Smoked Ribs on the Grill

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins


  • 1
    louisiana rack of ribs or 1 baby back ribs
  • Marinade
  • 1
    cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1
    teaspoon ground ginger powder
  • 1
    teaspoon onion powder
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2
    tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2
    tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12
    cup peanut oil


  • Combine marinade ingredients and pour over ribs in a non-reactive dish, cover and place in the refrigerator for three hours or over night.
  • Wood chips for smoke, oak, hickory, cherry, apple or mesquite, about three cups, soak in water for at least one hour.
  • Make three pouches of soaked chips in tin foil, poke small holes with a fork into both sides of pouches, place one pouch on one side of grill with grate removed and heat on high until smoke starts, place ribs on grill over unlit side, lower heat to about 300 degrees, close lid. Allow ribs to smoke for 3 hours changing smoke pouch each hour.
  • After 3 hours of cooking, check to see if any racks are ready to come off the grill. They are done when the meat has shrunk back from most of the bones by 1/4 inch or more. When you lift a rack by picking it up from one end with tongs, the rack should bend in the middle and the meat should tear easily. If the meat does not tear easily, continue to cook the ribs. The total cooking time could be anywhere from 3 to 4 1/2 hours.
  • Remove and tent loosely with foil. Allow ribs to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Ribs can also be cooked in smoker at 225 degrees for about 4-6 hours.