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Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Baby Back Ribs Recipe With Carolina BBQ Dry Rub

Experience the perfect harmony of flavors with our Carolina BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs recipe! Elevate your barbecue game by generously seasoning baby back ribs with Carolina BBQ Seasoning, then indulging them in the rich sweetness of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Slow-cooked to perfection, these ribs are wrapped in foil for juicy tenderness. Finish them on the grill to achieve a smoky, caramelized exterior—turning and basting for that ideal finish.

Baby Back Ribs



1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Generously rub Carolina BBQ Seasoning onto the top side of the thawed baby back ribs.

3. Lather the seasoned ribs with BBQ sauce of choice.

4. Wrap the ribs tightly with aluminum foil.

5. Place foil or a cookie sheet under the ribs in the oven to catch any juice that may leak out during cooking.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 hours at 275 degrees.

7. Check the tenderness of the ribs around 2 1/2 hours into cooking. Be cautious not to let them become too tender or fall off the bone, as this may make it challenging to finish them on the grill.

8. Remove the ribs from the oven. Baste them again on both sides with BBQ sauce.

9. Preheat your grill.

10. Place the sauced ribs on the grill. Since they are already fully cooked, the goal is to darken the exterior and enhance the flavor with a smoky finish.

11. Leave the ribs on the grill for a short time, turning occasionally and basting with more sauce to prevent dryness.

12. Once the exterior is nicely caramelized, remove the ribs from the grill.

Suggested Sides/Wine & Drink Parings:

  1. Coleslaw with Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing: Finely shred cabbage and carrots. Toss them in a dressing made of apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, a touch of Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. The crisp and tangy coleslaw will provide a refreshing contrast to the rich and savory ribs.

  2. Garlic Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob: Husk fresh corn and brush with a mixture of melted butter, minced garlic, and grated Parmesan cheese. Grill the corn until it's slightly charred. The smoky, garlicky flavor of the corn will complement the BBQ goodness of the ribs.

  3. Loaded Baked Potato Skins: Bake or grill potato halves until they're crispy. Scoop out the centers and mix the potato with cheese, bacon bits, chives, and a dollop of sour cream. These loaded potato skins add a hearty and satisfying element to the meal.

  4. Wine: Zinfandel: A Zinfandel wine, especially one with bold fruit flavors and a hint of peppery spice, can be an excellent match for Carolina BBQ ribs. The wine's robust profile can stand up to the smokiness and sweetness of the barbecue sauce, enhancing the overall dining experience.

  5. Craft Beer: Pale Ale: A pale ale can be a great beer choice to pair with Carolina BBQ ribs. The maltiness of the beer complements the caramelization on the ribs, and the hoppy bitterness can cut through the richness of the meat and sauce. Look for a well-balanced pale ale with a mix of malt sweetness and hoppy character.

Remember, these sides offer a balance of textures and flavors that will enhance the overall dining experience when paired with the Carolina BBQ Glazed Baby Back Ribs.


  • Thaw Completely: Ensure baby back ribs are fully thawed before seasoning for even flavor absorption.

  • Moisture Retention: Wrap ribs tightly in foil during the initial oven phase to lock in moisture for a juicy result.

  • Grilling Balance: Grill briefly to caramelize the exterior; too long may make them overly tender for finishing.

  • Sauce Layering: Apply Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce in layers during grilling for a shiny finish and to prevent dryness.

Eat and enjoy a harmony of tender, flavorful ribs paired with delightful sides, creating a barbecue experience that's simply irresistible. Elevate your grilling game and treat your taste buds to a symphony of Southern-inspired goodness.


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