Father's Day Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time: 4 Hours
Yields: 6-8 Servings


This recipe for pork baby back ribs is sure to impress Dad. On Father's Day, show him how much he is appreciated by cooking these tender, juicy ribs.

Ingredients for Dry Rub:

  • 2 slabs baby back pork ribs
  • 8 tbsps light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 3 tbsps kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • ½ tsp old bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground thyme
  • ½ tsp granulated onion
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic

Method for Dry Rub:
Preheat oven to 250°F. Place each slab of ribs on dull side of a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry rub ingredients and mix well. Sprinkle each side of ribs generously with dry rub and pat into meat. Wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.

Ingredients for Braising Liquid:

  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsps white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

Method for Braising:
In a small saucepan, combine all liquid ingredients. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Place ribs in foil on baking sheet. Open one end of foil packet of each slab and pour half of braising liquid into each. Tilt baking sheet in order to equally distribute liquid. Braise ribs in oven for 2½ hours. Remove ribs from oven. Pour braising liquid into a medium saucepot. Bring to a simmer and reduce by half until a thick syrup consistency is achieved. Brush glaze onto ribs. Place ribs under broiler until glaze caramelizes lightly. Slice each slab into 2 rib bone portions. Place remaining hot glaze in a bowl. Toss ribs in glaze for extra flavor.

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