Here’s a compilation of the top ribs recipes around. I’m talking falling-off the bone tender, finger licking good ribs. Beef ribs, pork ribs, smoked, grilled, slow cooker, air fryer…this collection of recipes covers it all.
What Are Ribs?
Meat ribs are the ribcage of a domesticated animal that is butchered and cooked. While a lot of animals have edible ribs, this list focuses on the top ribs recipes for a pig (pork ribs) or cow (beef ribs). The majority of the ribs recipes here are for BBQ ribs. BBQ ribs are a staple at black cookouts and family gatherings across the country.
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Pork vs Beef Ribs
Pork ribs are cut from hogs and beef ribs are cut from cattle. There are 3 types of pork ribs: baby back ribs, St. Louis ribs, and spare ribs. Beef ribs come in 2 cuts: back ribs or short ribs. Beef back ribs have the ribcage look that you find with pork ribs. Whether you cook pork ribs or beef ribs is up to you. Personally I find that pork ribs are more readily available at my local grocery store than beef ribs.
Removing The Membrane
Before you cook pork or beef ribs, it’s important to remove the membrane. The membrane is the thin layer of tissue that is attached to the underside of the rib. Removing the membrane is easy. Rinse & pat dry the ribs. Meat side down, take a butter knife and stick it between the membrane and the ribs. It should loosen fairy easily. Grab the membrane and simply pull it away. It should pull off fairly easily as well.
Storing Leftover Ribs
When stored properly, leftover ribs will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer. I encourage to you see each individual recipe for the proper storing instructions.
Recipes To Serve With Ribs
How you serve ribs is ultimately up to you. Most people serve ribs with the typical cookout or BBQ side dishes.
Top Ribs Recipes
3-2-1 Smoked Ribs
Smoked Ribs – Super tender fall-off-the-bone smoked ribs with the 3-2-1 method are ready to please your palate with mouthwatering, spicy goodness. It’s also an effortless way to make a drool-worthy dish that almost debones itself!
The Ultimate BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Spiced with a smoky-sweet homemade dry rub and finished with your favorite BBQ sauce like this Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce, these are the Ultimate Fall off the bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs! Whether slow-roasted in the oven or grilled over hot coals, each bite is more flavorful and tender than the last.
Easy Grilled Baby Back Ribs
This Easy Grilled Baby Back Ribs recipe will show you the best way to season and grill the ribs using a homemade BBQ seasoning and rub. You can prepare these tender, fall off the bone ribs using a gas grill or charcoal.
Slow Cooker Ribs
Slow cooker BBQ ribs are melt-in-your-mouth ribs that fall off the bone. You can also make these tender ribs in the Instant Pot.
BBQ Air Fryer Ribs
These Tender and Saucy BBQ Air Fryer Ribs are the perfect quick and easy recipe for pork ribs. These ribs can be ready for your dinner table in less than 40 minutes and they’re full of amazing flavor.
How to Cook Beef Ribs (Smoked Beef Ribs Recipe)
How to Cook Beef Ribs – Low and slow, tender and juicy, and don’t forget flavorful. If you have ever been intimidated by cooking beef ribs on the grill, this tutorial will provide incredible tips to making the very best beef ribs ever!
Caribbean Jerk Barbecue Ribs
Caribbean Jerk Barbecue Ribs – A super easy way to make ribs that never disappoints! So tender and tasty, you might never want to have BBQ ribs any other way…
Keto BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe
This BBQ Baby Back Keto Ribs recipe is perfect for food holidays like 4th of July and the rest of the year. This recipe includes directions for how to make keto ribs in an Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi or slow cooker. I also include recipes for an easy sugar-free rib dry rub & a homemade Keto BBQ sauce.
Slow Cooker Ribs & Potatoes
Ribs & potatoes cook together in this easy slow cooker recipe. Producing tender ribs, you can also make this recipe in the Instant Pot.
Traeger Smoked Ribs (3-2-1 Method)
These Traeger Smoked Ribs are made easy using the 3-2-1 Cook Method. Grab your pork ribs: baby back, spare, or whatever you like! These are seasoned to perfection using a dry rub. This spread can be made with any smoker or pellet grill for BBQs, summer cookouts, or any occasion!
Country Style Ribs
Country Style Ribs – fall-apart tender country style ribs slowly cooked in the oven oozing with flavors and aroma using only 7 simple ingredients. Rich, tender, economical and so easy to make!
Fall Off the Bone Ribs
If you thought fall off the bone baby back ribs had to take hours to make, then think again! This easy recipe comes together in about 40 minutes. My Fall off the Bone Ribs recipe includes just four ingredients like my homemade bbq seasoning. Plus, I keep the meat tender and flavorful by using a secret ingredient that is an alternative to soda!