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Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs

 Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs
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 manly favorite. —Eric Brzostek, East Islip, New York
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/2 hours


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Rub over ribs;
  • cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 1,027 calories, 67 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 255 mg cholesterol, 2,071 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 64 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.