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BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe – Oven Baked Ribs Finished On The BBQ

Impulsive Culinarian’s BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Main Ingredient

  • 2 racks Baby Back Ribs

Rub Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Paprika
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cajun Spice
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt

BBQ Sauce Ingredients

(Makes 2 cups of BBQ Sauce … Reduce to 1/4 quantities if using just for Ribs)

  • 2 tbsp Dairy Free Margarine
  • 6 Shallots, peeled & sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, peeled & sliced
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 3 tbsp Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt


  • Preheat oven to 275°
  • Remove membrane from both racks of ribs and trim if necessary
  • Combine all rub ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Prepare 2 long sheets of tinfoil each lined with a piece of parchment paper
  • Lay each rack of ribs in their respective wrap
  • Completely cover each wrack of rips with all of the rub
  • Tightly seal each foil packet and transfer them to a large baking sheet
  • Bake in the center rack for 3 to 4 hours
  • Warm a medium sauce pan over medium heat
  • Add margarine & onions to the sauce pan and saute stirring occasionally until just starting to turn golden, around 5 minutes
  • Add garlic to the saucepan and saute for an additional 2 minutes
    • Add all remaining BBQ sauce ingredients and bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes
  • Using a hand blender, puree the sauce until smooth
  • Reduce heat to minimum and let simmer for another 15 minutes
  • Remove BBQ sauce from heat and set aside
  • When ribs are almost done baking, heat BBQ grill over medium heat
  • Remove ribs from oven and set aside to cool for 15 minutes
  • Bring the sauce and baking sheet with your ribs near the BBQ
  • Gently open the foil packs and generously coat the racks with BBQ sauce on both sides
  • Carefully transfer the ribs to your BBQ, grill for 3 minutes on the top side
  • Transfer to a serving plate
  • Transfer remaining BBQ sauce to a serving dish
  • Indulge immediately

BBQ Baby Back Ribs Never Tasted So Good!

If you’ve ever made ribs and felt like they were lacking somehow, you definitely need to try this recipe. Tender fall-off-the-bone ribs dredged in a delicious homemade BBQ sauce couldn’t get any tastier than this!

About me: My name is Paul Thibault, an impulsive home chef developing delicious gluten free recipes for family and friends regardless of their allergen restrictions or dietary limitations, visit the About Page to learn more.