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rack of baby back ribs, covered in bbq sauce, on wooden platter with fork

Baby Back Ribs recipe

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  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x


  • 2 Racks Chairman's Reserve® Baby Back Ribs

For the Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1/4 C Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Hot Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Garlic Cloves ( chopped)
  • 2 Green Onions ( chopped )

For the Rub:

  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika


You can either smoke the ribs or use the oven method below:

  1. Preheat oven to 235°.
  2. Remove ribs from packaging. Score the back of the ribs using a knife. Make 3 long scores from one end of the rib to the other.
  3. Mix all ingredients in the rub and sprinkle evenly on both sides of ribs.
  4. Use a large baking sheet with a raised edge and place a cooling rack on the tray. 
  5. Place Ribs on rack (curved side up. Pour 1/2 C water on tray and then cover with plastic film, then with aluminum foil, making sure to seal all edges of the pan to allow steam to stay inside.
  6. Place in oven and allow to cook for 3-3.5 hours.
  7. While ribs are cooking, combine all ingredients for the sauce into a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring often to prevent scorching (product will thicken). 
  8. Remove when product resembles the consistency of pancake syrup.
  9. Once ribs have been cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes after peeling the corner of film and foil away allowing steam to escape. You can wrap ribs in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days before finishing them with sauce.
  10. To prepare ribs, heat grill to 400°. Place ribs on grill and cook for 5 minutes. Turn ribs over and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  11. Brush sauce on ribs and allow to cook another 5 minutes. Then flip and repeat saucing other side.
  12. Remove from grill when ribs are sticky and sauce starts to show some caramelization.
  13. Serve Ribs with your favorite sides.


  • LET IT REST: Once ribs have been cooked in the oven, remove them from oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before grilling.
  • PLAN AHEAD: You can wrap ribs in plastic and refrigerate for up to 3 days before finishing them with sauce. We like to cook the ribs in the oven the night before we plan to grill to cut down on prep work.
  • SUBSTITUTE: if you don't have hot honey, you can make your own by using regular honey + 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  • LEFTOVERS: wrap fully cooked ribs in plastic and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 3.5 Hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Grilling


  • Serving Size: 1/2 Rack
  • Calories: 1895
  • Sugar: 20.3 g
  • Sodium: 4344.9 mg
  • Fat: 130.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Protein: 156.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 523.3 mg

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