BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Total Time:
2 hr
10 min
5 min
1 hr 45 min

4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs (4 pounds)
  • Jamie's BBQ Sauce, recipe follows
  • Jamie's BBQ Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together the brown sugar, mustard, paprika, smoked paprika, black pepper and garlic salt together in a small bowl. Be sure to break up any lumps with your fingers. Reserve 1 tablespoon of rub in a small bowl for serving.

Remove the silver skin from the underside of the ribs by sliding your fingers under the thin membrane and pulling it off. Repeat with the second rack. Rub the ribs with the seasoning on both sides. Place in a single layer in a large roasting pan and cover tightly with heavy-duty foil. Place the roasting pan into the oven and bake until the ribs are tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Grill the ribs on each side for 15 minutes, watching and flipping when necessary, for 30 minutes total. Baste with Jamie's BBQ Sauce the last 10 minutes. (The sauce goes on at the end because it is sugar based and you don't want to burn your ribs.)

Let the racks rest 5 minutes before slicing into individual ribs. Sprinkle the cut ribs with the reserved dry rub and serve along with extra sauce.

Jamie's BBQ Sauce:

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and stir until softened. Add the vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cayenne pepper and some salt and black pepper to the saucepan and simmer on medium-low heat until thickened, about 35 minutes. Yield: About 4 cups.

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Great dry rub! Did not do the sauce and took another reviewers advice and added more rub towards the end of cooking (before I finished them on the grill). Fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
Beyond delicious!! I'm on my second batch of these awesome, perfect, EASY, melts-off-the-bone ribs and I've got forty more mins to wait for perfection. YES!! Scrumptiously finger lickin!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious and easy! I will make again for sure!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finger lickin' good! First time I've ever made ribs and they were tender and delicious...and easy! I followed the advice regarding the vinegar and cut it to 1 cup...glad I was just right. Sprinkling the extra rub on at the end really made a difference too...had a piece without it and it didn't have the extra "yum". Will definitely be making these again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am rating this recipe based on the cooking method. I did not make the sauce; I used my own. I have found that a good rub is important and really enhances the flavors of the meat and sauce. The ribs came out tender but not completely falling apart. Cooking the ribs in the oven and finishing on the grill made this a perfect method without having to spend hours babysitting them. I look forward to making the sauce another time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent- the best ribs I have ever made! I followed the recipe to the t- and the sauce was not too sweet, with a nice tang. Thanks so much for this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome flavor and super tender. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Jamie your recipe was a giant hit at my house for my dinner guests! Thank you for sharing it. I am so happy to have some left over for my self to enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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