Friday, April 9, 2010

Baby Back Ribs

After much research and many tries - I've discovered the best way to make BBQ'ed baby back ribs. It is so simple - and why this particular cut of meat frightened me, I'm not sure. I've tried the boiling method before putting them on the barbecue, but I think you lose a lot of the flavor when you boil them. And I've had them done in a slow cooker - but I have to admit...I don't really like slow's a personal thing. This is just SO easy!

Back to the recipe.

Keep in mind, you can season your ribs with any rubs or flavors you and your family enjoy. I chose to keep it simple and kick it up with my semi-homemade BBQ sauce.

So here you have it - straight forward and to the point. Tender, tasty baby back ribs.

Cut your baby back rib slabs into 4-6 rib pieces.
Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder.
Wrap each piece in aluminum foil.
Bake at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.

Once they are done baking, get out your favorite BBQ sauce, light up your BBQ
and relish in the fact that your neighbors are wishing they were eating at your house!

BBQ'ed Baby Back Ribs:
5 lbs. baby back ribs
garlic powder
salt and pepper
favorite BBQ sauce (I only had about 1/2 a cup of Bulls Eye BBQ sauce, so I added to it and made it even better! Lots of caramelized onion and garlic that I pureed, brown sugar, ketchup, water, vinegar, lemon juice and chili powder. I actually impressed myself with this McGuyver move.)
Cut ribs into 4-6 rib pieces. Wrap in aluminum foil. Bake at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.
Remove from foil, slather with your favorite BBQ sauce, commercial or homemade.
Place slathered ribs on heated BBQ. The ribs are already cooked and tender - but this is where the flavor comes in. BBQ, turning often, until the ribs are browned and caramelized.
Remove and serve!
Bon Appetit!


  1. These are my sister Jamie's favorite, so I know she will be excited to see these. They look great!

  2. Mmmmmmmmmmmm! There's nothin' bettah than a slab o' ribs!