Rib Rub for Awesome Indoor Pork Baby Back Ribs

15 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 93% would make again

Ready in 3 hours 20 minutes

Rib Rub for sweet and spicy ribs! Good recipe when you can't use the smoker outside..


1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon black pepper; fresh ground
3 tablespoons oil
6 tablespoons Honey

Original recipe makes 1



Pre-heat oven to 275

Cover cookie sheet with foil, spray foil with non-stick spray.

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Place a flat rack on to cookie sheet (to suspend ribs .5-1" above sheet). Spray with non-stick.

Rub the vegetable oil onto the ribs. Pour the rub over the ribs and work the rub fully and evenly into the ribs.

Place ribs on rack (meat side up, bone/membrane side down)

Cook for 2 hours. One hour in, drizzle ribs with honey.

Remove ribs after 2 hours. Drizzle with honey again.

Wrap tightly with foil. Be careful not to puncture foil or leave seams unsealed.

Increase heat to 300, cook 1 more hour.

That's for about 2 lbs of ribs. Double the recipe if you're making more than that.

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I never liked ribs. Even in a restaurants. They had this weird strong pork taste. But my other half bought ribs once and I made my ever first ribs using this recipe. And OMG were they good. Meat was fall of the bone tender and so tasty. Gone was that strong eww pork taste. Also it wasn't to spicy, just a little kick. I did use less honey (maybe 2tblsp), but that's our personal taste. My honey loved it he came home yesterday with more ribs and I'm about to make some more. I shared this recipe with everyone I know.
MalaFiumanka 2y ago

I was never a big fan of ribs. But my darling bought some spare ribs and I made them using this rub. We all loved it. Ribs fell of the bones and tasted sooo good. Even the leftovers were great the next day. Not to spicy and I didn't use all the honey so it wasn't to sweet either. I did however add some barbecue seasoning, 2teaspoons as I had to double the recipe and I didn't add onion powder as I was out.
MalaFiumanka 2y ago

yum68 2y ago

Real tasty, enjoyed this one a whole darn lot. Dead on great seaonings. I made extra to keep in the cupboard!
SanchoPanza 3y ago

Thank you, very flavorful!
MomMia 3y ago

I replaced the cayenne pepper with BBQ seasoning, added in 1/4 tsp of smokey seasoning and half a bottle of beer. Other than that I loved the recipe and it worked out really well .
Kdap 4y ago

Wendy, it's Farenheit, thanks
stevemur 4y ago

Can someone help me Is this recipe farenheit or celsius?
Wendyf1234 4y ago

it's Farenheit :D
Volite 4y ago

this worked out great I doubled the recipe. Awesome
momma37 4y ago

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