Topic Title: Pork Ribs and the Heritage Grill
Created on August 16, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Jenny Gibson

First off, since the Holland Grill only has one temperature setting (at least from what i understand - correct me if i'm wrong) what temperature does it cook at? Is it comparable to Medium or Medium High or High? I'm used to having to add time to every recipe since the Holland grill cooks SO slow but I cooked Ribs today and they were charred beyond recognition - inedible. What gives? Since my recipe said three hours on a regular grill, I figured it would take longer, but at hour #2 they were charred! Should I have wrapped them in foil?
Please offer your tried and true advice - I want to attempt this again before the week is out - This hunk of high end metal will not defeat me.
Signed- trying to love my husband's Holland grill!


I too tried a number of rib recipes before I figured out how to get them to fall off the bone. My APEX does a great job. I fill the pan with water or a mixture of liquids and steam them for 3 hours.You may have to add more liquid to the pan over the 3 hour time period. Smoke them if you want to.Empty the liquid from the Holland grill be careful its hot! I then put the ribs in an aluminum pan with a cup of liquid and tightly cover the pan with foil and continue to heat them for another hour on the Apex. I remove the ribs from the aluminum pan and coat the ribs with sauce and place the ribs on the grill again for 5 minutes on each side. The beauty of the Holland is you won't have any flareups and you don't have to check it to see if it's too hot because there is no heat adjustment.The available thermometer is great as a timer too.
Good luck and enjoy your Holland, it's the best!


Thank you for your tips. Anxious to try this steaming process on the ribs.


Cook your Ribs this way. They will be so good I will be your

How about some serious fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs? Seriously...easy.

Buy a rack of babyback pork ribs.
Place them in a baking least 2 inches deep
Sprinkle chilli pepper over it
Lots of pepper
Add a LITTLE salt
Add some cola...about half an inch to 3/4 inches.
Cover with tin foil...poke with a knife in four places to vent.
Bake for 2 hours on 375 rotating it half way.

Take a break

When ready to eat...throw the ribs on the grill brushing heavily with your fav BBQ sauce.
Cook about 15 minutes per side.
You're friends will be in awe.


I cut the ribs into pieces of 3 ribs per section. Coat them in my Smokehouse spices and put in refrigerator for at least 3 hrs. Then light grill, get temp around 400. Place ribs on grill for 45 minutes...turning over after 25 minutes. At end of 45 minutes put ribs in aluminum baking dish...paint ribs with your BBQ sauce...cover Dish with aluminum wrap...then place the baking dish back on the grill for 45 minutes...remove foil and let the set for 15 minutes...then place on a platter and you are ready to go. Quick...easy...and do NOT lift grill cover while cooking or you are not cooking.

Ron Strauss

I put the baby backs on the grill meat side down for 20 minutes, turn over and cook another 45 minutes. In the meantime I make my own sauce from scratch. Then I liberally coat the ribs and cook another 10 minutes, turn over and repeat. Whalah! they are finished and the meat doesn't fall off the bone, you get to pull it off with your teeth. Perfect for our taste.