Sticky Ribs on a Gas Grill

September 9, 2022 • 0 comments

Sticky Ribs on a Gas Grill
Spare ribs that will fall off the bone. Tender, smokey meat slathered in a sauce so thick, sweet and sticky you need a case of wet naps to get your hands clean after eating them!


  • (3 Tbsp) Paprika
  • (2 Tbsp) Light brown sugar
  • (1 Tbsp) Black Pepper
  • (1 Tbsp) Salt
  • (1/4 tsp) Cayenne pepper
  • (2 racks) Pork Spare Ribs
  • (2 Cups) Wood chips
  • (2 Cups) Barbecue Sauce


  1. Combine paprika, sugar, black pepper, salt and cayenne in small bowl.
  2. Remove ribs from packaging and pat dry.
  3. Massage spice rub into both sides of rib racks.
  4. Soak wood chips in bowl of water for 15 minutes. Drain chips and place in a small disposable aluminum pan.
  5. Place pan with wood chips directly on primary burner of gas grill. Turn all burners to high, and preheat with lid down until chips are smoking heavily, about 15 minutes.
  6. Turn primary burner to medium and shut off other burners. Adjust temperature of primary burner as needed to maintain average temperature of 275 degrees.
  7. Position ribs over cool part of grill.
  8. Place a sheet of aluminum foil directly on top of ribs and cover grill.
  9. Barbecue 3 hours, turning and rotating ribs after each hour.
  10. Brush ribs with your favorite barbecue sauce on both sides. Wrap ribs tightly in foil and barbecue until very tender, about 1 hour longer.
  11. Transfer ribs (still in foil) to cutting board and let rest 30 minutes.
  12. Unwrap ribs and brush with additional barbecue sauce. Slice ribs between bones and serve with remaining sauce.
  13. Enjoy!

Optional To Finish Ribs in Oven:

  1. In step 9, after two hours, wrap ribs tightly in foil and place on baking sheet.
  2. Bake in 250 degree oven for 1 hour.
  3. Remove from oven, brush both sides with barbecue sauce.
  4. Re-wrap with foil and bake until very tender, about 1 hour longer.
  5. Proceed as direct in step 11.
  6. Enjoy!
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