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Quick Baby Back Ribs Recipe
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Quick Baby Back Ribs

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"This is an easy recipe for ribs which won't be tough, like smoked ribs, or fall off the bone, like braised ribs. These ribs are done the right way, and I've never had better ribs than this."

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Original recipe makes 1 rack of ribs Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect heat - a pile of charcoal on one side, nothing under the food. Once it is going, throw some soaked mesquite woodchips on it.
  2. Remove the membrane from the ribs if the butcher has not already. Combine the salt, pepper, paprika, chile powder and thyme; rub onto the ribs. Cut the slab of ribs in half.
  3. Place the ribs over indirect heat, and close the lid. Cook for 20 minutes, then brush with barbeque sauce. Cover, and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2008

So easy! We have a gas grill, so we cooked them in the oven at 500 for 15 minutes, then on the grill for 15.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 08, 2012

The wonderful aroma on these was enough to make your mouth water. These turned out tender but not quite as much as we wanted. We didn't really care much for the rub either. DH had an issue with the thyme. I read other reviewers had an issue with the salt, I used kosher salt. It was fine and not too salty at all. Thanks for a nice meal. We enjoyed trying out your recipe. :)

Jun 07, 2010

There's nothing like really good baby back ribs! The smell alone from the grill is enough to make your mouth water! No matter what kind of rub you use they're bound to be good. We don't put our ribs directly on the grill until the end. After the rub, we put some BBQ sauce on the bottom of some foil (to prevent sticking) and wrap the ribs in the foil then place the ribs on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 45 minutes turning the packet a couple of times.. Then we remove them from the foil and place them directly on the grill and baste them with the BBQ sauce for 5 minutes or until done.

Jul 29, 2005

These are some of the best baby back ribs I have ever tasted! I don't think baby backs should fall off the bone, and these do not. Save that for country style ribs.

Jun 14, 2010

Placed ribs in refrig for several hours after using rub. Baked @ 300 for 2 hrs wrapped in foil, finished on gas grill with sweet baby rays, about 10-15 mins. First time making baby back ribs. Very good.

Jun 20, 2005

I haven't made this recipe using this rub, but very similar. Mike's right - they are the best. The secret is to remove the membrane. (It's not easy, but well worth it!) Try pulling off with a paper towel. Also, I use a rub only and serve the sauce on the side. I use hickory wood.

Jun 24, 2008

This has become a family favorite. They are the easiest and best ribs I've ever made. I love that the meat DOESN'T

Nov 26, 2006

I never made ribs before and was nervous they wouldn't turn out right. This was easy and very tasty, and you didn't have to grill them for hours.


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  • Calories
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 1388 mg
  • 56%

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

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