Spicy Grilled Honey-Garlic Ribs
Spicy Grilled Honey-Garlic Ribs

This is a simple, no-fuss recipe for honey garlic ribs that’s prefect for summer! You can easily customize this to your own taste and heat preferences.

Prep Time 10 minutes 
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes 
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


First, pick two nice racks of ribs (back, side, or St. Louis will also work with this recipe)

For the rub:

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees F. You will be cooking the ribs over indirect heat so be sure to set up zoned cooking areas. One side should have heat and one side should not. The side you’re cooking on should have a temperature of 350 degrees.

    Remove the membrane (silverskin) from the back of the ribs. Use a knife to pull a corner free and pull by hand. Use a paper towel if you can’t get a good grip. Pull away and discard.
  2. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the rub. Apply to ribs on all sides and rub to coat evenly. Shake off excess.
  3. Place the racks on the grill over indirect heat. Close lid and grill for 1 hour, checking them occasionally. Don’t open the lid too much as it affects the temperature which affects cooking time.
  4. Flip the ribs over and grill for 30 minutes more.
  5. In a medium size bowl combine all the ingredients for the honey garlic sauce. Whisk until smooth. Once the ribs have cooked for 1 and 1/2 hours it’s time to apply the sauce. Slather sauce over the ribs then move to direct heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip the ribs over to add sauce to other side, then cook for 3 to 5 minutes more.
  6. Serve & Eat!
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