Baby Back Barbecue Ribs Recipe -
Baby Back Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Baby Back Barbecue Ribs

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"Easy and delicious, seasoned baby back ribs are sealed in foil and cooked until tender, then finished on the grill with barbecue sauce."

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  1. Preheat grill to medium OR oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Center half of ribs in single layer on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Combine brown sugar and seasonings; rub over ribs, turning to coat evenly.
  3. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and one end to seal packet. Through open end, add 1/4 cup water or 3 to 4 ice cubes. Double fold remaining end, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make two packets.
  4. TO GRILL: Place rib packets in covered grill and grill 45 to 60 minutes. Remove foil; place ribs on grill
  5. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce. CONTINUE GRILLING 10 to 15 minutes, brushing with sauce and turning every 5 minutes.
  6. TO BAKE: Place rib packets on a cookie sheet and bake in oven 45to 60minutes. Remove foil; place ribs on broiler pan. BRUSH ribs with barbecue sauce. BROIL 4to 5inches from broiler, 10to 15minutes, brushing with sauce and turning every 5minutes.
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  • REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP: Before placing steamed ribs on grill grate, line the grate with Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil to prevent the ribs from sticking. Make drainage holes with a grilling fork.

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May 27, 2012

Absolutely delicious! I seasoned it long before it got cooked. Turned out perfect and hubby gave rave reviews on it.

May 27, 2012

This is the first time I have made BBQ ribs...well I should say I made them once before and they were so tough no one could eat them. This recipe was great and easy! The only problem I had was getting the grill to 450. I finally settled on 400 and let the ribs cook a few minutes longer. This is a keeper. The meat was tender and very tasty. I used spareribs instead of Baby Back ribs but followed the recipe as written.


18 Ratings

May 27, 2012

Made these today! Used pork ribs and also used rub we bought at a National Rib Cook Off. I let set in frig for 2 hours. Put 1/4 c. apple juice instead of water and then cooked for one hour. Next day, hubby pulled out the offset smoker. He used coals and a little mesquite on the bottom and limbs off our peach tree for the top part and smoked for two hours. The last hour he spread on Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce. It was outstanding. He wanted me to say t was 1/4-3/8" pull back. About 3/16" smoke ring.

May 30, 2012

We made these Memorial Day, they were very easy to make and very tender. Followed the recipe exactly. Had them on the grill when I realized I was out of barbecue sauce so made my own using the Tangy Barbecue Sauce recipe form this site. Delicious!!!!

Jul 16, 2012

These were great and so, so good. I usually end up with tough ribs - just can't do it right. I started these in the oven, then finished them off with the sauce on the grill. Will do again, definitely.

Jun 05, 2012

We baked these off in the oven last night and then broiled them. They turned out great. Moist and tender, but still stuck to the ribs just enough. We will be making these atleast once a month from now on!!!!

Sep 04, 2012

Good ribs, I baked in the oven on 320 for three hours (with the rub) and then BBQ'd with KC Masterpiece. Good. 45-60 min bake is nowhere near long enough.

Jul 01, 2012

So easy and so good! It was one of those times when we were planning to grill then realized were out of propane, looked up a baking recipe and loved it! Tis is a new favorite in my house!


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  • Calories
  • 572 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 140 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 29.3 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 962 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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