Bosnian-Style Barbecue Ribs


Bosnian-Style Barbecue Ribs

Savory Bosnian Grilled Ribs with a Smoky Twist

In Bosnian cuisine, grilled meats are a beloved tradition. These Bosnian-style barbecue ribs are a delicious adaptation of the American classic. The ribs are marinated in a flavorful blend of spices and then grilled to perfection, resulting in tender and smoky ribs that are sure to impress.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

40-50 minutes

55-65 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, Paleo, Keto, Gluten-free


Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free


While the American barbecue ribs are typically seasoned with a sweet and tangy sauce, Bosnian-style barbecue ribs focus more on the natural flavors of the meat. The marinade used in this recipe incorporates a combination of herbs and spices that are commonly used in Bosnian cuisine, giving the ribs a unique and savory taste. We alse have the original recipe for Barbecue Ribs, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 30g (Saturated Fat: 10g)
  • Carbohydrates: 2g (Sugars: 0g)
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 2.
    In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, paprika, black pepper, thyme, oregano, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice to make the marinade.
  3. 3.
    Place the racks of ribs in a large dish and generously coat them with the marinade, making sure to cover all sides.
  4. 4.
    Let the ribs marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  5. 5.
    Remove the ribs from the marinade and let any excess marinade drip off.
  6. 6.
    Place the ribs on the preheated grill and cook for about 20-25 minutes per side, or until the meat is tender and slightly charred.
  7. 7.
    Remove the ribs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pork ribs — For the best results, choose meaty ribs with a good amount of fat marbling. This will ensure that the ribs stay juicy and tender during grilling.

Tips & Tricks

  • Basting the ribs with the marinade while grilling will enhance the flavor and keep them moist.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the marinade.
  • For a smokier flavor, use wood chips or chunks on the grill.
  • Serve the ribs with a side of Bosnian ajvar (roasted red pepper and eggplant spread) for an authentic Bosnian experience.
  • Leftover ribs can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day. Simply reheat them in the oven or on the grill for a few minutes before serving.

Serving advice

Serve the Bosnian-style barbecue ribs hot off the grill. They pair perfectly with a fresh green salad and crusty bread.

Presentation advice

Arrange the ribs on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, for a pop of color. Serve with a lemon wedge on the side for squeezing over the ribs.