Baby Back Ribs



  • 4 racks of baby back pork ribs


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs yellow mustard
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1tsp hickory flavoring liquid smoke
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika


  1. Make the BBQ sauce by combining all ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. When it comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer the sauce, stirring often, for 45-60 minutes or until sauce is thick.
  3. When you are ready to make the ribs, preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  4. Brush sauce over the entire surface of each rack of ribs.
  5. Wrap each rack tightly in foil and arrange the packets on a baking sheet with the seam of the foil facing up.
  6. Bake for 2 to 2 ½ hours or until the meat on the ribs has pulled back from the cut ends of the bones by about 1 inch.
  7. When the ribs are almost done, preheat your BBQ grill to medium heat.
  8. Remove the ribs from the foil and grill them for 4-8 minutes per side or until the surface of the ribs are beginning to char.
  9. Brush sauce on both sides of the ribs before you remove them from the grill.
  10. Don’t brush the sauce on too soon, or they will burn.
  11. Serve with extra sauce.
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