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BBQ Ribs
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5 from 3 votes

Spiced BBQ Ribs

The most perfect low-stress recipe for making Ribs you'll ever find! 1 part spice rub, 1 part low and slow in the oven and 1 part on the grill/BBQ! Get after it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq ribs, how to make bbq ribs, easy grilled ribs, ribs in the oven, how to make ribs in the oven, spice mixture for ribs, summer ribs recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby


  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs about 2 1/2 pounds each, membrane removed from the underside of each rack
  • Store bought or homemade bBQ sauce
  • pickles to serve
  • potato chips to serve


  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, mustard, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne and paprika. On 2 baking sheets, sprinkle the spice mix all over the ribs, pressing and patting it into the ribs. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, overnight if possible.
  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Keep the ribs covered in foil and roast for 3 hours, until the meat is super tender but not falling off the bone. Remove from the oven and pour off any liquid on the baking sheets.
  • Preheat the broiler or BBQ. Brush each rack of ribs liberally with the various barbecue sauce and broil or grill for about 10 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with the sauce, until well-browned and crispy in spots. Transfer the ribs to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut in between the bones and mound the ribs on a platter. Pass any extra barbecue sauce on the side.
  • Serve alongside extra BBQ sauce for dipping, some pickles and some chips.