BBQ Baby Back Ribs

With the weather beginning to get warmer, the cravings for barbeque begins! My recipe for BBQ baby back ribs is a family favorite! I marinate mine in a dry rub for a few hours or overnight and then slowly bake them in a low oven for several hours. This method ensures lip smacking, fall off the bone flavor every time!

Author: Christa Johnston

Christa Johnston is a busy wife and mother of two young boys and a self-proclaimed foodie. Her love of cooking stems from growing up in a large family where food was always in abundance and a focal point of every gathering. As a teenager, Christa was a frequent shopper of the Shoreview Fresh and Natural Foods location even as a young dancer grabbing a quick snack between classes. Now, with her two boys in tow she shops weekly for a quick sandwich, deli salad or natural organic ingredients to provide healthy eating choices for her delicious recipes! Christa will transform your Sunday Funday!



In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and oil and mix well. In a large baking pan lined with aluminum foil place the ribs upside down and remove the silver skin if necessary (my butcher removes that for me). Taking half of the seasoning mix, liberally rub it into the bottom side of the ribs. Then flip the ribs over and rub the remaining seasoning mix into the top of the ribs. Tightly wrap the ribs in the foil, making a packet. Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight or for at least 2 hours.

When ready to bake, allow the ribs to come to room temp by setting them on the counter for 20 minutes prior to putting in the oven.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees and place ribs into the oven for 4 hours. Remove from the oven and carefully remove the aluminum foil. Baste the ribs in your favorite BBQ sauce and place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes watching them carefully so they do not burn and then remove from the oven.

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Recipe Type

Course Type

  • Entree

Skill Level

  • Beginner