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BBQ Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs - Oven Version
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
These delicious BBQ Baby Back Ribs are something you’ll want to make again and again, especially once you realize how easy they are to make. Whether you cook them in your oven or pressure cooker, they are fall apart tender and finger-licking good!
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork
Servings: 6
Calories: 504 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 pounds baby back ribs (about 2 racks)
  • ½ onion chopped

  • BBQ Sauce:
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine the first 6 ingredients to make the dry rub spice blend, and rub the spice blend all over the baby back ribs. Place two large sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil (or double up sheets of regular foil) on the counter. Divide the onions between the two rectangles of foil and lay the ribs on top of the onions. Tightly close the foil around the ribs so that they are steam-tight.
  3. Place the two foil packets on a sheet pan and bake in the oven for 2½ hours for fork tender ribs or 3 hours for falling off the bone tender ribs.
  4. While the ribs are cooking, start the BBQ sauce. Combine the ketchup, molasses, cider vinegar, tomato paste and soy sauce in a small saucepan and simmer.
  5. When the ribs are finished cooking, remove them from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes. Carefully open the foil packets and transfer the ribs back to the sheet tray. Pour the cooking juices from the foil packet into the saucepan with the BBQ sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until thickened.
  6. Pre-heat the broiler. Brush both sides of the ribs with the thickened BBQ sauce and broil the ribs for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling on the ribs.
  7. Cut the ribs unto 3-rib sections and brush with more BBQ sauce before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
BBQ Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs - Oven Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 1361mg57%
Potassium 764mg22%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.