Ready in 2 hours
These Ribs are extreamly tasty and tender, Plus the method I use results in very little clean up time.
"EXCELLENT and EASY way to cook "meat falling off the bone" ribs. I made it even easier. I skipped all of the ingredients besides the ribs and BBQ sauce. I just squeezed some Sweet Baby Rays into the Aluminum Foil tent instead of apple cider, then put some more on the top during the "broil" stage. They were the best ribs I ever made. They were ready to broil in 1 hr., 40 min. Yum!"- grips
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Top-ranked recipe named "Sweet and tender BBQ Baby Back Ribs (Easy clean up)"
Pre-Heat oven to 400 F (Cook at 350 F) If you are going to finish off the ribs under the broiler instead of the grill make sure you take the broiling pan out of the oven.
Prep rack of ribs by removing the thin fatty membrane from the underside of the ribs, simply use a knife to lift a corner of the membrane up, and use a paper towel to grip it and pull the membrane up and off the underside of the ribs.
To start lay a double layer of extra wide heavy duty aluminum foil down on your counter (or table) they should be about 1x longer than the rack so you have plenty of foil to fold and seal the ends .
Coat both sides of the rack generously with the BBQ dry rub (equal parts brown sugar, smoked paprika, and garlic salt) and place the rack in the middle of the aluminum foil, fold up the long sides like a tent and fold together a few times to seal the seam leaving the foil slightly tented. Now fold one end a few times to seal, holding the package at a slight angle (open end up), take your cup of apple juice and pour it into the open end so that it pours underneath the ribs, then fold end to seal the package up compleatly (Make sure to seal package up nice and tight to prevent any leaks or steam escaping). Place sealed package on a cookie sheet or baking pan to help with moving them in and out of the oven.
NOTE: I Usually prep the rib's the night before to let the ribs soak up the flavor of the dry rub and apple juice, then when its time to cook just throw the "package" into the oven.
NOTE: Multiple Racks of ribs: You can choose to place the ribs into a shallow baking pan with a lid (or sealed with foil) instead of individually sealing each one in its own aluminum foil tent, however I have tried both, and I get far better results sealing each rack individually, in my opinion its worth the extra effort.
Cook in oven at 350 F for 2 hours
After Ribs have been baking for 2 hours take them out and carefully open the package (be carefull the steam and juices will be very hot).
NOTE: Now is a good time to cover your broiler pan with some more heavy duty foil (for easy clean up).
Mix BBQ Sauce, Brown sugar, and honey, (If you want a little Kick add some Chipotle Tabasco sauce) and generously cover the ribs with the mixture on both sides. Place rack in the broiler on high for about 7 minutes or until the sauce is just SLIGHTLY charred (WARNING, it is important to watch the ribs closely during this step, if left in direct heat for even 1 minute to long you will burn the ribs and that does not make for tasty ribs).
OPTIONAL; Or if it is more convenient or desireble, this last step can also be done on a out door grill, I love finishing off my ribs on the grill because I usually grill corn on the cob so the grill is going anyways.
Repeat steps for each additional rack of ribs. I have found that 4 full racks fit into a standard oven pretty good.
This recipe is fairly easy and when done right, makes some fantastic ribs that you would have to go to a professional BBQ smoke house to find better.
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cjunga 1 month agoI've finally found the secret to perfect ribs! These were WONDERFUL!
crentep 2 months ago
Mlkeenan 2 months agoWe have tried every region of BBQ except one and this ranked up there with the best we've had. This is an amazing receipe for ribs. Really nice flavor.
traindude 3 months agoYou can use this for any style ribs. The rub is great . I use sweety baby rays bbq sauce on mine when I finish them of on the grill with nothing added to the sauce. The wife all ways ask for me to make ribs now. I don't think there is any better way to do them
grandpainthekitchen 3 months agoI have cooked these several times. By far the best ribs I have ever tasted. Thanks for the recipe.
KendraCooks 4 months ago
MandaNic2005 4 months agoLove this!! Always a hit with the family!
rgolphers2 4 months agoVery tasty and easy.
Jenkroeker 4 months agoThese are the best ribs I've ever made! Restaurant quality.... I used side ribs and they were excellent.
SusanandMatt10711 4 months agoGreat ribs!! I did add a half cap of liquid smoke. Was easy to prepare. New favorite!!
barbaratumbarello 5 months agoI love these ribs!
sarah_campbell_77 5 months agoDelicious!! Loved the spices used and I used Sweet Baby Ray's original sauce to mix with the honey and brown sugar:) We couldn't pull the ribs apart because the rib bones would just fall out! Amazing!! Definitely making again!
bhanc 6 months agoHave used this recipe dozens of times and everybody compliments, plus it's the ease of cleanup that makes it that much better.
darinelop 6 months ago
Moomah 8 months agoOMG! Excellent! I'd consider myself as an accomplished home chef but have always been intimidated by ribs. This recipe is foolproof. I followed exactly and finished with a real charcoal grill. Yum!
winterking77 8 months agoGreat recipe. I modified a few of the ingredients but the techniques worked very well. Also wrapped each rack by itself and they came out of the oven very moist. Used about 1/3 cup of the apple juice in each package Family was very happy and the ribs did not last long
Ramy316 8 months agoHusband really liked these. I thought there was way too much smoked paprika flavor. I'll definitely reduce the smoked paprika by at least half next time. Maybe sub regular paprika. Also not sure you need a cup of apple juice. Will reduce or try without next time. These were easy to make and clean up ... I'll give them that.
Nickkeepers 8 months agoVery good and easy! Finished on the grill. Was great with gilled corn, potato salad and fresh fruit
Gutzj01 9 months agoMade 3 racks for a party and they were a hit. So tender they just fell off the bone. Also had lots of compliments on the sauce. I did wrap each rack separately (as suggested) and I think that probably was key to having them all so tender.
dhaich 10 months agoThese are my comments. Great recipe.