Rating: 4.5 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Who would have thought you can prep and cook your ribs in less than an hour? Well now you can using an air fryer. Quick and easy for a weeknight dinner.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
80 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove membrane from back of ribs and dry ribs with a paper towel. Cut rack into 4 pieces. Mix olive oil and liquid smoke in a small bowl and rub on both sides of the ribs.

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  • Combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder in a bowl. Season both sides of the ribs generously with seasoning mix. Let ribs rest for 30 minutes to enhance the flavor.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Place ribs bone-side down in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching; cook in batches if necessary.

  • Cook for 15 minutes. Flip ribs over (meat-side down) and cook an additional 10 minutes. Remove ribs from air fryer and brush bone-side of ribs with 1/2 cup BBQ sauce. Place basket back in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes. Flip ribs over, brush meat-side with remaining 1/2 cup BBQ sauce; cook an additional 5 minutes or until desired char is achieved.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 29g; cholesterol 87.6mg; sodium 1069.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
Did not make any changes. I shared the meal with my neighbors who thought I was in the kitchen all day. It was perfect! I know I will make it many more times. Thank goodness for air fryers!!! And your recipes!!! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
Loved it, turned out great. I will definitely make it again and again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2020
Turned out great!! Since this was the 1st time using my air fryer, I didn't realize I should've sprayed the pan because clean up was horrible. But the recipe was wonderful Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
Did not make any changes. I shared the meal with my neighbors who thought I was in the kitchen all day. It was perfect! I know I will make it many more times. Thank goodness for air fryers!!! And your recipes!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2021
First time using my new Air Fryer and what a great recipe to start with! Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2020
Very food will be making again sure easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2020
I didn't use the sauce in the recipe. I used the Air Fryer instructions and I found that the temperature was different because my Air Fryer doesn't cook with 5 minute increments unfortunately so I used 270 degrees and they turned out delicious. Not as tender as I was expecting. I could not get the membrane completely off the ribs. Very delicious just the same. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2021
Not quite as tender than in but the IP, but the flavor and crispness was totally there! I will return to IP but will finish in the air fryer. Love the sticky sauce!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2021
I picked this up from another recipe. Rather than cutting ribs into 4-pieces, I cut them individually. This has proved to illuminate waisting! Overall, a family favorite on any day of the week. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2020
I went 16 minutes bone down and 11 minutes bone up and 5 minutes each side with bbq sauce applied in an Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer 360 Plus. Rib internal temp was 160 degrees when finished. Ribs were of good flavor and cooked but not real tender like my smoker would do them. Still air frying would be an alternative if you didn't have the time to smoke them. Read More