Charcoal Grilled Barbecue Ribs

This is a budget-friendly way to enjoy ribs! We're using the cheapest cut of ribs you can find, but don't let that fool you – with the right preparation and seasoning, these ribs are sure to impress.
What makes this recipe unique is the combination of spices and flavors we're using. We're going for a savory and slightly sweet taste with a hint of smokiness.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American Barbecue
Servings 5
Calories 386 kcal


  • 3 racks ribs (Without a lot of meat)
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • ½ nutmeg grated
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper

Herb Butter

  • 250 grams butter
  • 20 grams fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt


  • Slice fine 2 cloves of garlic and a red onion.
  • Grind it fine in your mortar and pestle.
  • grate half a nutmeg above the puree with grater.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Mix it up and perform a taste test. It should taste very powerful.
  • Keep the membrane on the ribs as protection.
  • Marinade the ribs with your seasoning on both sides.
  • Fire up your BBQ. I'm using the Charcoal Professional by Napoleon so i'm filling all the baskets with a thin layer of light burning charcoal.
  • Lower the charcoal beds.
  • Cut every rack of ribs in 3 pieces.
  • Lay them with the ribs pointing up on top of the grill grates.
  • Once you have the maillard browning effect on the meat side, flip them.
  • Keep moving them around to cooler and hotter spots too keep an even cook troughout all the ribs.
  • Move them to a cooler spot once they have a good looking outside and let them cook with a closed lit for around 15/20 minutes.
  • Wrap them in aluminium foil and store them in an insulated bag or box.

Hewrb Butter

  • Add 250 grams of butter to a bowl.
  • Add chopped parsley, garlic and red onion to the butter.
  • Season with 2 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper.
  • Add a tsp of butter to each cut of ribs and let it melt before serving.



Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 2685mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1591IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword bbq ribs, grilled ribs, pork ribs, smoked ribs, spare ribs
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