This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I didn’t fall in love with baby back ribs until I was first introduced to them in high school. The first time that I had them I couldn’t believe that I went so long without ever trying them. As an adult, I made it my mission to perfect my pork baby back ribs recipe because my husband and I love them so much. Ribs are definitely a family favorite in our home. You can get creative with cooking them and the endless flavor allow you to have fun in the kitchen.
So instead of doing the traditional meat choices for the holidays this year, we’re switching things up with pork baby back ribs. All you need is a few simple ingredients to make the rub, your favorite bbq sauce, and 2 hours to let the ribs cook to perfection.
Pork Baby Back Ribs
- 2 lb baby back ribs
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- BBQ sauce of choice
- Mix all rub ingredients together.
- Coat both sides of the ribs with the rub mixture.
- Marinate ribs overnight. (This step can be skipped to save time)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Remove ribs from the refrigerator and wrap in aluminum foil.
- Bake ribs for 1 1/2 – 2 hours at 325 degrees.
- Serve with desired sides and enjoy!
There are a few things that you should keep in mind when prepping this pork baby back ribs recipe. First, low and slow is the key. Cooking the ribs at a low temperature slowly over 2 hours will keep the meat from drying out. Another thing to keep in mind is that the sides matter as much as the main course. Have you ever gotten a dish and the sides were just off? You want to make sure that your side dishes compliment the flavors of the meat. Some good options are macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, and yeast rolls. Since the holidays are coming up, you could even spice things up a bit with an apple cranberry coleslaw. My four cheese macaroni and cheese is a perfect compliment to these ribs!
For now, try your hand at this pork baby back ribs recipe and tell me what you think.