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Best Baby-Back Ribs Recipe

Best Baby-Back Ribs Recipe

My dad encourage me when I was young to pursue my interest in cooking. As I got older, I experimented more, and there were many successes, including these ribs. —Rick Consoli, Orion, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


  • 1. Place ribs bone side down in a large roasting pan. Combine garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper; sprinkle over ribs. Top with sliced onion. Cover tightly and bake at 350° for 1 hour.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain fat from pan; discard sliced onion. Brush ribs with half of barbecue sauce.
  • 3. Cover and bake 30-60 minutes longer or until ribs are tender. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 pound) equals 977 calories, 62 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 245 mg cholesterol, 2,230 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 52 g protein.