietnamese Spareribs with Chile and Lemongrass Angie Mosier
The lemongrass and cilantro are key to keeping these ribs bright and flavorful — and these ingredients balance the heat of the fresh ginger and chiles.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.