Big Easy Baby Back Ribs

Big Easy Baby Back Ribs


Craving ribs? This Big Easy Baby Back Ribs recipe gives you a quick and easy way to get the great taste of slow cooked ribs. A spicy dry rub brings on the heat and a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce brings it home for some of the best ribs you’ve ever eaten.

Not just for turkeys, The Big Easy® Oil-Less Turkey Fryer makes cooking ribs easy too. Just season ...

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Serves 4
For the Ribs
slabs of baby back ribs
For the Rub
tablespoons smoked paprika
tablespoons kosher salt
tablespoons chili powder
tablespoon garlic powder
teaspoons onion powder
teaspoons black pepper
For the Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce
cup ketchup
cup light brown sugar
cup white vinegar
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
tablespoons garlic powder
tablespoons onion powder
teaspoon black pepper
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon liquid smoke

Ingredient Tips

NO Sugar
Your rub and/or marinade should contain NO sugar. Sugar will cause your food to burn.


Prep: 15 Minutes, Cook: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes

Power up The Big Easy® Oil-less Fryer.

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Insert a butter knife between the rib membrane on the under side and one of the end bones. Lift the knife to separate membrane from bone. Grip membrane with paper towels and pull until completely removed from ribs.


Combine paprika, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper in a small bowl and mix with fingers to break up any lumps. Apply rub to both sides of rib racks.


Cut each slab in half to make 4 equal-sized servings. Insert The Big Easy Rib Hooks between the first and second bones and attach to the roaster basket.

Hot Tip: To minimize sticking, coat the wire frame of the cooking basket with oil before inserting beef roast.

Insert the basket into the cooking chamber and cook the ribs for 2 hours.

Hot Tip: Cover the fryer with the wire mesh lid during the first or last 15 minutes of the cook for crispy skin, using infrared heat reflected back into cooking chamber. If used throughout cook, this heat can burn food before it is fully cooked.

Combine ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt and liquid smoke in a saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.


Remove ribs from The Big Easy, brush both sides with the sweet and smoky bbq sauce and let rest 20 minutes before serving.

Hot Tip: Giving your ribs the time they need to rest allows juices to redistribute, retaining moisture for tender meat. The internal temperature will continue to rise before it evens out. Call The Big Easy Hotline at 1-800-526-1065 with any questions you may have about cooking with The Big Easy. It’s available year-round, including Thanksgiving Day (8 am-4 pm EST).
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