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Easy Baby Back BBQ Ribs

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
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.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 454.2


  • Oven


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Baby Back BBQ Ribs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 454.2 Calories from Fat 304
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.8g52%
Saturated Fat 12.5g63%
Cholesterol 133.7mg45%
Sodium 132.2mg6%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 10.1g11%
Protein 27.7g55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: barbecue ribs, oven baked baby back ribs, ribs in the oven