Blue Ribbon Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Ribs are the essential summer food to me. I love, love, love ribs. Ribs are also the ultimate winter food for me because I like to pop them in the oven and heat my apartment up that way, haha. I guess the point is that ribs are awesome, and I am a-okay with eating them anytime!!!

This baby back ribs recipe won an award due to how good it is. We really think you’re going to love it. I know we do. I’ve made them a couple of time. You gotta test it out, right? 😉 I’m also going to suggest them for the 4th of July this year. They’re that good. My family doesn’t really like ribs, but I know they won’t be able to resist these!


Blue ribbon, award winning… this sounds like it’ll be complicated, right? The recipe is really simple, and it’s actually only 7 ingredients long. YES!

Thanks to the folks at All Recipes for this delicious recipes!

Blue Ribbon Baby Back Ribs Recipe
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  1. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  2. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  3. 1 tablespoon paprika
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  5. 3 pounds baby back pork ribs
  6. 1 cup barbecue sauce
  1. Preheat a gas grill for high heat, or arrange charcoal briquettes on one side of the barbeque. Lightly oil the grate.
  2. In a small jar, combine cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Close the lid, and shake to mix.
  3. Trim the membrane sheath from the back of each rack. Run a small, sharp knife between the membrane and each rib, and snip off the membrane as much as possible. Sprinkle as much of the rub onto both sides of the ribs as desired. To prevent the ribs from becoming too dark and spicy, do not thoroughly rub the spices into the ribs. Store the unused portion of the spice mix for future use.
  4. Place aluminum foil on lower rack to capture drippings and prevent flare-ups. Lay the ribs on the top rack of the grill (away from the coals, if you're using briquettes). Reduce gas heat to low, close lid, and leave undisturbed for 1 hour. Do not lift the lid at all.
  5. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce, and grill an additional 5 minutes. Serve ribs as whole rack, or cut between each rib bone and pile individually on a platter.
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