Baked Baby Back Pork Ribs

Baked Baby Back Pork Ribs

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These Baked Baby Back Pork Ribs are perfect for when you have a hankering for ribs, but you don’t feel like getting out the grill. They are easy to make. And so delicious.

Baby Back Ribs Broiled and Ready to Eat

The rub is savory and spicy, with just a little bit of sweetness. Really perfect. You don’t even need barbecue sauce, unless you want it. If so, we like Sweet Baby Rays Honey Barbecue.

 

Ingredients to Make Baked Baby Back Pork Ribs

  • baby back pork ribs (2 large racks)
  • beef stock

Spice Mix

  • kosher salt
  • ground cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • chili powder
  • dark brown sugar
  • ground red pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Make the Dry Rub

Spice Mix for Dry Rub

In a small bowl, combine the kosher salt, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, dark brown sugar, ground red pepper and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well.

I really like the addition of smoked paprika for this recipe. Smoked paprika is rather new to me, but I simply adore it in the right recipe. I encourage you to give it a try. If it’s not in your pantry, you may substitute regular paprika. 

Dark brown sugar adds to the rubs deep, rich flavor. If you don’t have this in your cupboard, you may use light brown sugar.

Use in recipe below, and store unused rub in airtight container.

 

Prepare the Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs with Spice Mix

Place a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, shiny side down on a baking sheet. Place one slab of ribs on the foil and generously sprinkle each side with the prepared dry rub. Pat the dry rub into the meat to season it.

Fold the foil over the slab of ribs to seal. Repeat this process with the second rib. Refrigerate for 3-5 hours.

Rubbed with Spices and ready to Refrigerate

When ready to bake, open foil and pour 1/2 cup of the beef stock in each packet. Reseal and bake for 4-5 hours in a 250 degree oven, until ribs are tender.

When planning to bake an item for a long time (over an hour) if is generally not necessary to preheat your oven. For this recipe, you want a low and slow bake for fall off the ribs meat. So yummy!

Broiled and Ready for Sauce

Transfer the ribs to a broiler pan and brush ribs with the baking liquid. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes until glaze caramelizes. Slice each slab into 2 rib portions.

Baked Baby Back Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce

If desired, slather with your favorite barbecue sauce, homemade or store bought. We love Sweet Baby Rays Honey Barbecue Sauce.

This recipe will serve 6-8 people.

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Recipe for Baked Baby Back Ribs

Baked Baby Back Pork Ribs

Here's a delicious recipe to make when you desire ribs, but don't want to get out the grill.
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Dishes, Pork, Ribs, Seasoning Rub
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Refrigerate:: 3 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Glass Mixing Bowls
Baking Sheet
Aluminum Foil
Pastry Brush

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds baby back pork ribs 2 large racks
  • 1 cup beef stock

Dry Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Make the Dry Rub

  • In a small bowl, combine kosher salt, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, dark brown sugar, ground red pepper and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well. Use in recipe below, and store unused rub in airtight container.

Prepare the Ribs

  • Place a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, shiny side down on a baking sheet. Place one slab of ribs on the foil and generously sprinkle each side with the prepared dry rub. Pat the dry rub into the meat to season it. Fold the foil over the slab of ribs to seal. Repeat this process with the second rib. Refrigerate for 3-5 hours.
  • When ready to bake, open foil and pour 1/2 cup of the beef stock in each packet. Reseal and bake for 4-5 hours in a 250 degree oven, until ribs are tender.
  • Transfer the ribs to a broiler pan and brush ribs with the baking liquid. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes until glaze caramelizes. Slice each slab into 2 rib portions. Serves 6-8.
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