Yes, we know not all dads like stereotypically “masculine” things, but for those that do embrace their inner caveman when it’s time to eat, these rib recipes are the perfect thing to make for Father’s Day dinner.
If you’re planning to grill anyway, don’t futz around with wimpy hot dogs and sad frozen burger patties. Do something a little more special—paella is great for pescetarian dads, and it’s possible to pull off great vegetarian BBQ food too. But if your old man is firmly in the carnivore camp, show him you care by presenting him with slabs of ribs you’ve marinated, rubbed with spices, smoked, and slathered with homemade barbecue sauce.
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And if you don’t have a grill, don’t sweat it—we have options for oven baked ribs, Crock Pot ribs, and Instant Pot ribs below too. In any case, you can do most of the prep work the day before, so you’ll have more time to chill with dad before dinner on his special day. Just remember to wear your mask if you haven’t already been quarantining together, and go for the elbow bump instead of a hug this year.