Texas Style Pork Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
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Texas Dry Rub

  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1/3 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 2 tbsp ground mustard
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika

Texas Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce

  • 15 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayanne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp salt

The Meat

  • 2 lbs baby back ribs


Getting Ready

  • Preheat the oven to 325 F
  • Combine all the spices for your Texas Dry Rub
  • This is optional, but I threw mine in a blender because the brown sugar was a little clumpy. looks pretty evenly mixed to me!

Prepare the Ribs

  • Remove the membrane on the back of your ribs. You may need to get a knife in between the membrane and the meet to get it going, but once you have a grip on it it will come right off.
  • Your ribs should now look like this after removing the membrane.
  • Give each slab a nice coating of rub on each side.
  • Wrap them up in tin foil and place on a cookie sheet and place in the center rack of your oven for 2 hours. Note: my ribs are in half slabs just because I have a smaller grill. Feel free to keep them in whatever size you're comfortable with.

Making the BBQ Sauce

  • Bring the water, brown sugar to a boil. About 10 minutes
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together
  • Let this cook on medium heat, stirring frequently for about 20-30 minutes. Set aside.

Grill the RIbs

  • Time your grill so that it's ready to go by the time your get your ribs out. usually takes me about 20-30 minutes to get my charcoal grill ready.
  • With the grill nice and hot (about 350-400ish) place your ribs on the grill meat side up. Baste with a generous layer of bbq sauce
  • About every 5 minutes, flip the ribs and baste. Do this for about 20 minutes total. You'll have a nice char going on the ribs and the sauce should start to thicken up
  • Take them off the grill and let them sit for about 5-10 minutes, Cut them into strips and serve!