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Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs Recipe
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Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs Recipe

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There’s nothing left on the platter when Big E makes these for the guys at work. A hint of cinnamon lends a little sweetness to this hearty favorite. —Eric Brzostek, East Islip, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mesquite seasoning
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving size pieces
  • 3-1/2 cups barbecue sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 1027 calories, 67 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 255 mg cholesterol, 2071 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 64 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Rub over ribs; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Place ribs bone side down on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour; drain. Brush some of the barbecue sauce over ribs. Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes or until tender, basting occasionally with barbecue sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011, p43

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"In my husbands words "Better than at the restraunt""

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"Delicious! The rub was excellent. I used a smoked paprika and my DH said they tasted like we had done them over the campfire!"

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