Barbecue Rip Tips

These Barbecue Rip Tips are incredibly juicy, savory, and oh-so tasty! Grilled to perfection, they will be the star of your summertime meal. Finger-licking good!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Barbecue Rip Tips
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 5 - 6 lbs pork rib tips
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt OR salt free seasoning
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • cups apple juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp hickory liquid smoke


  • Fire up the grill. Make sure that the grill is approximately 275 F.
  • Combine all of the seasonings, and mix until well combined.
  • Divide the seasonings into half, and place them in separate bowls.
  • Drizzle 1/8 cup of olive oil over the ribs tips, and rub the oil all over the meat.
  • Take one bowl of the seasonings, and generously season the rib tips. Be sure to get all surfaces!
  • In a medium sized bowl, add in 2 cups of apple juice,  the remaining seasoning, and 1/8 cup of olive oil.
  • Mix the ingredients, and that will be your "mop"..
  • Make sure you have the charcoal on one side of the grill.
  • Place the rib tips on the opposite side as the charcoal.
  • Grill the ribs for about 20 minutes, with the lid closed, then flip & mop the ribs. Do this every 25-20 minutes.
  • Grill the ribs for a total of 2 1/2 hours, OR until completely done ( some may take a little longer).
  • Serve with or without sauce!
  • Enjoy!