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Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

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Hello to all the gastronomic trailblazers out there! It’s your culinary confidante, Jeviko, from “Life with Jeviko”. Have you ever had one of those moments where your taste buds are practically begging for a burst of deep, sultry flavors? Maybe something smoky, with a hint of sweet tang that just envelops your senses? Well, my dear food lovers, I’ve stumbled upon a BBQ Baby Back Ribs recipe that’s nothing short of culinary alchemy, and I’m bursting with excitement to share this treasure with my beloved community over at

You might wonder, “What makes these ribs the pièce de résistance?” Let me weave you a tantalizing tale. These aren’t just ribs; they’re a testament to the art of cooking. Envision meat so sumptuously tender that it nearly drifts off the bone at the mere suggestion, holding within it a depth of flavor that’s almost poetic. The BBQ sauce? Oh, it’s a velvety masterpiece, a harmonious blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky nuances that seduce your palate with every bite.

Each mouthful is a celebration, a mosaic of flavors that evoke memories of sun-soaked backyard gatherings, the distant laughter of friends and family, and that indescribable joy that comes from savoring food made with love and passion. There’s an intimacy in this dish, a connection that spans between the hands that prepared it and those fortunate enough to taste it.

I truly believe that some dishes do more than just feed our bodies; they nourish our souls, and this, my dear readers, is one of them. As you embark on this culinary odyssey, you’ll realize that this isn’t just about satiating a craving—it’s about rediscovering the sheer joy of cooking and sharing. And I have a sneaking suspicion that once you’ve had a taste of these BBQ ribs, those commercial alternatives will fade into oblivion. So, gear up, fellow food lovers! We’re about to set sail on an unforgettable flavor voyage. Join me, won’t you?

Is this dish beginner-friendly?
Absolutely! Even if you’ve never cooked ribs before, this step-by-step guide will have you mastering the art in no time.

What makes these ribs unique?
It’s all about the slow baking method and that homemade BBQ sauce. Trust me; it’s a game-changer!
Are the ingredients easy to find? Yes! Everything you need is probably already in your kitchen or just a short trip to the grocery store away.

How do the ribs turn out?
Imagine ribs so tender they almost fall off the bone, coated with a glaze that’s the perfect blend of sweet and tangy.

Can I prepare them ahead of time?
Yes, and I’ll share a tip on that later!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes


  • 4 pounds baby back ribs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce (your favorite brand or homemade)


  1. Preparation Is Key: Start by preheating your oven to 275°F (135°C). This low and slow method ensures your ribs will be succulently tender. Meanwhile, line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup later.
  2. The Flavorful Rub: In a mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. This blend infuses the ribs with an aromatic richness. Rub this mixture generously onto both sides of the ribs, ensuring every nook and cranny is covered.
  3. Baking to Perfection: Place the seasoned ribs meaty-side up on the prepared baking sheet. Cover with another piece of aluminum foil and seal the edges. This creates a steamy environment, allowing the ribs to become mouthwateringly tender. Bake for about 2 hours.
  4. It’s All About the Sauce: After 2 hours, remove the ribs from the oven and carefully discard the top foil. Increase your oven temperature to 350°F (175°C). Generously brush your chosen BBQ sauce over the ribs, ensuring a hearty coat.
  5. Final Touch: Return the ribs to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. This will give them a lovely glaze and slightly caramelized edges.

Cooking Tips:

  • For an added smoky flavor, consider adding a touch of smoked paprika to your rub.
  • If you want to prepare ahead, season the ribs the night before and store them in the fridge. This allows the flavors to meld even more.
  • The ribs pair beautifully with a fresh coleslaw or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

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