Grilled ribs recipe: How do you resist the inviting appearance?

Grilled ribs recipe

With the unmistakable scent and succulent texture, they are the undisputed queens of every self-respecting barbecue! But, with our grilled ribs recipe, you will discover that they are easy to prepare even at home, as well as for a good outdoor lunch!

The secret to making the meat tender and tasty is all in an accurate marinating. With our step-by-step advice, the result is guaranteed: the wine will make the ribs softer, and the smells will enrich the aroma.

The accompanying sauce, with a deliciously sweet and sour taste, is prepared in a few minutes and will give your ribs to the grill that extra touch that will make them irresistible! And if you love ribs, try our baked version too!

Ingredients for grilled ribs recipe

  • Pork ribs 1.4 kg
  • Red wine 750 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil 80 g
  • Shallot 100 g
  • Rosemary 6 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Tomato sauce 250 g
  • Tomato concentrate 10 g
  • White onions 80 g
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • White wine vinegar 60 g
  • Brown sugar 50 g
  • Mustard 50 g
  • Fresh chilli 10 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil 60 g
  • Worcestershire sauce 10 g
  • Tabasco 10 g
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Grilled ribs recipe


To prepare the grilled ribs, start by preparing the marinade, which will serve to flavor the meat and make it more tender and tasty. In a low and wide bowl of sufficient capacity pour the wine, and then add the cleaned and coarsely chopped shallot and the whole rosemary sprigs.

Now cut the ribs and place them in the marinade, taking care to dip them well. At this point add the extra virgin olive oil.

salt and pepper 7. Your ribs are ready for resting 8: cover the bowl with cling film 9 and transfer them to the refrigerator, where they will have to remain for about 2 hours. Remember to turn them after about an hour so that they are perfectly flavored on both sides.

Meanwhile, prepare the accompanying sauce. In the mixer chop the onion. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick bottomed saucepan, and add the peeled, coarsely chopped garlic.

Fry the garlic for a few minutes, so that the oil is well seasoned. When it is browned, remove it and add the chopped onion.

Let it stew for about 10 minutes, gradually pouring the vinegar 16 and making it evaporate. Keeping the fire very sweet, one by one add all the other ingredients: first the tomato sauce, then the concentrate. Then mustard, chili pepper, cane sugar, always stirring as you insert a new ingredient. Also add Tabasco, Worcester sauce, salt and pepper.

Finally, mix again to mix all the ingredients. Remove the sauce from the heat and filter it with the help of a spatula and a narrow mesh strainer.

Your sauce is ready: transfer it to a small bowl. After 2 hours of rest, drain the ribs from their marinating.

and cook them on a hot grill 31 for 16-18 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking. Serve your ribs hot on the grill, accompanied by the sauce prepared previously.


Freshly cooked ribs should preferably be consumed. You can keep the raw meat immersed in its marinade until ready to cook, covered with plastic wrap. The accompanying sauce can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container or covered with the transparent film. Freezing is not recommended.

If you prefer, instead of ribs you can use pork chops! In this case, the marinating time will be about one hour at room temperature. If you prefer to use fillet, roast or other large cuts, it will be enough to increase the marinating time up to one or two days: so the flavors will have plenty of time to penetrate the meat and make it tender and tasty!

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