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    Old Bay Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

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    1 hr 10 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

    Kelly M.'s Note:

    Old Bay with ribs you say? YES! Old Bay seasoning is not just for seafood. This recipe includes a great rub using Old Bay Seasoning. Easy to prepare and fast, especially if you boil the ribs in advance. Barbecue time is only 20 minutes! GASP!-Yes I said boil. I know many say boiling boils out all the flavor, but these ribs are as tasty as can be. Cook time does not include standing time of 20 minutes to 24 hours. These can be finished either on the grill or in the oven.

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    • 1 (2 1/2 lb) baby back rib racks (about)
    • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
    • 4 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • your favorite barbecue sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)


    1. 1
      Cut ribs into 3 or 4 rib sections.
    2. 2
      Place ribs in a large stockpot along with onion and garlic.
    3. 3
      Cover with water and bring to a full boil.
    4. 4
      Cover pot and lower heat to simmer, and let simmer for 45 minutes.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Old Bay seasoning and brown sugar together, mixing well.
    6. 6
      After 45 minutes, carefully remove ribs from stockpot and place on a platter and let cool for 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Rub ribs with seasoning mix.
    8. 8
      Let ribs stand with rub anywhere from 20 minutes to 24 hours, wrapping and refrigerating if longer than 20 minutes (I make mine the morning of the day I'm planning on barbecuing them).
    9. 9
      Before finishing, bring ribs back to room temperature if they have been refrigerated.
    10. 10
      If using the grill, preheat grill to medium or medium-high heat.
    11. 11
      Place ribs on grill and barbecue 5 minutes on each side, then baste with your favorite barbecue sauce and continue to grill about 5-10 minutes each side, until heated through.
    12. 12
      If finishing in the oven, preheat oven to 350°F and place ribs on shallow baking dish.
    13. 13
      Bake for about 10 minutes, then baste with sauce and bake another 10 minutes.
    14. 14
      Turn ribs over, baste the other side, and continue cooking about 10 minutes more, until heated through.
    15. 15
      Serve ribs with extra sauce on the side.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 06, 2007


      I have made this twice now and it gets better each attempt. I used 1/2 beer and 1/2 water to boil them. Used country style ribs this last time and they were fantastic. Will be using this recipe when camping this summer!

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    • on November 10, 2013


      I think this is an awesome recipe! We have made it before and just forgot to rate it. Hardly a word was spoken at dinner---just MMmmm and some licking of fingers! It is a fast way to have ribs during the week. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    • on April 02, 2010


      These were great! I followed the recipe for the oven - it was too cold out to grill. The only thing I will do different next time is let them simmer longer so they are more tender. My fussy husband loved them and I did, too. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Old Bay Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

    Serving Size: 1 (10746 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 839.2
    Calories from Fat 601
    Total Fat 66.8 g
    Saturated Fat 24.7 g
    Cholesterol 229.6 mg
    Sodium 216.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 7.8 g
    Protein 46.0 g

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