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A Close-Up Shot of Freshly Made Barbecue Ribs Piled Up on a White Plate

Easy Baby Back BBQ Ribs

Katerina | Diethood
These Easy Baby Back BBQ Ribs are perfectly smoky, spicy and sweet! They're so flavorful and tender, this will quickly become your new go-to recipe for ribs.
Servings : 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Honey Barbecue Sauce


  • In a mixing bowl combine brown sugar, cayenne pepper, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper; mix to combine.
  • Rub the mixture on all sides of the ribs.
  • Place in a roasting pan and cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight is best.
  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Pour the chicken broth and apple cider vinegar in the roasting pan with the ribs.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake the ribs for 2 hours.
  • Remove from oven and transfer the ribs to a large platter; set aside.
  • Pour the liquid from the roasting pan into a saucepan and bring to a boil; lower the heat to a simmer and continue to cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Stir in the barbecue sauce and remove from heat.
  • At this point you can cut the ribs and brush or toss them with the prepared sauce and serve, OR you can cook them on a preheated grill for about 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  • Serve.


  • Oven


Serving: 1 g | Calories: 454.2 kcal | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Protein: 27.7 g | Fat: 33.8 g | Saturated Fat: 12.5 g | Cholesterol: 133.7 mg | Sodium: 132.2 mg | Fiber: 0.5 g | Sugar: 10.1 g | Net Carbs: 11 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue ribs, oven baked baby back ribs, ribs in the oven