Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs are a delicious and popular dish that features tender, juicy pork ribs coated in a flavorful barbecue sauce. Here’s a detailed description of how to make them:

1. **Preparation:** Start by preparing the ribs. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs and trim any excess fat. Season the ribs generously with salt, pepper, and your favorite dry rub or spice blend. Let the ribs sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to allow the seasoning to penetrate the meat.

2. **Baking:** Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Place the seasoned ribs on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Cover the ribs tightly with another sheet of foil to create a sealed packet. Bake the ribs in the preheated oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until the meat is tender and begins to pull away from the bones.

3. **Barbecue Sauce:** While the ribs are baking, prepare the barbecue sauce. You can use store-bought sauce or make your own by combining ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and spices in a saucepan. Simmer the sauce over low heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until it thickens slightly.

4. **Finishing:** Remove the ribs from the oven and carefully unwrap them from the foil. Brush the ribs generously with the barbecue sauce, making sure to coat them evenly. Return the ribs to the oven and bake, uncovered, for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the sauce is caramelized and sticky.

5. **Serving:** Once the ribs are done, let them rest for a few minutes before cutting them into individual portions. Serve the ribs hot, with extra barbecue sauce on the side for dipping.

Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs are a crowd-pleasing dish that is perfect for any occasion. The slow baking process ensures that the meat is tender and flavorful, while the barbecue sauce adds a sweet and tangy finish. Enjoy!


  • ½ cup ancho chile powder
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), per in a small bowl until combined.

Place ribs meat-side down on aluminum foil. Prick back of rib rack several times with a knife.

Generously apply coating of dry rub to all sides of rib rack.

With rib rack meat-side down, fold foil around it to create a tight seal. Transfer to sheet pan.

Bake in preheated oven until tender and cooked through, about 2 hours. Remove and cool 15 minutes.

Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Open foil, drain and discard any accumulated juices and fat. Brush barbeque sauce on all sides of rack.

Place rack meat-side up and return to oven, leaving foil open. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and brush another layer of barbeque sauce on meat-side only. Repeat baking and brushing with sauce 4 more times, for a total of 50 minutes baking time.

Cut rack into individual rib segments and serve with more barbeque sauce.



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