Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 26 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 24 hr
  • Cook: 2 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
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1 tablespoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 pounds baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib portions


  1. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients except the ribs. Rub spice mixture all over the ribs. Cover and refrigerate ribs for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Place the ribs in a roasting pan. Bake for 1 to 2 hours, until meat easily pulls off the bones.

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