Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

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  • Baby Back Ribs (around 1.5kg)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce (I used Racks Original BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • more BBQ sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (150ºC). Cover your pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Remove excess fat from ribs. Peel the silver skin (that’s the film like skin) off the back of the ribs – lift with a sharp knife and grab with a paper towel to remove.
  3. Prepare dry rub by combining the following ingredients in a bowl: salt, pepper, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder,cumin,chili powder, and instant coffee.
  4. Coat the baby back ribs with dry rub and place bone side down in your pan.
  5. Cover with foil to prevent it from burning.
  6. Roast Ribs in the oven for 2.5 – 3 hours depending on the thickness. This pair I roasted for 3 hours.
  7. Combine BBQ sauce and liquid smoke in a bowl, mix well.
  8. Brush all sides of ribs. Return in the oven without the foil cover and cook until bubbly.
  9. Serve with grilled corn on the cob, steamed rice and more bbq sauce.