Learn how to cook ribs and you’ll be the hero who makes the star dish of every event—from summer cookouts to cool-weather tailgating parties. Here’s the game plan: Make these rookie-friendly Easy BBQ Ribs, pull up a chair and read the tips below while you eat. There’s also a ribs 101 video to watch, and a wide-ranging variety of ribs recipes to choose from when you’re ready to make more. If your plan is to start outdoors, check out these marinating and grilling tips for steak, seafood and chicken (as well as ribs). And if you’d prefer to keep it indoors, take a look through our slow-cooker recipe collection.