Prize-Winning Baby Back Ribs


Learn how to grill ribs with this foolproof, simple recipe for the most tender, delectable ribs you've ever had. Follow the directions exactly, and success is guaranteed!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
close up view of sliced Prize-Winning Baby Back Ribs

Alberta Rose


  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 pounds baby back pork ribs

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce


  1. Preheat a gas grill for high heat, or arrange charcoal briquettes on one side of the barbeque. Lightly oil the grate.

  2. Combine cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small jar; close the lid and shake to mix.

  3. Trim the membrane sheath from the back of each rack. Run a small, sharp knife between the membrane and each rib, and snip off the membrane as much as possible. Sprinkle as much of the rub onto both sides of ribs as desired. To prevent ribs from becoming too dark and spicy, do not thoroughly rub spices into ribs. Store any unused spice mix in a jar for future use.

  4. Place aluminum foil on the lower rack to capture drippings and prevent flare-ups. Lay ribs on the top rack of the grill (away from the coals, if you're using briquettes). Reduce gas heat to low, close lid, and leave ribs undisturbed for 1 hour. Do not lift the lid at all.

  5. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce, and grill for an additional 5 minutes. Serve ribs as a whole rack, or cut between each rib bone and pile individually on a platter.

    Prize-Winning Baby Back Ribs by Alberta Rose

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of spice mix. The actual amount of spice mix consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
30g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 469mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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