Shirley’s Easy Baby Back Ribs
Thinking about doing Baby Back Ribs? This is probably the easiest recipe for Baby Backs you will find and results in fall-off-the-bone delicious ribs every time!
Pork Baby Back Ribs
Salt & Pepper
Your favorite BBQ sauce
After washing and drying the baby back ribs, salt and pepper as you prefer.
Using a racked baking pan, pour water in the bottom of the pan. Place the baby backs on the rack – do not allow the ribs to touch the water – with the meaty side up.
Cover with aluminum foil – sealing it so that steam does not escape while baking, but ensuring to tent the foil so that it does not touch the ribs.
Bake at 325 degrees for 2 to 3 hours. Ribs should appear loose on the bones to go to the next step.
Either finish the ribs with the BBQ sauce in the oven, or on a grill.
Oven Finish – Spread BBQ sauce on the side of ribs that is up – place back into the oven, uncovered, until the BBQ sauce is starting to carmelize. Turn the ribs over and spread BBQ sauce on the the remaining side and put back into the oven until the BBQ sauce starts to carmelize. Remove from the oven.
Grill Finish – Spread BBQ sauce on the side of ribs that will be face down on the BBQ grill until the BBQ sauce is starting to carmelize. Spread BBQ sauce on the remaining side, place it on the BBQ grill rack until the sauce starts to carmelize. Remove from the grill.
The meat should almost fall off the bones. Have additional warmed BBQ sauce on the side for those that want to dip their ribs. Serve immediately.
A fresh salad and freshly baked garlic bread (on the grill or in the oven) are all you need with these Baby Back Ribs.