Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs


– ½ cup ancho chile powder

– ¼ cup white sugar

– ¼ cup brown sugar

– ¼ cup salt

– 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

– 1 tablespoon ground cumin

– 1 teaspoon dry mustard

– 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

– ½ teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper

– 1 rack baby back pork ribs

– 1 cup barbeque sauce


– Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C), per in a small bowl until combined.

– Place ribs meat-side down on aluminum foil. Prick back of rib rack several times with a knife.

– Generously apply coating of dry rub to all sides of rib rack.

– With rib rack meat-side down, fold foil around it to create a tight seal. Transfer to sheet pan.

– Bake in preheated oven until tender and cooked through, about 2 hours. Remove and cool 15 minutes.

– Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

– Open foil, drain and discard any accumulated juices and fat. Brush barbeque sauce on all sides of rack.

– Place rack meat-side up and return to oven, leaving foil open. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and brush another layer of barbeque sauce on meat-side only. Repeat baking and brushing with sauce 4 more times, for a total of 50 minutes baking time.

– Cut rack into individual rib segments and serve with more barbeque sauce

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