Ribs Meat Side Up Or Down? (Answered)

Are you confused about whether to cook ribs meat side down or up?
This question has been asked over and over again on social media.

Ribs are the perfect cut of meat because they are inexpensive, versatile and delicious.
They also take longer to cook than other cuts of beef.
The problem is that cooking them too long can dry out the meat and toughen the connective tissue.

Cooking ribs meat side down allows the fat to drain away from the meat, leaving it leaner and juicier.
If you want to get the most flavor out of your ribs, try cooking them meat side down

Ribs Meat Side Up Or Down?

Ribs meat side up or down depends on how you prefer your ribs cooked. If you like your ribs meatier, you should cook them meat side up. This way, the fat drips off the bone and onto the plate. If you like your rib meat leaner, you should cook them on the bone side down. This way, the meat stays attached to the bone and you get more flavor from the bone marrow.

Oven-baked Ribs

To bake ribs, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 180 degrees Celsius. Place ribs on a rack set in a shallow roasting pan. Pour 1/2 cup of apple juice into the bottom of the pan. Bake until tender, about 2 hours. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Slice between bones and serve.
Grilled Ribs
Answer: To grill ribs, preheat grill to medium-high. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce. Grill, covered, 15 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes. Cut between bones and serve.

meat side facing down on the foil

To cook meat side down, place a piece of aluminum foil on top of the meat. Fold the edges of the foil together and crimp tightly around the meat. Make several slits in the foil to allow steam to escape. Place the packet on a baking sheet and roast in a 450 degree F 230 C oven for 20 minutes. Turn the package over and continue to roast for another 20 minutes.

meat side is facing upwards

If you are using a roasting pan, simply flip the meat over after placing it in the pan. If you are using a grill, turn the meat over after placing the meat on the grill.

Grilled ribs

Ribs are usually grilled over indirect heat away from direct flame to prevent flare ups. Ribs are cooked on the bone side down, so if you are grilling ribs, place the rib bones on top of the grate. This way, the ribs will cook evenly.

bone side down

Grill ribs on the bone side down. Place the ribs bone side down on the grill. Cover the grill and let the ribs cook for about 10 minutes per pound. Turn the ribs over after 5 minutes. Grill until done.

Sweet-spicy BBQ Rib Sauce

This sauce is great for ribs, pork chops, chicken, fish, steak, vegetables, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, and even desserts! It’s sweet, spicy, tangy, and delicious!


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