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Quick Baby Back Ribs

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy recipe for ribs which won't be tough, like smoked ribs, or fall off the bone, like braised ribs. These ribs are done the right way, and I've never had better ribs than this."
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1 h 15 m servings 465
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 rack of ribs)


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  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect heat - a pile of charcoal on one side, nothing under the food. Once it is going, throw some soaked mesquite woodchips on it.
  2. Remove the membrane from the ribs if the butcher has not already. Combine the salt, pepper, paprika, chile powder and thyme; rub onto the ribs. Cut the slab of ribs in half.
  3. Place the ribs over indirect heat, and close the lid. Cook for 20 minutes, then brush with barbeque sauce. Cover, and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 465 calories; 29.7 23.5 24.2 117 1388 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

So easy! We have a gas grill, so we cooked them in the oven at 500 for 15 minutes, then on the grill for 15.

Most helpful critical review

The wonderful aroma on these was enough to make your mouth water. These turned out tender but not quite as much as we wanted. We didn't really care much for the rub either. DH had an issue with ...

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So easy! We have a gas grill, so we cooked them in the oven at 500 for 15 minutes, then on the grill for 15.

There's nothing like really good baby back ribs! The smell alone from the grill is enough to make your mouth water! No matter what kind of rub you use they're bound to be good. We don't put o...

These are some of the best baby back ribs I have ever tasted! I don't think baby backs should fall off the bone, and these do not. Save that for country style ribs.

Placed ribs in refrig for several hours after using rub. Baked @ 300 for 2 hrs wrapped in foil, finished on gas grill with sweet baby rays, about 10-15 mins. First time making baby back ribs. Ve...

I haven't made this recipe using this rub, but very similar. Mike's right - they are the best. The secret is to remove the membrane. (It's not easy, but well worth it!) Try pulling off with ...

This has become a family favorite. They are the easiest and best ribs I've ever made. I love that the meat DOESN'T

I never made ribs before and was nervous they wouldn't turn out right. This was easy and very tasty, and you didn't have to grill them for hours.

I didn't have time to marinate anything, nor did I even have time to strip the membrane off. PLUS I misplaced my Hungarian paprika and only had a gas grill, so I followed the advice of one of t...

Excellent recipe for smoking/grilling ribs.. only thing I would change is cut the salt in half in the rub and use it sparingly. Wonderful!