Grilled Barbecue Ribs with Sauce Brush


BBQ Ribs

4 Servings

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 35–40 minutes


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Pastry Brush
  • Grill
  • Microplane


  • 1 rack of pork ribs (approx. 16 ribs)
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons molasses or honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup pineapple juice


  1. Thaw ribs

    Remove the ribs from the refrigerator and allow them to become room temperature.

  2. Prepare your grill

    Turn the burners on your grill to high. Lower the cover and let heat for 15–20 minutes. Then, turn the grill to medium.

  3. Whisk

    In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients.

  4. Cook mixture

    Add mixture to a saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until mixture is foamy and syrupy, about 10 minutes.

  5. Grill ribs

    Place ribs directly on the grill and cook 30–40 minutes, turning once every 5 minutes or so, and basting using a pastry brush with the sauce each time you turn.

  6. Check meat

    Cook until a cut into the meat shows that there’s no pink at the center.

  7. Sauce and serve

    Take the meat off the grill, cut them into individual rib portions, toss with any remaining sauce, and serve.