Kittencal's Best and Easiest Baby Back Ribs

Total Time
26hrs 30mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Plan ahead these ribs need to marinate 8-24 hours, you can also cook these on the outdoor grill, punch a few holes on top of the foil to allow steam to escape and to absorb the smoke flavor --- use your own favorite BBQ sauce Sweet Baby Ray's good to use, the honey needs to be added into the BBQ sauce to tenderize so do not omit, the best thing about this is there is easy clean-up! --- and yes you can also make them on the grill

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 racks of baby-back pork ribs
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (or one 18-ounce bottle)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 2 large piece heavy-duty aluminum foil


  1. Spray the inside of each piece of foil liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl mix the barbecue sauce with honey until well combined.
  3. Brush both sides of the ribs liberally with the BBQ sauce reserving some to brush on towards the end of cooking.
  4. Place each rack onto top of the greased side of foil, then wrap tightly.
  5. Refrigerate 8-24 hours.
  6. Set oven to 300 degrees F.
  7. Bake the ribs wrapped tightly in foil for 2-1/2 hours, opening up the foil the last 20-30 minutes and basting with more sauce (remove about halfway through cooking and drain any water/grease that has accumulated in the foil).
  8. If desired you may place the ribs under the broiler heat for about 7 minutes per side.


Most Helpful

This recipe was so simple and it turned out great. We marinated the ribs overnight and then smoked them in the smoker outside all day - first without foil to allow the smoke flavor in and then wrapped them in foil at the end. They were fall off the bone delicious. Thanks for posting!

Chris from Kansas July 03, 2011

Never knew ribs could be this good; seriously tender & so downright finger licking good. Thanks for an amazingly easy & delicious keeper!

OrangeOctober January 19, 2009

I wanted to make my own barbecue sauce (using your recipe), but didn't have the time. Then I found this recipe of yours. This recipe worked wonderfully. I added extra honey and seasonings (chili powder, Old Bay, garlic powder and onion powder) to the barbeque sauce (Sweet Baby Rays). But I followed your directions otherwise. I marinated them for 24 hours before putting them in the oven. These make tender delicious ribs. I can't wait to try your other Baby Back Ribs Recipe too. If you are looking to make delicious tender ribs, then this recipe is for you! Your guests and family will truly be impressed.

JOY1998 June 22, 2008

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