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Dry Rub Ribs w/ BBQ Sauce

You can also go with the boneless baby back ribs if you want for a more hands free experience at dinner.

The dry rub is easy to make, just requires a lot of ingredients.  This is a go-to every time we have a pool party because they take little attention and we serve them in plastic red baskets with the papers liners like you would get at a fast food  restaurant.  Put this our with a few salads and some cookies and you have a complete stand-up or sit-down casual but tasty meal.

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Serves 12 (You can always make less ribs and save the extra rub for later, it lasts for a month or so)


  • 4 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons each of paprika, light brown sugar, kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons each of chili powder, cumin, fresh ground pepper onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon each of ground cinnamon and ground coriander
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s traditional BBQ Sauce — yes, store bought, it is excellent, easy and if someone makes something as good or better than you can, use it
  • 6 racks of babyback pork ribs

Making It

  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • Rub the ribs all over with the spices and wrap each rack individually with tinfoil -tightly
  • Place two racks of ribs per baking sheet

Time to Cook

  • Set the oven to 300 degrees and bake for three hours.  I do this early in the morning before the guests event arrive.  Take the racks out of the foil and let cool, then refrigerate until it’s time to finish them of with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce.
  • When is time to eat, turn the oven back on, this time to 450 degrees
  • Cut into portions of two ribs each
  • Put a teaspoon of sauce on each rib and place on a baking sheet lines with tinfoil
  • Bake for 15 minutes and served with extra barbecue sauce that has been headed on the stove

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