Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
20 min
1 hr 30 min

3 to 4 servings

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 4 -pound slab baby back ribs
  • Cilantro Potato Salad (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a bowl combine all ingredients except ribs to make a sauce; season with salt and pepper. On a rack set in a roasting pan season ribs with salt and pepper and brush with a thick layer of sauce. Roast ribs, basting every 30 minutes, until tender and falling off the bone, about 1 1/2 hours. Slice into individual ribs before serving with potato salad.


1 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup cilantro leaves

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 pounds small new potatoes, cooked and halved (unpeeled)

1/3 cup finely minced onions

In a bowl, stir together mayonnaise with cilantro, garlic, salt and 7 turns black pepper. Add potatoes and onions and toss to combine thoroughly; cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.

Yield: 5 to 6 servings

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This recipe is HORRIBLE. The sauce is so bad, it was literally nauseating. Emeril - Do less. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe primarily for the cooking guidelines and added my own sauce. They came out perfect. However, unlike other reviewers, I don't care if the meat is falling off the rib. I just don't want the ribs to be fatty, which maybe a Northern preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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HOLY CAYANNE! I totally dislike spicy anything and the sauce almost ruined my dinner! My husband helped me die down the spice by basting with honey after the second basting. Turned out so delicious! Next time I'll cut the cayanne down by more than half if any at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you for such a great home made bbq sauce recipe. I did as one other review suggested and heated it through on top of the stove and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. As I read other reviews, I adjusted my cooking time. I seared the ribs in the oven on 425 degreees for 30 minutes. Removed them from the oven, smothered some of the bbq sauce on them and returned them to a 325 degree oven and cooked them for an additional 2-1/2 hours, brushing them with bbq sauce every 30 minutes. The last 30 minutes, I added about 1/4 cup of water, covered with foil and let them steam.....yum, yum., yum!!!! My husband thought they were the best ribs ever, esecially for being cooked in the oven!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mr Emeril: Thank you so much for this recipe. We could not have enough, my mom just bought 2 racks, we had to count them so every one had the same amount. I just did a little adding to the recipe dry rub with your spices mix that I made with my mom then I added a BAM!! of GARLIC on the ribs. they were the best ribs i have ever tasted. since i have started watching your show,(when i was about 5 years old), i have been always wanted to be on it. i love cooking. its like my hobbie now because of you. i live in miami but i dont know were your cooking shows are. i dont know if you can write back to me please do. thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with everyone else, the cooking time was way off. Unfortunately I didn't read that before hand so I had no idea. The sauce was delicious though and I would have given 5 stars if it weren't for the cooking time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read most of the comments before doing this recipe and concluded that the baking time is way off.....I just put a little salt and pepper and put the ribs in a dish, poured a little water in it, and covered it with foil, so all the steam can keep the meat moist, baked it for about 3 hours and then removed the foil, poured the bbq sauce over the ribs and baked it once more for about 45 min. leaving the foil off this time. I dont own a grill so for me this was great!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was good! We enjoyed the ribs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Set oven to convection broil for an hour and a half, but dont baste ribs with sauce until halfway thru and then once more at the final 15 minutes, because it will burn on the outside too much towards the end. If you start applying it half way thru it doesnt burn but gets a nice crust towards the end. I tried emerils sauce and it was good, but id rather spare myself the trouble and use famous dave's or sweet baby ray's sauce. thanks for the great comments guys, they really helped! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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