On Father’s Day, don’t futz around grilling wimpy hot dogs and sad frozen burger patties. Show Dad you care by presenting him with slabs of ribs you’ve marinated, rubbed with spices, smoked, and slathered with homemade barbecue sauce. These six easy recipes for pork and beef ribs have bold flavor, you can do most of the prep work the day before, and if grilling outdoors isn’t an option we even have a recipe for roasting ribs in the oven. With a little planning, you can master any one of these recipes like a barbecue pro. Dads just love that.

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