How Long to Cook Pork Ribs on Grill


We know that grilling is a great way to cook ribs, but there are still so many questions: How long do I cook them on the grill? What temperature should I heat it at? Are they done when they’re nice and brown or still raw in the middle? We’ve got answers to these questions and more!

The meat has to cook for about an hour on the grill, but it’s worth it.

The meat has to cook for about an hour on the grill, but it’s worth it. When you take your ribs off the grill, they should be tender enough to fall off the bone and have a nice crust on them. You can eat them with your hands or use a knife and fork if you want–either way is delicious!

You should plan on about 15-20 minutes per pound of ribs.

When it comes to cooking time, it’s important to remember that the size of your ribs will affect how long they take. A good rule of thumb is 15-20 minutes per pound, but this can vary depending on how hot your grill is and how well-done you like them. If you’re cooking for a crowd and want to make sure all of your guests get their food at the same time (and don’t mind cold pork), consider cooking several racks at once. If instead you’re just making dinner for a smaller group or family members who have different tastes regarding doneness, then I recommend cooking fewer racks at once so everyone gets what they want!

Heat is crucial when cooking pork ribs on the grill.


When you’re cooking ribs, it’s important to use a medium-high heat. If you use a lower heat, the meat will be tough and dry; if you use too high of a temperature (like high or very high), the meat will become rubbery and dry.

You’ll know they’re ready when they’re tender enough to pull apart with a fork or tongs.

You’ll know they’re ready when they’re tender enough to pull apart with a fork or tongs. The meat should no longer be pink, but not dry and crumbly either. If it’s done too long, it will be tough and chewy; if not long enough, the meat will be raw in places (and probably still pink).

When you are ready to serve them on the grill, remove them from heat and let them rest under foil for 10 minutes before cutting into individual ribs with a sharp knife (or kitchen shears).

Cook your ribs long enough, but not too much.

As a general rule, you should cook your ribs until they’re done. But how do you know when they’re done?

Well, there are several different ways to check for doneness:

  • You can use tongs or a meat thermometer to check the temperature of the meat. The USDA recommends cooking pork to an internal temperature between 145°F and 160°F. If there’s any doubt about whether or not your ribs are done enough, it’s better to err on the side of under-cooking them rather than over-cooking them; undercooked pork is safe to eat and won’t make anyone sick–but overcooked pork may be dry and tough (and possibly even unsafe).
  • Another way would be simply cutting into one of your ribs–if it looks like raw chicken breast (pinkish), then keep cooking! If it looks more like cooked chicken breast (white), then congratulations: Your ribs are ready!


Now that you know how long to cook pork ribs on the grill, you can enjoy the deliciousness of these tasty treats. If you have any questions or concerns about grilling your ribs, please contact us at (800) 555-5555.

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