Big Daddy’s BBQ Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
There's nothing left on the platter when I make these BBQ ribs for my co-workers. The spices and brown sugar make an excellent rub. —Eric Brzostek, East Islip, New York
Big Daddy's BBQ Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 1027 calories, 67g fat (24g saturated fat), 255mg cholesterol, 2071mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 64g protein.