Baby Back Ribs

Cooking baby back ribs is surprisingly simple, and we'll show you how. Whether smoked, barbecued, spicy, or rhubarb-glazed, these baby back ribs recipes will turn out finger-licking good every time.

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Reggae Baby Back Ribs

A tropical-inspired recipe for Baby Back Ribs to try for your next family dinner or backyard cookout.

How to Cook Baby Back Ribs

Dilemma: How to cook baby back ribs when there are so many ways to prepare this delicious, sweet dish.

Total: 1 hr 25 mins

Spice-Roasted Ribs with Apricot Glaze

Food & Wine

F&W Senior Test Kitchen Associate Grace Parisi uses smoked paprika to sneak a just-barbecued flavor into these sticky, off-the-bone-tender ribs, which are one of the cheaper (and least meaty) cuts of pork.

Total: 3 hrs

How to Make Fred's Finest Baby Back Ribs

Fred's Finest baby back ribs will make your barbeque taste buds happy. The end product of soft meat and carmelized sauce will have this be your favorite recipe in no time.

Honey-Tamarind Baby Back Ribs

Food & Wine

Naturally tart tamarind keeps the honey-based barbecue sauce from becoming too sweet for the luscious, slow-cooked ribs. Opt for dark, runny tamarind concentrate instead of tamarind pulp, which needs to be soaked and strained before using; it's available at Asian markets.

Total: 3 hrs

Pork and Chile Stew

Food & Wine

The 1980s ushered in the era of the celebrity chef. Some big names, like John Sedlar, disappeared but are back now (his Rivera in Los Angeles opens soon); others never left, like Robert del Grande, who is reinventing Houston's Cafe Annie as Bar Annie with dishes like this Southwestern pork rib stew.

Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

Honey 'n' Orange Back Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Make a simple marinade to season these pork ribs then grill when you're ready.

Strawberry-Jalapeno Barbecue Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Ketchup, strawberry preserves, vinegar, and jalapeno peppers team up to make a sweet-and-fiery basting sauce for ribs.

Stout-Glazed Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Stout is the centerpiece of the marinade for these succulent ribs, which will be a hit at your next summer cookout.

Pincho Ribs with Sherry Glaze

Food & Wine

These ribs are named after Spanish snacks known as pinchos. Jason McCullar rubs them with a smoked-paprika spice blend, then lacquers them with a sherry-spiked glaze. For an ideal cocktail snack, look for riblets, a half portion of baby back ribs; they're especially meaty. Or ask your butcher to split your rib racks crosswise.

Total: 3 hrs

Quick and Easy Classic Ribs

Ladies' Home Journal
Total: 1 min

Sugar-and-Spice Pork Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Hickory salt and wood chips flavor these delicious pork ribs. They'll be a hit at your cookout!

Spareribs Cantonese

Better Homes and Gardens

This easy pork recipe uses just five main ingredients to create an intriguing, satisfying dish.

Smokey Spice-Rubbed Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

These falling-off-the-bone tender ribs are rubbed with spices and roasted in the oven, then finished on the grill for a burst of smoky flavor.

Spicy and Sticky Baby Back Ribs

Food & Wine

The chef way: To create the flavorings for these ribs, Donald Link combines eight spices for a rub and prepares a barbecue sauce with homemade pork stock. The easy way: Cut back the number of spices in the rub to the five essentials, and use canned beef broth in the barbecue sauce.

Total: 4 hrs

Fred's Finest Baby Back Ribs

Fine Cooking Books

No offense to those chicken folks but here's the "finger lickin' good" meal. These ribs are mouth-happy perfection. The key is slow-roasting heat combined with moisture to create steam that melts away some of the fat and softens the meat. I like to start these in the oven, but if you prefer to do it entirely on the grill, I've provided that method too. No matter which way you start the ribs, finish them over direct heat to get a nice carmelization of the sauce.

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