How to Grill Easy Baby Back Ribs on Electric Grill

December 29, 2022 3 min read

Electric grill pan with temperature controller

Baby back ribs are specific cuts of pork. Usually, they are from parts of the ribs connected to the backbone under the loin muscle. They feature about 6 inches long, 3 inches wide, and are curved.

They are referred to as “baby ribs” because of their size. Baby back ribs are also called Canadian back ribs or loin.

Why do people prefer baby back ribs for grilling? Baby back ribs feature a small size that is easy to handle, and each bone holds tender meat with less fat.

Let’s explore how you can grill baby back ribs on an electric grill.

Electric griddle pan

What Ingredients do you Need When Grilling Baby Back Ribs?

  • Racks of baby back pork ribs 
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce  
  • Salt 
  • Paprika 
  • Garlic powder 
  • Brown sugar 
  • Onion powder 
  • Pepper 
  • Any other ingredient you may need. 

How do I Cook Baby Back Ribs on an Electric Grill? 

Depending on the quality of the ribs, you can opt to start by trimming any excess fat. 

Then the paprika, salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a bowl and mix them. It will form a seasoning rub.

Now, evenly and generously rub the racks of baby back ribs with the mixture. Ensure both sides are coated with the rub. Cover the ribs with aluminum foil

The next step entails preparing your electric grill. Preheat the grill for about 15 minutes to about 225 degrees F.

After preheating, place your baby back ribs on the grill for cooking. Ensure you maintain a temperature of 300 to 400 degrees F throughout the cooking period.

The ribs should cook for about 20 minutes. However, you should turn the ribs at a 5-minute interval to cook on both sides. 

Then unwrap the foil from the ribs and cook them directly on the grill. You should cook each side for about 2-3 minutes.

At the same time, you should brush your baby back ribs with a barbecue sauce on both sides so that the sauce will caramelize before you remove the ribs from the grill. 

After the ribs are cooked and you’ve attained the proper doneness, you can now remove it from the grill.

Let the rack of baby back ribs rest for about 10 minutes before you cut them into individual ribs. Lastly, serve with your favorite side dish. 


How long does it take to grill baby back ribs on electric grills? 

Baby back ribs should cook for about 20 minutes. Each side should cook for about 10 minutes on an electric grill. 

Can you cook baby back ribs on an indoor grill? 

Yes, you can cook quality baby back ribs on an indoor grill. All it takes proper heated indoor grill, rubbed steak, and proper heat management while grilling.

What temperature do you cook ribs on an electric grill?

After preheating your electric grills, it should attain 225 degrees. During the cooking, you should maintain an average of 350 degrees F.  

What is the difference between spare ribs and baby back ribs?

Baby back ribs are cut from where the ribs meet the spine of a pig. On the other hand, spare ribs are cut from the baby back ribs and run along to the breast bone.

Also, one side of the spare ribs has exposed bone. Another significant difference is that the spare ribs have more meat and fat between the bones and less meat on top. 

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