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.

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
Total: 1 hr 25 mins

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

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

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.

Honey 'n' Orange Back Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Dry rubs are sensational on pork ribs, especially when the ribs are cooked slowly to soak up loads of smoky flavor.

Mo's Sticky Ribs

Food & Wine

For almost four years, Fred Donnelly's red Mogridder's BBQ truck has animated a nondescript section of the Bronx, where it sits in front of his auto repair shop. (The Mogridder's special--an oil change and brake check plus a platter of slow-smoked ribs--does brisk business.) Last October, Donnelly finally opened a place to sit and eat. He makes these spectacularly sticky ribs at home. "Anyone you make them for falls in love with you," he says.

Total: 3 hrs 20 mins

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!

Smoked Ribs with Dry Rub

Tyler Florence
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