Do you know what makes flavorful tender BBQ pork? It's all in the preparation.
Your favorite butcher, (i.e. Farmer John, among others) will prepare the ribs in packages that are around 2.5 pounds in weight uncooked which will serve two people.
Many online recipes call for you to boil the ribs before placing them on a BBQ to finish with sauce. This is a great idea if you've got the time to do it, but in the real world, this cook needs to sometimes be able to prepare meals without having to stand over a hot stove to do it. Enter the crock pot.
I added one tablespoon of garlic powder and one teaspoon of ground black pepper to the crockpot, cut the side of ribs into 2-3 riblets per serving (so the rack fits into the crockpot better lying flat), and added just enough water to cover the ribs.
I let this "boil" in the crockpot for 4 hours on low.
Once done, then I started my BBQ and allowed it to get up to at least 400 degrees before placing the ribs on the grill. I grilled them on both sides to gain a slight char (this should take no more than 20 minutes because, let's face it the ribs are already cooked through due to being boiled) and then slathered them with your favorite BBQ sauce de dour.