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Kansas City Baby Back Ribs

These Kansas City Baby Back Pork Ribs are my favorite rib recipe ever!  The BBQ sauce is made from scratch and is really easy to throw together.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baby Back Pork Ribs, Kansas City Ribs, Pork Ribs, Ribs
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Calories 531kcal
Author Emily Walker


  • Outdoor BBQ Grill


For the sauce:

For the ribs:


  • Hickory chunks or chips soaked in water at least 30 min

To make the sauce:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the vegetable oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, including Tabasco sauce to taste, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes. Set aside. Pour some of the sauce in a small bowl for basting ribs.
  • Allow the ribs to stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling. Season with salt and pepper. Follow the grill’s instructions for using wood chunks. Grill the ribs, rib side down, over indirect medium heat until the meat is very tender and has pulled back from the end of the bones (1 ½ to 2 hours). During the last 20 minutes of grilling time, baste generously with the small bowl of sauce. Serve warm with the remaining sauce on the side.


Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg