BBQ Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Created by Brava

Serving Size


Active Time

~10 min

Total Time

~2 hr 17 min


  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 rack pork baby back ribs (2-3 lbs)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

From Your Pantry

cooking oil

flaky sea salt (optional)


Brava metal tray

aluminum foil

Mixing bowl

Nutrition Information

Allergens: None


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • American
  • BBQ
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Metal Tray
  • Pork
  • Recipes
  • Weekend

  1. 1

    Season ribs

    • For best results, season ribs at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours before cooking.
    • In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, chili powder and dry mustard.
    • Cut rib rack in half.
    • Rub BBQ seasoning all over ribs, wrap tightly in foil and refrigerate until ready to cook.

  2. 2

    Cook ribs

    • Remove ribs from refrigerator and place in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray. Do not remove foil.
    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • When Brava is preheated, slide metal tray into bottom shelf. Press green button again to begin cooking.
    • Note: You will brush on BBQ sauce after 2 hours.
    • Once Brava notifies you, carefully remove metal tray from Brava and check ribs. Meat should easily pull from bones when pierced with a fork. If they are not yet tender, bake at 250°F for 30 minutes more.
    • Open foil and brush ribs with barbecue sauce.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
    • Press green button to continue cooking.

  3. 3

    Slice ribs & serve

    • When your food is done, transfer ribs to cutting board and slice between bones.
    • Serve with barbecue sauce on the side, if desired.