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BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

Barbecued Baby Back Pork Ribs are a delicious small bone in pork rib drenched in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Best precooked in the oven and then finished on the grill. Cooked properly these are unbelievably tender and delicious. The key is to cook slow and do not overcook.

Nutritional Information

Cooking Instructions Print Version

For additional cooking instructions, please see the chef's tips and the USDA cooking recommendations.

1. Oven

Type of heat 

Bake or broil.

Cut pieces of foil to enclose 1/2 of the rack of ribs. Cut racks of ribs in half, put on the foil, and brush liberally with your favorite BBQ sauce. Then wrap tightly and put in refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 300°F. Bake ribs wrapped tightly in the foil at 300°F for 2-1/2 hours. Remove from the foil and add more sauce if desired.

2. Grill 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place ribs in roasting pan and cover with foil. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Lightly oil grate on grill with vegetable oil spray and preheat to medium heat. Place ribs on the grill and brush liberally with your favorite BBQ sauce. Grill over medium heat for 8 minutes. Then turn ribs and grill for 7 more minutes, basting regularly. 

Chef's tip 

These fantastic ribs need no further seasoning. They are a great as is! If desired, dry rubs and seasoning blends should be added at the time ribs are baked.

3. Stove Top    

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USDA Cooking Recommendations

Safe cooking recommendations from the United States Department of Agriculture

Please note: Colors referenced below refer to pop-up timers. Pop-up timers are available at the service meat counter in the Meat Department or ask one of our meat and seafood experts.

Yellow to Medium Rare: 138°F - Beef only

Red to Medium: 144°F - Beef only

Green to Medium Well: 157°F - Pork and Beef

Blue to Well Done: 168°F - Pork, Beef, Poultry