Tender Juicy Beef Ribs from ZestuousYou don’t have to be a diehard pitmaster to make tender juicy beef ribs. All you need is a little time, a grill and some foil.

These ribs were marinated in a soy sauce-vinegar combo with a bit of Tabasco sauce for heat and some honey for a touch of sweet. I zipped them up with the marinade in a plastic bag first thing in the morning. After a couple of hours, I flipped the bag over to make sure both sides got equal love.

Three hours before dinner, I started cooking. These ribs cook over direct heat and indirect heat. Direct heat is when you cook food directly over the fire. Indirect heat is when the fire is on the other side of the grill. With the grill cover closed, the meat still cooks, but it’s not directly over the fire, so it doesn’t cook too fast or burn.  If you have a gas grill, this just means turning off the burner(s) on one side. If you have a charcoal grill, you just need to push the coals to one side.

First using direct heat, sear the ribs on all sides.

Then using indirect heat, let the ribs cook in a covered 275-degree grill for 30 minutes.

Finally for super juicy ribs, wrap the ribs in a foil pouch and continue cooking for another 2 hours over indirect heat. As the ribs cook, the juices will remain in the pouch and will really flavor and tenderize the meat.

Tender Juicy Beef Ribs from ZestuousYou can put all the ribs in one pouch, or you can make individual pouches with 3-4 ribs inside, so each person gets their own foil pack of meaty goodness.

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Tender Juicy Beef Ribs


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 pounds boneless beef ribs


  • Tender Juicy Beef Ribs from Zestuous
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, broth, Tabasco sauce and honey. Place the ribs in a zip-top bag. Pour the marinade inside and rub to coat. Seal the bag and let marinate at least 4 hours.
  • Tender Juicy Beef Ribs from Zestuous
  • Heat the grill to high. Place the ribs on direct heat and sear on each side for five minutes. Discard the extra marinade.
  • Tender Juicy Beef Ribs from Zestuous
  • Move the ribs to indirect heat (For a gas grill, turn the heat off on one side and move the ribs to that side. For a charcoal grill, push the coals to one side and move the ribs to the side with no coals.). Close the lid and grill for 30 minutes.
  • Tender Juicy Beef Ribs from Zestuous
  • Wrap the ribs in foil and continue grilling for 2 hours. The internal temperature of the grill should be kept at 275 degrees.
  • Tender Juicy Beef Ribs from Zestuous
  • Open the foil pouch and place the ribs on a platter. Pour the broth from the foil pouch over the ribs and serve.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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  1. Cut off film in back of the ribs ,large amounts on top,,,pepper the ribs, ,,cut 3 cloves of garlic and melt 4 tbsp of butter in a bowl ,,,fire up your grill ,,place ribs on the top rack over the coals,,baste throbs with garlic butter every 5 minutes flipping them cook for 35 minutes then drop them over the coals or on the side of the coals baste again both sides every few minutes for additional 10 min.. your ready to eat juicy tender beef ribs

  2. I’m going to try that this weekend today as a matter of fact I will let you know how they came out thanks.

  3. I’ve been looking for a good recipe to spice up my ribs and this looks like just the ticket! Mmmm and this weekend looks like goooood grillin’ weather! Thanks1