Summer Grilling with Smithfield® BBQ Ribs

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Summer Grilling with Smithfield BBQ Ribs

For my family, the summer grilling season never really ends. My husband will grill out no matter what kind of weather we’re having, but he’s certainly glad the summer season is almost upon us!  We grill a number of different meats from burgers and steaks to pork tenderloins and pork ribs.  A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed some Smithfield® pork ribs.  A lot of people say that cooking good ribs is difficult, and many are even intimidated by it, but my hubby always manages to cook the most delicious, mouth-watering, fall-off-the-bone ribs you could ever want!  Today I’m going to reveal some of the secrets of how he does it!

Smithfield Ribs at Walmart

You can find Smithfield® ribs in the meat cooler at Walmart.  There’s my hubby, Gary, picking out the perfect slab of ribs for our weekend barbecue.

Smithfield St Louis Style Ribs

Walmart has three varieties of Smithfield® pork ribs available.  They include:

  • Smithfield Extra Tender Back Ribs
  • Smithfield Extra Tender St. Louis Ribs
  • Smithfield Extra Tender Spare Ribs

Grilling Ribs

Although we enjoy ribs baked in the oven or cooked in the slow cooker, nothing beats cooking them on the grill!

Kingsford Charcoal

My husband prefers a charcoal grill, and his favorite charcoal brand of choice is Kingsford.

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Ribs cooking on the grill

After firing up the grill, Gary lines a cookie sheet or baking dish with heavy duty tin foil.  Then places the slab of ribs on top of the tin foil, and he adds a generous layer of dry rub seasoning.  Then he seals the rack of ribs up inside their little tin foil boat, making sure to close the foil tightly together to keep the moisture in as they cook.  Gary cooked these ribs at 300 degrees for about an hour and a half.  You’ll know they are done when the mean starts to pull away from the bone.


While a nice dry rub can make your ribs taste perfect, you can always make them even better with a little barbecue sauce.  We love KC Masterpiece.

And finally, you’ll need some great sides!  I always like to make things like baked beans, potato salad or hashbrown casserole, corn on the cob, and deviled eggs.

BBQ Rib Meal

Contest!   Smithfield® is partering up with celebrity grill talent Moe Cason and Tuffy Stone to host their Hog Wild Throwdown contest for amateur and pro grillers alike. Prizes include 2 Ford F-150s.  Check out the Hog Wild Throwdown page and the video above for more details.

 Barbecue Ribs

What’s your favorite meat to throw on the grill? Do you have any special recipes or tips?  I’d love for you to share your ideas in the comments or link up your grilling posts at my linky party this week!



  1. That rub sounds perfect for a rack of ribs…in fact, I think we’ll throw some ribs on the grill this weekend! Thanks for sharing these tips! #client

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