Easy BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

Nancy A.: "Made this several times. Best ribs ever!" Read More


  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 baby-back pork ribs (full racks, about 5 to 6 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses (or light, not blackstrap)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
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To sweet for me. I like it a bit more spicy.
Nancy A. 19 Aug
Made this several times. Best ribs ever!
Lori 7 Aug
Fantastic! Mouth watering- wouldn’t deviate from the recipe at all
Shawn R. 1 Aug
Followed the instructions and it turned out great.
I loved it and wouldn’t change a thing.
Did exactly as instructed with one splash of hickory liquid smoke added to the sauce. Was a big hit for Father’s Day. Paired it with corn on the cob and baguette garlic Parmesan toasts. The ultimate finger food dinner! This one is a keeper!
Sarah 28 May
Amazing! Tender and fall off the bone!
Bob H. 18 May
Meat came off bone easily. Used the rub as provided but used commercial BBQ sauce. Ribs were great.
fantastic!!! family loved them
Amazing taste! Didn’t need as long broiling as we thought, but still fall off the bone and delicious.
Andres P. 12 Apr
Easy and great!! Tender and with great taste
I added a tsp of cumin and a teaspoon of onion powder but my ribs burned badly at 2 hours. I might check them at one hour next time. Flavour though, what didn’t burn, was really good.
Cut the salt by around half
Great! Made them for New Years Eve and they were a big hit! I highly recommend this recipe!
Isamar Maldonado 13 Dec 2017
First time made I thought it was way too salty and I used way too much of the rub. Second time, I used just enough and it was delicious!
Amazing!!!!!! We used beef ribs as that’s what we had in the fridge. It was soooo good!!
Marie A. 19 Nov 2017
This was my 1st time making ribs. They were fall-off-the-bone delicious and the recipe was easy to follow!
Jose V. 12 Nov 2017
It was great , easy to follow and were delicious but be careful with the 2h they advised to bake them initially, in my case ribs were over done- 1:30 best guess
Judie Read 5 Oct 2017
Fantastic but I used my own sauce
Shauna C. 8 Sep 2017
Tasty! The pork was falling off the bone. I would definitely make this again.
Jodi T. 3 Sep 2017
I've made this 5 times now - amazing every time I make it. Super easy! I love the detailed instructions, and making the BBQ sauce from scratch is so much better than using store bought. I've tweaked the sauce a little by adding variations of balsamic, honey and soya sauce. This is a definite favourite at my house! Thank you so much for this incredible recipe! We absolutely love it!
Rhonda R. 29 Aug 2017
These turned out beautifully, fall off the bone delicious. This will be my go to recipe for ribs!
Josh Broussard 27 Aug 2017
Great Made the rub but used store bought sauce and followed the directions otherwise
Susanne Heide 6 Aug 2017
They turned out amazing!! Everyone loved it!! Definitely recommend this recipe; the rub and sauce both!
Diana T. 9 Jul 2017
Great! Used my own spice rub and favorite bottled sauce to make it that much easier! Tender and delicious!
Fred G. 27 Jun 2017
Turned out great. Everyone loved them!!!
Tim H. 4 Jun 2017
Great on of the best rubs I have found