Air fryer ribs wrapped in foil

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Air fryer ribs wrapped in foil

These Air Fryer BBQ Ribs are so good, and they’re so easy to cook in the Air Fryer. It’s really so much quicker to cook them this way, than such a long cooking process in other methods. You end up with tender ribs, with less cooking time, and everyone will love these flavorful ribs. You can buy a slab of ribs from your local grocery stores, or get them at the local butcher shop. This is such an easy recipe, and it’s such an enjoyable meal to put on the dinner table. You can serve your favorite sides with this, such as cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, or Air Fryer Corn. You can make the corn in just a few easy steps in the Air Fryer, by slathering it with Butter, and some Lawry’s Herb and Garlic Marinade, and a little salt, and it turns out delicious. It’s a great way to enjoy Summer Corn.

No matter what you choose to serve these with, they’re sure to be some of the easiest, tastiest, and juicy ribs you’ve ever made. You really get the best results, and wonderful flavors with this easy recipe, because you get dry rub ribs, finished with barbeque sauce, that melt in your mouth. If you’ve never cooked racks of ribs before, this recipe will be great for you, and you’ll end up with tender pork ribs. You’ll also want to have a pair of tongs handy, to pick up the Ribs. If you can’t fit the whole rack of ribs in your Air Fryer Basket, simply cut them in two pieces so they will fit. Also if you want to make your own homemade barbecue sauce, simply follow the link below, and you’ll have a delicious recipe for saucing the Ribs.

This would be great to serve if you’re having friends or family over, for an easy dinner, and you can do this ahead of time, and let the Ribs stand, then finish them off with the Sauce in the basket, and they’ll be a new favorite, with an original sauce that you can make ahead and share with everyone on these delicious Ribs. So get your ingredients together, grab your Air Fryer, and let’s cook some Ribs!

INGREDIENTS for Air fryer ribs wrapped in foil:

1 Slab of St. Louis Style Ribs

Aluminum Foil

Spray Olive Oil


1 Tablespoon of Garlic Salt

1 Tablespoon of Seasoned Salt

1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon of Onion Powder

1 teaspoon of Dry Mustard

1 Tablespoon of Paprika

1 teaspoon of Black Pepper

1/4 cup of Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons honey

1 Bottle of Barbecue Sauce – your favorite bbq sauce – or homemade


Open the Ribs, and lay the Ribs meat side down on a large piece of Butcher, or parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, place the knife under the corner edge of white colored membrane that is covering the bones. (Some Ribs, such as Hormel brand, may come with the Membrane removed, if so, you can skip this step). Loosen the Membrane with the knife enough to get a hold of the Membrane, or Silver skin. Grab hold of the Membrane with one hand, and hold the Ribs down with the other, and pull the Membrane off of the back of the Ribs. This is necessary to remove, because it will keep the seasonings and smoked flavors from getting through to the Meaty part of the Ribs, and it forms a leathery texture when cooked, that’s not good.

Once the Membrane is removed, tear off two large pieces of Foil, and put them together, doubling the Foil. Place Ribs in the center of the Foil, and lightly spray with Spray Olive Oil. Rub the Olive Oil into the Ribs. In a large bowl, add the Garlic Salt, Seasoned Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Dry Mustard, Paprika, Black Pepper, and Brown Sugar, and stir together until completely blended. Rub the homemade spice rub, or dry rub, on the Ribs, rubbing it into the Meat. Drizzle the honey over the dry rub and pull the Foil around the Ribs, and seal the ribs in the foil.

Place the Ribs in the Air Fryer Basket, and cook them at 375 for 30 minutes. Turn the heat to 325, and cook for another 30 minutes. Unwrap one side of the Ribs, and using a Meat Thermometer, which is the best way to test the internal temperature, make sure the Ribs are done. The thermometer should read 190 to 200 degrees, or Well Done if you don’t have a temperature reading on the gauge. If they’re not done, wrap them back up, and cook at 350 for 15 minutes, and test again. Leave the Ribs in the Foil, and let the Ribs stand for an hour after cooking, without unwrapping the foil. This will help the Ribs to be juicy and tender. After an hour, place the ribs in the Air Fryer Basket. Slather the Ribs with BBQ sauce, and cook them for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, watching them so they don’t burn. When done, remove the ribs from the basket, serve, and Enjoy!

If you enjoy homemade bbq sauce try one of our most popular sauce recipes!

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