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Finger Licking Baby Back Ribs

These tender, fall off the bone ribs are sticky, sweet, and tangy with a hint of spice.  They're a sinch to make and will have your guests begging for more.
Course Main
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword bbq ribs, pork ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Julie & Debbie


  • 2 - 3 racks of Baby Back Pork Ribs


  • 1 tbsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Coarse Salt
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper


  • 2/3 cup of Maple Syrup
  • 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Ketchup
  • 3 tbsp Mustard
  • 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • Pinch of Red Chilli Flakes (optional)


  • If it hasn't been done already, take off the membrane from the bottom side of the ribs.Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. 


  • Mix all the ingredients of the rub together into a bowl.  Sprinkle the rub on each of the ribs and rub it all around so that all parts of the ribs are covered in the spice mixture.  Place in a large covered oven proof dish.  You can cut the rib racks in half or in smaller pieces. 
  • Cook in the oven at 300 for at least 2 hours or until the meat is very tender.


  • In the meantime, make the BBQ sauce by adding each of the ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Get your BBQ heated to about 350.  Remove the ribs from the oven and give them a first coat of BBQ sauce while they are hot and you are waiting for your BBQ to heat up. 
  • Place ribs on the BBQ and keep turning and basting with the sauce until the ribs are well coated in sauce and have some crispy bits on the edges.
  • Remove from the BBQ and serve! Make sure to have some paper towels and finger bowls handy!


1 - The rub recipe will cover 2 - 3 racks of ribs. If you have more ribs, you will need more rub. The sauce recipe would be enough for 4 racks probably.
2 - You can also baste the ribs with the sauce and broil them on low in the oven if you don't want to use the BBQ.