This baby back pork ribs recipe is super easy and low maintenance. Believe it or not, you can get the restaurant quality from your oven at home. I am sure you will put this on top of your favorite recipe list after the first trial.
Total Time: 7 Hours
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Active Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes
Inactive Cook Time: 6.5 Hours
I never thought that I would cook this American classic myself. We always had this dish in a restaurant.
Before making this baby back pork ribs recipe, I seriously believed that it would be too much work and time to make a dinner like this at home. (Specially, if you have seen enough videos or TV shows of how these ribs cooked in a restaurant setting.) It was way better to step into a restaurant and enjoy the meal without too much mess, right? That had been my perception for a long time before making this dish on my own.
But what made me to do it myself? Well, we used to go to this restaurant quite often which claims that their ribs are their specialty, or best in town. However, we realized that the quality of their ribs fluctuated. Sometimes, they were really good. Sometimes, they were not even up to standard.
Hearing that same complaint from my husband over and over for so many times, I decided to give it a try to do it myself. Little did I expect that it is out of this world. It is way better than going into a restaurant to enjoy it.
What I like about this recipe is that if it is on a day when you stay at home, your oven does multi-tasking for you. Really? Really, no kidding. It makes the whole house smells good and feels cozy, especially on a cold, rainy day.
Throughout all these years, I learn that different people have different preference of BBQ sauce flavors. You sure can decide however you want it with this baby back pork ribs recipe. You can use any store bought brands, like I do here, or personalize your BBQ seasonings and sauce. What not to love, right?
Throughout the time when the ribs cooking in the oven, you can either relax or do other chores in your house. The “hardest” work you need to do with this dish is either flip or glaze the ribs. Your active cook time is less than 30 minutes in total vs the ribs staying in the oven for 6.5 hours totally.
Believe me, when you see these easy BBQ baby back ribs serving on the table falling off the bones, you will be super proud of yourself. Once you take that first bite, you are going to plan for making it again soon.
Start cooking this easy BBQ baby back ribs around 11 am or noon on a weekend, it will be ready for dinner by 6 or 7pm. Enjoy!
3.5 lbs Baby Back Ribs
2 tbsp BBQ Seasoning (of your preference)
2 cups BBQ sauce (divided; any kind you want; I use Baby Ray brand Hickory and Brown Sugar)
¼ cup Water
2 heaping tbsp brown sugar (you can also use honey instead)
Salt and Pepper to taste
I thought it would be easier if I write a few bullets here to divide those 6.5 hours inactive cooking time for you:
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