Baby Back Barbecue Ribs


Easy and delicious, seasoned baby back ribs are sealed in foil and cooked until tender, then finished on the grill with barbecue sauce.

5 servings


  • 2 sheets (18x24-inches each) Reynolds Wrap® 18-inch Wide Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

  • 3 pounds baby back pork ribs

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons pepper

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ cups barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat grill to medium OR oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Center half of ribs in single layer on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Combine brown sugar and seasonings; rub over ribs, turning to coat evenly.

  3. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and one end to seal packet. Through open end, add 1/4 cup water or 3 to 4 ice cubes. Double fold remaining end, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make two packets.

  4. TO GRILL: Place rib packets in covered grill and grill 45 to 60 minutes. Remove foil; place ribs on grill

  5. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce. CONTINUE GRILLING 10 to 15 minutes, brushing with sauce and turning every 5 minutes.

  6. TO BAKE: Place rib packets on a cookie sheet and bake in oven 45to 60minutes. Remove foil; place ribs on broiler pan. BRUSH ribs with barbecue sauce. BROIL 4to 5inches from broiler, 10to 15minutes, brushing with sauce and turning every 5minutes.


REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP: Before placing steamed ribs on grill grate, line the grate with Reynolds Wrap(R) Non-Stick Foil to prevent the ribs from sticking. Make drainage holes with a grilling fork.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

572 Calories
36g Fat
32g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 572
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 962mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 587mg 12%

* 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.