Luscious Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs
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Mouthwatering and luscious, these ribs are easy to make and sure to please.
Recipe type: Pork
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 slabs of baby back pork ribs
  • For the Dry Rub (Soul Dust - Kayotic Kitchen
  • ¼ cup Kosher salt
  • ½ cup of turbinado sugar, or substitute light brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • 1½ Tablespoon garlic powder, not garlic salt
  • 1½ Tablespoon onion powder, not onion salt
  • 3 Tablespoons paprika, sweet or smoked - your preference
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • ½ Tablespoon chili powder, mild or hot - your preference
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • For the Braising Liquid:
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Liberally apply dry rub to the front and back of each slab of ribs. Cover with foil, and refrigerate for at least one hour to overnight to allow the rub spices to penetrate the meat.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  3. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator, and allow to come to room temperature.
  4. Cut 2 large pieces of 18" heavy duty aluminum foil. Cut the foil pieces 4" wider than each slab, so you have plenty to crimp the ends closed.
  5. Place one slab on each piece of foil. Bring the foil ends together over the top of the slab. Fold down to make a seal across the top of the slab. Fold one end into a triangle, and fold the tip of the triangle over the top of the seal.
  6. grannie geek, baby back rib foil packet
  7. Hold up the unsealed end of the packet. Into the unsealed end, pour ½ of the braising liquid into each packet. Fold the end of the aluminum into a triangle, and fold the tip of the triangle over the top to seal.
  8. Place the packets onto a baking sheet. Bake for 3-3½ hours.
  9. Remove the ribs from the oven, and open the foil packets.
  10. Flip the slab, so the back of the slab in exposed. Either drain the braising liquid, cook to reduce, and brush the slabs. Or brush the back of the slab with your favorite barbecue sauce. Return to the oven for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the baking sheet. Flip the slab to expose the front. Brush with reduced braising liquid or barbecue sauce. Return to oven for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the ribs from the oven, and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Cut into serving pieces. I just cut the slab in half.
Serve the reduced braising liquid or barbecue sauce on the side. These would be delicious with cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad or baked potatoes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4-6
Recipe by At Mimi's Table at