Pork Baby Back Rib Recipes

Rubs and cooking tips to make you a rib-master. See how easy it is to make fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs at home.

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Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.73 stars
These are the best I've had, short of the actual grilling method of course! This is a very simple recipe that I came up with a few years ago. It's not rocket science, just ribs cooked in the slow cooker and finished in the oven. This is what I do when I want ribs during the week and have to work all day. I'm eating them within a half-hour of getting home, and they turn out perfect every time!

Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.61 stars
If you're in the mood for a little virtual trip into summer, give this technique a try. This works with literally any dry rub and barbecue sauce combo.

Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.6 stars
A foolproof, simple recipe for the most tender, delectable ribs you've ever had. Follow the directions exactly, and success is guaranteed!

Instant Pot® Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.77 stars
Quick way to make fall-off-the-bone ribs in the Instant Pot®!

Quick Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.67 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.

Apple and BBQ Sauce Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a recipe that I did a couple of years ago. It takes some time, but it's worth it.

Steakhouse Ribs - New York Style

Rating: 4.48 stars
I have made these ribs for several of my friends and family at gatherings, and they have always gotten me rave reviews from everyone.

Boiled & Baked Ribs

Rating: 4.58 stars
These aren't meant to replace, or even compete with, a traditionally barbecued version. This is simply a fast and tasty alternative method for having a nice stack of ribs appear on your snack table.

Instant Pot® Ribs from Frozen

Rating: 4.83 stars
These ribs start from a frozen state, so dinner can be made without planning ahead. Each rib portion should have 3 to 4 ribs. I use a spice called "Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning" from Savory Spice Shop®, but you may use what you have. With only 3 ingredients, it doesn't get much easier!

Southern Grilled Barbecued Ribs

Rating: 4.75 stars
These ribs will have the smoky flavor without all the grilling time. It takes just 30 minutes on the grill to give the ribs that smoky flavor Southerners expect. You can use this recipe for spare ribs too, just bake for 15 minutes longer.

Air Fryer BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.08 stars
These air-fried ribs are about as close to the low and slow as you can get without all the wait! The rub creates a great color and gives a nice bark.

Instant Pot® Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.77 stars
Quick way to make fall-off-the-bone ribs in the Instant Pot®!

Inspiration and Ideas

Baby Back Ribs
Rating: Unrated
"I made it just as the recipe said and I can't rave about it enough. The meat was so tender and fell off the bone. So easy and delicious." – catlover952000
Chef John' Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Rating: Unrated
"THIS! This is the best recipe ever!" – candyapple1102

Scott Hibb's Amazing Whisky Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.83 stars

Man, when your guests bite into these at the Memorial Day cookout, they'll savor meat so tender and juicy that it slides right off the bone and gets you the respect you deserve! I have found that the major restaurant chains who make this awesome dish pre-cook their ribs SLOWLY before the quick grilling process.