29 Amazing Rib Recipes

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Looking for amazing rib recipes for summer? Here is a collection of 29 delicious rib recipes perfect for a summer barbeque or dinner on a warm summer night.

A collection of amazing rib recipes

Cook these amazing rib recipes in a variety of different cookers from the air fryer to a slow cooker. So whether you don’t have a grill or want to change up your cooking methods, this is the list for you! If you want to stick to the classic char of the grill, this list still has you covered with a grilled rib section.


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Expert Tips for Making Amazing Rib Meals

  • Chipotle Apple Butter Ribs Recipe Doubled or Tripled: Simply double or triple the ingredients to make more servings of ribs. This is perfect for large crowds or giving you leftover ribs to reheat and eat another day.
  • Pellet Grill for Grill or Smoker: Many of the recipes can also be made using a pellet grill. Those recipes can be made into smoking ribs on pellet grill recipes.
  • Make Your Own BBQ Beef Rib Rub: For added flavor make this amazing Beef Rib Rub and add it to any of the BBQ rib recipes below. Need even more rib knowledge, look no further.

Ribs in Air Fryer Recipes

These ribs in air fryer recipes are great for quick and easy ribs. Making ribs in the air fryer allows you to make a delicious meal any time of the year or in any weather. This section includes everything from Air Fryer Boneless Country Style Beef Ribs to Air Fryer Chinese Style Ribs.

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Air Fryer Boneless Country Style Beef Ribs
Air Fryer Boneless Country Style Beef Ribs
These tasty Air Fryer Boneless Country Style Beef Ribs are the easiest way to get your hearty BBQ fix in no time at all! The ribs are seasoned and slathered in sweet BBQ sauce, then cooked right in your air fryer!
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Easy Air Fryer Ribs in a air fryer
Easy Air Fryer Ribs
Air Fryer Ribs are so easy to make and you’ll be surprised how well they turn out, with tender meat and perfect crispy edges.
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Air Fryer BBQ Ribs
Air Fryer BBQ Ribs
These baby back ribs are seasoned with a homemade dry rub and brushed with BBQ sauce for the ultimate sweet, smoky, sticky combination.
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Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs
Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs
You're never going to want ribs any other way after making these Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs! With just five simple ingredients needed and only 30 minutes of cooking time, this easy rib recipe will have everyone reaching for "just one more"! 
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Chinese Style Air Fryer Ribs
Air Fryer Chinese Style Spare Ribs
Air Fryer Chinese Spare Ribs are melt-in-your-mouth tender with the sweet and savory flavors of honey, hoisin, soy sauce, and some five-spice powder.
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Ribs on Gas Grill Recipes

Ribs on the gas grill go well with the char the grilling provides. These recipes are truly amazing! In this section, you’ll find everything from Bourbon BBQ Ribs to Sesame Caramel Ribs.

Bourbon Ribs on a plate with mac and cheese and fruit
Bourbon BBQ Ribs
This sauce is sweet, tangy, and a little bit spicy. It has a subtle bourbon flavor as well. It's really delicious on grilled ribs because the sauce gets thick and sticks to each rib which makes for even better ribs.
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BBQ Chicago Style Ribs
BBQ Chicago Style Ribs
These ribs are mouthwateringly good! If you're throwing a huge cookout, this is the recipe to use. It calls for 10 racks of ribs! You can always alter the recipe if you're making a smaller quantity.
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Spicey Honey BBQ Sauce Ribs
Spicey Honey BBQ Sauce Ribs
Before you fire up the grill, marinate your ribs in two different kinds of hot sauces, liquid smoke, honey and more!
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Dr Pepper BBQ Ribs
Dr Pepper BBQ Ribs
These Dr Pepper BBQ Ribs are so fun to make! Make your own homemade BBQ sauce and add Dr. Pepper for added flavor!
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Chinese Style Grilled Pork Ribs
Consider giving these delicious ribs a try the next time you have a cookout. It's a nice break from American-style barbecue, and you can pair the ribs with rice and Asian-inspired vegetable side dishes.
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BBQ Ribs on Gas Grill
Sweet and Spicy Grilled BBQ Ribs
Make your own sweet & spicy BBQ sauce for your baby back ribs! Yum!
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Grilled Pork Ribs with Ponzu Sauce
Grilled Pork Ribs with Ponzu Sauce
Grilled Pork Ribs with Ponzu Sauce is my favorite summer BBQ recipe. The ribs are fall off the bone tender and coated in the most delicious sweet and tangy ponzu sauce.
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Sesame Carmel Ribs
Sesame Caramel Ribs
These ribs are made with with delicious seasonings, including pumpkin pie spice, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and topped with sesame seeds!
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Chipotle Apple Butter Ribs
Chipotle Apple Butter Ribs
An easy grilled rib recipe, topped with a sauce that will flirt with your tastebuds!
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Honey-Hoisin Grilled Ribs
Marinate these ribs for an hour in a marinade full of hoisin, ketchup, soy sauce, Chinese 5-spice, and more!
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Ribs in Electric Smoker Recipes

An electric smoker makes recipes are perfect for beginner cooks. These electric smoker rib recipes are super easy to make. Once you put the ribs on the smoker, they cook for an average of four hours until they are ready to serve.

BBQ Pork Ribs
BBQ Pork Ribs are a slow cooked, delicious, tender slab of baby back or spare ribs that are the embodiment of Summer. Make this recipe to make on a smoker or in the oven.
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Smoked Country Style Ribs
Smoked Country Style Ribs
Rich and flavorful Smoked Country Style Ribs are perfectly tender country-style ribs smoked to perfection in about 4 hours, making them a dinner worth waiting for!
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Smoked Ribs with the Best Glaze
Glazed sticky on the outside with fall-apart tender meat on the inside. These are the smoked ribs dreams are made of.
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Smoked Short Ribs
Smoked Short Ribs
These Smoked Short Ribs are juicy and full of flavor despite requiring very little prep time or effort as they cook! You just season your beef ribs with a bit of steak seasoning, pop them in your smoker, and give them a spritz of apple cider vinegar here and there.
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Smoked St Louis Spare Ribs Recipe
Smoked St Louis Spare Ribs Recipe
Flavorful Smoked St. Louis Ribs are incredibly easy to make in your smoker using the 3-2-1 smoking method to seal in the wonderful juices! The ribs are tender, tasty, and absolutely packed with great flavors when combined with my easy pork dry rub!
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Beef Rib Marinade
Beef Rib Marinade
This marinade recipe adds a lot of flavor to beef ribs, and the acid from the lemon juice and vinegar keeps the meat nice and tender as it cooks.
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Ribs in Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker rib recipes are super easy yet delicious! Throw all of your ingredients together and let the slow cooker do the rest of the work. Then, in a few hours, enjoy the delicious meal! Here you’ll find everything from Slow Cooker Chinese Spare Ribs to Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Ribs.

Slow Cooker Chinese Spare Ribs
Chinese spare ribs are melt-in-your-mouth tender with deep flavors of honey, hoisin, and five-spice powder.
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Slow Cooker Sticky Korean Ribs - these are so tender and flavorful. The sticky glaze in AMAZING! One of the best slow cooker recipes of all time
Slow Cooker Sticky Korean Ribs
This recipe for Slow Cooker Sticky Korean Ribs is incredible! I’m addicted to the thick, rich, sticky sauce. It’s one of the best slow cooker recipes of all time.
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Crock pot short ribs on a white platter with a red napkin
Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs
These Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs are tender and melt in your mouth.  Plus, the sauce is pure decadence! This is seriously one of the best slow cooker recipes of all time.
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Slow Cooker Louisiana Ribs
Slow Cooker Louisiana Ribs
Slow Cooker Louisiana Ribs are spicy and sweet and so easy to make in the slow cooker. They are made with a homemade Cajun dry rub!
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Maple Glazed Slow Cooker Ribs
Maple Glazed Slow Cooker Ribs are ridiculously simple and this recipe results in a fall-off-the-bone rib dinner. This sauce is one that is sweet and tangy, and is a cinch to throw together. 
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Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
This homemade rub is seasoned with brown sugar, hickory smoked flavor, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper! Let it cook in the slow cooker all day! Yum!.
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Baby Back Ribs with vegetables and mac and cheese
Slow Cooker Buffalo Baby Back Ribs
Do you love buffalo sauce? Then you will LOVE these Slow Cooker Buffalo Baby Back Ribs! Tender ribs coated in ranch and buffalo flavor will be your new favorite meal.
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Ribs
As it cooks low and slow, the flavors meld, and it saturates your pork ribs until they are flavorful, smoky, and tender.
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