Orange BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 2-1/4 hours Grill: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I do not care for long complicated recipes in summertime, I'd rather be out by the pool with my family. Thats when I came up with this easy, citrus twist on BBQ. The orange adds a subtle, but deliciously fresh flavor to any BBQ. I like to use the Orange BBQ sauce when I make chicken fondu as well, its perfect.
Orange BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) honey barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest


  1. Place ribs bone side down on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until tender; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, orange juice and zest; set aside 1 cup for serving. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  3. Place ribs over direct heat; baste with some of the sauce. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until browned, turning and basting occasionally. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 1011 calories, 61g fat (23g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 1415mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 0 fiber), 51g protein.

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