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Michael B. Asks:

June 19, 2013
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QI love short ribs and make them often in the slow cooker. Can I cook them low and slow on the gas grill and get the same results? Also, should I cook them covered or uncovered?

- Michael B.


Great question, Michael! You can make tender, delicious ribs on your gas grill. They are different, however, from the short ribs you cook in your slow cooker. Grilled short ribs, such as Maple Glazed Short Ribs have a glaze that forms a firm outer surface, sealing the juiciness inside.

When grilling short ribs, I begin by cooking the ribs in water on the stovetop. This shortens the grilling time and tenderizes the meat. Then I grill the ribs over indirect heat, with the grill covered. While slow-cooked ribs are “fall off the bone” tender, these glazed grilled ribs take less time to cook.

That’s the basics. Now, use your imagination and get creative with the sauce! Try one of the five variations in our Build Your Own BBQ Sauce recipe — from simple and sweet to chipotle, balsamic or soy-ginger.

Sounds like you’ve got a delicious summer meal ahead of you. Enjoy!

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