Grilled Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Grilled Baby Back Ribs will be your new favorite cookout food. So, so good.

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Summer is just around the corner, can you taste it? I am pretty sure summer at our home tastes a lot like these baby back ribs. The summer months around here mean lots of cookouts and delicious homemade ice cream.

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We enjoy having friends and family over - especially when it's hot outside because my husband loves grilling and smoking meats to share. One of our go-to summer meals is grilled baby back ribs. They are so simple to prepare, then when you grill them just right, they are super tender.

Our two-year-old daughter could not wait to dig into these. Now, this was a shocker to us because our son will not touch ribs, but my daughter licked the bone clean.

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We like to let ours marinate overnight with a nice rib rub, then we coat them with BBQ sauce just before placing them on the grill. I generally let them grill for about 20 minutes. They can be served as-is or with a side of additional BBQ sauce or Ranch dressing.

We love to serve these ribs with coleslawpotato salad, and baked beans. Can you say perfect cookout? Once all the kids are coated in BBQ sauce, it’s time to play in the sprinkler or take a dip in the pool. Then, once they are all nice and tired from that, we all end up eating some delicious ice cream. That is why I love summer. Of course, the Oklahoma heat is a completely different story.

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Baby back ribs are a staple at our cookouts and ribs in general. I love baby back ribs though, because for me they are easier to eat, plus I feel like I get the perfect portion size.

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Grilled Baby Back Ribs Recipe

      4 Servings


  • 1 Baby Back Pork Rib Slab
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt, Or your favorite
  • dash of Black Pepper
  • dash of Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • Barbecue Sauce


  1. Begin by combining the garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. (Pepper added to taste preference)
  2. Rub evenly over the ribs.
  3. Let it sit and soak into the ribs for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. When grilling, warm grill to medium-high heat. Place the ribs in foil and evenly coat with BBQ Sauce.
  5. Grill for 20-25 minutes or until well done.
  6. Serve as is or with dipping sauce.


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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 510 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 131

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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