- Rinse ribs and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Preheat grill for high heat. Place ribs on grill and cook for ten minutes. Move ribs to indirect heat. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for barbecue sauce in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and baste tops of ribs generously with sauce. Turn over and cook for 20 minutes. Baste other side of ribs generously with sauce; turn over grill for 30 minutes. Serve ribs with reserved sauce.