Guamanian Baby Back Ribs

"Enjoy some Baby Back Ribs that are the EXACT recipe that has been used for years in Guam! These unique ribs can be cooked in the oven or grill or both! Tender and flavorful, these are exactly what you would want in ribs! Enjoy!"
photo by Big Papa Page photo by Big Papa Page
photo by Big Papa Page
photo by Big Papa Page photo by Big Papa Page
Ready In:
2hrs 45mins


  • 1 slab baby back ribs
  • 12 cup Tang orange crystals (Orange Drink Flavoring)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 8 -12 fluid ounces soy sauce (Low Sodium)


  • Cut slab of ribs into sections of 2-3 ribs.
  • Measure and pour 1/2 cup of Tang into large bowl.
  • Measure and pour 1 tbsp of vinegar into large bowl.
  • Measure and pour 8-12 fl oz of soy sauce into large bowl.
  • Mix all ingredients in large bowl together until Tang crystals dissipate.
  • Place sections of ribs into bowl and if necessary, add more soy sauce to cover all sections of ribs.
  • Preferably let marinate overnight or at least 3 hours for best flavor.
  • Pre Heat over to 275 degrees F.
  • Place ribs into cooking pan meat side down and cover with tin foil.
  • Place covered cooking pan onto middle rack in oven.
  • Cook for 2 hours.
  • Take pan out, uncover ribs, drain pan, flip ribs over to make them meat side up.
  • (Optional) If you desire to add any other sauce, do so now. I personally enjoy these ribs without sauce, but to each their own!
  • Cook for 30-45 more minutes until ribs are done. Each slab can vary in size so cooking time will too. Check by trying to cut meat off of rib, if it practically falls, then they are ready!

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I've cooked in Seafood, American, and primarily Traditional Italian restaurants. One of the Traditional Italian restaurants I began cooking at, I worked up to being one of two operators of the restaurant before I graduated from Florida State. I have always loved cooking, and started as young as 5 when my mother came home and caught me red handed cooking a grilled cheese. :) I hope to share many recipes and ideas with you all, but as a proud father of two (a seven year old girl, Eisley, and a three month old boy, Ellis) my hands are full! I will add what I can!
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