Spice-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs




Total Time: 3 hrs, 40 mins

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 3 hrs, 30 mins

Yield: 6 servings

Dish Size: 3-quart dish





  • 1 rack baby back ribs, 4-5 pounds
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce





  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cut ribs into 2-rib sections. This is easiest to do by cutting in between the ribs from the larger end of the rib toward the smaller end.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper, and rub over all sections of the ribs.
  4. Arrange rib sections in a 3-quart or larger temp-tations® baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 3 hours, or until the meat is fork tender and the ribs are well-browned.
  5. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees. Drain any grease from the baking dish. Cover all ribs in the barbecue sauce, tossing to ensure that they are evenly coated.
  6. Bake 30 more minutes, or until the barbecue sauce has turned into a nice glaze. Serve hot, topped with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.


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