The best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (2022)

"We had the lamb and chicken wraps and the little one had a beef burger. We all loved our meals very fresh and tasty, and the little one can't wait to..."

Nikolas ContoleonThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (1)

"Awesome burgers and shakes! Visited my son and he insisted we have lunch here. I had the very crispy on the edges and juicy in the middle..."

Eric MendezThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (2)

"A great burger spot. We like to pop in before catching a movie at Palace. Yummy french fries and a good range of food options. Look out for the..."

BrisbanistaThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (3)

"Busy little place that was buzzing on Saturday. Naked burgers are great. Sweet potato fries also good. Service was friendly and attentive, despite..."

HayleyThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (4)

"Really enjoyed a recent trip here to the Fortitude Valley branch.Straight away from walking into the venue there was a good atmosphere, and even..."

LizaThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (5)

"Wow just wow I love this places meals! Been here a few times but the last time I went was soo good!Me and my partner both got a ribs and..."

Kindersuprise BubuThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (6)

"It’s Friday, the weekend is in sight and a hard week at work means it’s time to break off the ball and chain for a burger, a few beers and a bit..."

Miso HungryThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (7)

"Have long been curious about the quite popular Ribs and Burgers/Ribs and Rumps stores, so when we decided it was a good time to go out for a family..."

Espresso&MatchaThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (8)

"Delicious food here always!! Chips ( both fries and sweet potato ) are amazing. I asked about vinegar and they were happy to help in any way, really..."

Mollie DBThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (9)

"One of my favourite greasy burger spots in bris. As with most places around town, overpriced chips and drinks stop me from rating this place any..."

RobThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (10)

"'Pork Baby Back' (Reg AUD$19.5, Large AUD$34.9) cooked low and slow as they say, grilled with their home made basting served with chips or apple..."

MynameisFood.The best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (11)

"With what i like to call the growing BBC , thats Brisbanes Burger Culture, there is so much choice and it really comes down to personal preferences...."

CJ BrisbaneThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (12)

"Came here for a quick dinner before the movies. I had the salmon for a change and it was tasty and cooked well, though very poor value. Most items..."

LukeThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (13)

"You wouldn't believe it, but BEST vegetarian burger in Brisbane!! Hands down. All my friends raved about their meat burgers too! Love this place and..."

Melanie WrightThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (14)

"Absolutely delicious food and great value for money. Attentive and friendly service by all. I was most impressed with the bunless burger, best I have..."

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ZmcThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (15)

"Good vibe Nice decor Steak was huge and tender...rump that sliced easily with a knife Marinated with a sweet bbq sauce and delicious..."

EmeraldThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (16)

"This place is soo good. their ribs and burgers and onion rings👌I had the classic cheese burger & it was sooo good.. a must have if your ever..."

BigmuncherThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (17)

"I love these burgers! So tasty and well cooked. The flavours are excellent. Also love the chips and milkshakes. My only complaint is that I would..."

HanCatThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (18)

"Love Thai this place!!!I have had their beef burgers a few times now but one thing I love the most is their baby back pork ribs..."

EsquirefoodieThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (20)

"All the ribs were delicious. Meat was tender, juicy and well seasoned. Chips were also crunchy and tasty. Burgers were not amazing but they were just..."

ItsyenyabishThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (21)

"So the pork ribs and seeded slaw were quite good. The onion rings were poor, all you could taste was the batter, they didn't appear to actually..."

RebeccaThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (22)

"The ribs here are great, tried the burger too which was really good. The lady that served us was rude and hard to communicate with - not answering..."

AshleighThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (23)

"Just yum, just do it! We shared a burger and a full rack of ribs and enjoyed fall off the bone ribs with a perfect amount of sauce and super juicey..."

VanillaThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (24)

"Partner and I are regulars to ribs and burgers and wouldn't have it any other way. Well worth the 20 minute drive, yet to try the steak but don't..."

Nathan BrainThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (25)

"Best burgers on the street and possibly Brisbane. Bens is a close second but ribs and burgers is the winner for me. You can't beat good chips and..."

TamKThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (26)

"Pretty good. Price is really good reasonable and for the pork ribs it is really cheap!We ordered a bacon & cheese burger and a full pork ribs...."

Barbara QinThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (27)

"Decided to pop in late on a weekday evening as I'd been craving ribs all night, and boy did Ribs & Burgers deliver. The ribs were well cooked and..."

N&MThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (28)

"Very tasty food. A great menu selection which I almost struggled to pick something because it all looked and sounded so good. This means I'm already..."

Wade GourmetThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (29)

"Beautiful and delicious ribs.. Must get onion rings.. Well not exactly ring shaped but they are delish!!! Would recommend it to everyone. Definitely..."

William TThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (30)

"Yes the name is not imaginative but it is very descriptive of what they do. Burgers are satisfying and their thick shakes are great. There is even..."

AaronThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (31)
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"My husband and I go here often and have not been disappointed yet. Always busy when we go. Love the food there! The pork ribs are to die for, nice..."

Cat HaThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (32)

"We had takeaway which was quick and easy. The burgers were amazing! The falafel naked burger was delicious full of flavour and quite light. We also..."

IndeahgraceThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (33)

"The guys here do do some great burgers here! I personally haven't tried their ribs, so cannot comment on that. Meat patties on the burgers always has..."

AnitaOnChiThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (34)

"Great value, location and huge selection of foods.. Enjoyed some ribs and sliders. Great atmosphere with a side of beers .. Deffs returning!..."

Wanderlust.kh00The best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (35)

"If you head down James St around lunch time, you will be sure to notice that Ribs & Burgers is abuzz with activity. Once lured in, we are confident..."

The Delicious PursuitThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (36)

"Tried out Ribs and Burgers a few weeks ago and have been wanting to go back since ! Can't stop thinking about those delicious hot chilli lamb ribs...."

F.A.T.SusieThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (37)

"As part of a new and improved 2016, I’ve been trying to do meat-free Mondays and so far my once-a-week leafy delicacies have been going pretty..."

Australian FoodieThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (38)

"Cheese & Bacon Burger would recommend 100% been there a bunch of times and haven't been disappointed. Something for everyone with the variety of both..."

Amy PoweThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (39)

"A spot on! The steak is succulent and juicy probably the best steak that I have had in Brisbane for a long time. A good spot to have on..."

WeAreHungryThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (40)

"Had bragged to my boys about the ribs, as we had found the George St restaurant and loved the ribs. Baby back pork ribs are tender and very tasty...."

Anthony YoungThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (41)

"This place never dissapoints, well especially now that they have settled into James St. Be warned, the lunch and dinner rush make this place quite..."

John GoodallThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (42)

"Layout- Very inviting, the atmosphere is relaxing which is what I like when I visit a eatery.Service- The night we went to dine was quite..."

FoodieeThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (43)

"Friendly service and delicious food. I ordered the pocket burger and it was exactly what I hoped for. It tasted like a genuine American burger with..."

Dm91The best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (44)

"A nice blended look of vintage decor with a modern restaurant feel. Orderded a serve of the beef ribs w/ cabbage salad and baby porklet ribs racks w/..."

FeedmelotsoffoodThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (45)

"Delicious! I ordered the Old School Cheese and a serve of onion rings. Everything arrived quickly. The serve of onion rings was massive! I couldn't..."

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VAULTGIRLThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (46)

"We came on a busy Saturday night and there was quite a line. It is not table service and menus are provided and guests are required to order at the..."

Betty & JasonThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (47)

"Really nice ribs and steaks! The service is good as well but isn't table service.Chicken wings is to die for! Not many beers and soft drinks..."

TarantaThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (48)

"Moist, flavoursome, tangy ribs with actual meat on them! Friendly staff, good meal combo options (veggies to choose from!) and plenty of seating...."

DeleeshiousThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (49)

"Decided to check out yet ANOTHER burger joint...because I am obsessed! Decided to order it to go, as it did seem pretty busy. I ordered the original..."

GuguThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (50)

"Party of 2Location: insideMains: BBQ Pork Spare Ribs shared with Cabbage salad. The ribs were cooked to perfection however the cabbage..."

Niki CThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (51)

"Come hungry! Seriously good burgers and ribs. And onion rings. Be warned, they're likely to be the oiliest things you'll ever eat. But that's what..."

HotPotatoThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (52)

"Awesome Place! Friendly staff and good space! We ordered the Pork Ribs and Sliders combo and it was delicious! Affordable prices and you get what you..."

MarsionnThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (53)

"Great service from the guy at the front James. Love the burgers here, the flavours work well and love they do their pattys medium. Haven't tried the..."

Ranga With An AppetiteThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (54)

"Always wrote this place off as being a Grill'd with more upmarket branding. Actually stopped in for a burger and was pleasantly surprised. I copped..."

GrubThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (55)

"Saw a photo of the ribs on Zomato, thought I would give it a try. All I can say is WOW, the best ribs I have ever tasted. The service was also great,..."

Nathan BThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (56)

"We came here for the RIBS for Tez Za 's birthday earlier this year. And boy, the baby back pork ribs were very satisfying and super juicy &..."

Carmen MakThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (57)

"Absolutely delicious been here a couple of times now and its always soo good. Service is great too, when weturned up there were no tables (you have..."

Cassie KeeganThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (58)

"Excellent. One of the best restaurants to be in Brisbane. Loved the hospitality and in top the taste. Pays the..."

Amritakc01The best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (59)

"Happily surprised.... I don't usually eat this kind of food but I must say it was really delicious!!!! And the staff were lovely. Good job guys,..."

ThebigreviewallThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (60)

"A winner!. My husband and I went here last night because we've been recently trying out all the burger places around Brisbane (as you do) and a..."

Little MelThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (61)

"Great combo!. Delicious man food in the heart of fancy pants James street. Myself and two mates dined here last Saturday and got pork ribs and burger..."

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"Have been here the past few friday nights and although extremely busy, have always been met with extremely nice and helpful staff. The food is always..."

Chris PThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (64)

"Burgers were Winners!. Our table had three different burgers, all of which were fantastic --- tasty, juicy, and they all had that fantastic grilled..."

KThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (65)

"The veggie burger was amazing!! The haloumi cheese and crispy onion rings made my mouth water...."

ARBThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (66)

"Awesome vibe and the staff are always happy and friendly. Will definitely be coming back for the onions, I've never seen them done like that..."

Corrina EspositoThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (67)

"Great Food and Great Service with the food coming out very..."

Wendy VanThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (68)

"Nice location. Had lunch here, the burger was good. Nice interior. Overall tasty and well priced for James st. Will be back to try the..."

Brisbane DelightsThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (69)

"Nice store, casual and trendy. I've had a nice burger and drink for less than..."

MikeMacThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (70)

"Pork ribs were ok (Hurricane's is way better) but I'd come back to give the lamb ribs a go. Well priced joint for James St. Beef burger is nothing to..."

FoodieinheelsThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (71)

"Pretty good, but burgers same old.... Tried this new place out only a 5 days after it opened, so staff were all quite new. It seems to have a French..."

AteToooMuchThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (72)

"Again, always on the hunt for a great burger, I was pointed towards a relatively new burger place in Fortitude Valley called Ribs & Burgers. Getting..."

On The Chopping BoardThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (73)

"Once I picked up my burger and took my first bite, I was transported back to New York, it was superb! The sesame seed buns were soft and just the..."

FoodMeUpScottyThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (74)

"Having been marinated and slow cooked for 8 hours, grilled and then caramelised with the eatery's secret basting, the lamb ribs was succulent, fatty..."

Dolce BunnieThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (75)

"The menu is displayed on a large blackboard, and features lamb, beef and pork ribs, a basic burger range, steaks and then a gourmet section “the..."

Brisbane DevouredThe best Baby Back Ribs in Brisbane | Sluurpy updated in September (76)

"We had one of the most enjoyable meals in a long time at Ribs and Burgers. This is just non-pretentious, wholesome, delicious food. The servings are..."

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FAQs

What are the most flavorful ribs? ›

Louis Cut Ribs are the meatiest and most flavorful ribs. They are spareribs with the tips removed so they form a nice rectangular rack. I sometimes call the "center cut ribs". You can use Baby Back Ribs for this recipe if you prefer.

Which pork ribs are the most tender? ›

Baby back ribs are more tender and leaner than spare ribs, and are typically more expensive. Each rack is around 2 pounds, around half of which is bone, and one rack feeds around one hungry adult. Spare ribs are cut from the ends of baby back ribs and run along to the pig's breast bone.

How do you pick a good rack of baby back ribs? ›

How to choose baby back ribs - YouTube

What are the 3 types of pork ribs? ›

From top to bottom: St. Louis-style, baby back, spareribs. Pictured at the bottom, these are the ribs that come from the belly (as in, the underside) of the pig.

What kind of ribs are the meatiest? ›

Country-Style Ribs

Located in front of the baby back ribs, near the shoulder blade, this style of ribs is the meatiest variety.

How do you give ribs more flavor? ›

Whatever type of grill that you have, it is possible to use wood chips to add that rich smoke filled flavor if you so desire.
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Some good base spices for a solid dry rub are:
  1. salt.
  2. pepper.
  3. garlic, both granulated and powdered.
  4. cayenne pepper.
  5. red pepper flake.
  6. brown sugar, used sparingly.
  7. lemon pepper.
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What do you soak ribs in to make them tender? ›

Soak ribs in apple cider vinegar for two hours. Remove from vinegar, pat dry, and coat ribs with rub evenly on all sides. Place meat-side up in a shallow baking dish, add enough water to coat the bottom of the dish, and wrap tightly with foil.

What is the difference between back ribs and baby back ribs? ›

Back ribs are cut from where the rib meets the spine after the loin is removed. The upper ribs are called baby back ribs because they are shorter in relation to the bigger spareribs — not because they come from a baby pig. Baby back ribs are also sometimes called pork loin back ribs, back ribs, or loin ribs.

How do you make pork ribs tender? ›

The best, most fool-proof way to make sure that your ribs are fall off the bone tender is to bake them, covered, at a low temperature in your oven. We bake our ribs in a 275° F oven for two to three hours. It is this simple method that guarantees tender ribs!

What vegetable goes with ribs? ›

Carrots are a great vegetable to cook with ribs. They're sweet, they're easy to prepare, and they complement the meaty flavor of your grilled ribs. If you're looking for something really simple, try pairing carrots with your favorite barbecue sauce.

What kind of bread goes with ribs? ›

Cornbread is the perfect foil for the richness and complexity of a stack of bones, but this spicy quick bread with pickled jalapeños is an interesting cornbread alternative. It has a dense texture that's excellent for dipping in BBQ sauce. Get our Jalapeño-Corn-Beer Bread recipe.

What sides go good with ribs? ›

Round out your guests' cookout plates with these pleasing sides for ribs. We've got recipes for barbecue side dishes that pair perfectly with saucy grilled ribs, from cornbread muffins, macaroni and cheese casserole, baked beans, and potatoes, to fresh salads and slaws.

How much is a full rack of baby back ribs? ›

How Much Does a Rack of Baby Back Ribs Cost? The regular price for a rack of baby backs hovers at around $5.99 per pound.

Which is better pork side ribs or back ribs? ›

Back ribs are more tender and meaty than side ribs, and therefore also more expensive. When cooking, treat them the same way you would side ribs. Both back ribs and side ribs lend themselves well to a spice rub or a marinade, which helps to break down the connective tissue before cooking.

How many ribs do I need for 8 adults? ›

If you are planning on making the ribs the main part of your meal, here is a rough guide: Count on half a rack, or six ribs per person if you are serving baby back ribs. Aim for four or five ribs per guest if you are serving spare ribs. Plan for two or three ribs per guest if you are cooking up beef back ribs.

What kind of BBQ ribs are the best? ›

St. Louis-style ribs are the meatiest and most flavorful cut of ribs.

Which ribs are better baby back or St Louis? ›

Louis-Style Ribs. St. Louis-style ribs (cut from the spare ribs) may not be what you initially picture when thinking of barbecued ribs, but they'll get you salivating nonetheless. Compared with baby backs, these ribs have more meat between the bones and are fattier, making them a more flavorful choice.

What are St Louis ribs called in Australia? ›

Also known as Aussie Ribs, they are typically shorter, leaner and more uniform in shape than Spare Ribs – making them perfect for menu's offering full or half racks. Derived from such a tender muscle group, they can be cooked for as little as 1.5 – 2 hrs and are perfect for BBQ style braising.

What are the 4 types of ribs? ›

Which Ribs Are Which? Identifying the 4 Types of Pork Ribs.
  • Spareribs. Spareribs (aka side ribs) are the long cuts from the belly behind the shoulder. ...
  • St. Louis-Style Ribs. ...
  • Back Ribs. Also called loin ribs, baby back ribs or riblets, these tasty little guys are small and easy to hold.

Why are baby back ribs so expensive? ›

The Price. The price tag on a portion of baby back tends to be larger than for any spare rack. This is purely due to the high demand for this tender and lean option. Spare racks tend to have more flavor but can't match up when it comes to tenderness.

What's another name for baby back ribs? ›

Baby back ribs, also known as back ribs, loin ribs, or Canadian back ribs, are shorter than spare ribs and a full slab has between 11 and 13 bones. Baby back ribs are connected to the backbone and nestled beneath the loin muscle—they get their name from the fact that they're the most tender and leanest ribs.

How do you keep ribs moist in the oven? ›

Do not fully submerge the ribs. Bake, covered tightly with foil until tender, about 3 hours. Editor's Note: A tightly sealed pan topped with aluminum foil will lock in the heat, steam and moisture around the ribs to keep them extra moist and juicy while they cook.

How do you keep ribs from drying out in the oven? ›

Bake the Ribs

At the midpoint of cooking, cover the ribs with a sheet of aluminum foil; they don't need to be wrapped tightly, just covered and tucked around the edges. This will hold the moisture rising from the ribs under the foil and prevent them from drying out.

How do you keep baby back ribs moist? ›

- Maintain moisture while the ribs cook. Either wrap in foil, cover with foil, immerse in liquid or baste frequently to prevent ribs from drying out. - Uncover meat when ribs are fork tender. Remove from liquid, baste with a sauce, if desired, and transfer ribs to a baking pan or grill to finish cooking.

What to spray on ribs to keep moist? ›

A simple rib spritz is equal parts apple cider vinegar and apple juice or water. So for one cup of apple juice you add one cup of apple cider vinegar. The added moisture to the cooking chamber really helps with color on the smoked ribs and keeping the texture moist.

Why do people put brown sugar on ribs? ›

The best rubs start with sugar. I love brown sugar as a base for rib seasoning because it caramelizes as it cooks. Sweet flavors and pork are a perfect match. Adding in paprika gives it a tasty, earthy kick.

Should I season ribs overnight? ›

Properly seasoning meat makes a huge difference to its flavor. Ribs, for instance, are delicious when cooked properly but can easily become dry and tough when overcooked. The solution is to season them overnight, so the meat absorbs all of the seasoning's flavor before it's cooked.

What does apple cider vinegar do to pork ribs? ›

Essentially, the vinegar solution "cleanses" the meat and makes the flavors shine through without any "gamey" flavor. According to Elizabeth, you don't need a charcoal grill to achieve deliciously-barbequed ribs.

Should I wash pork ribs before cooking? ›

Washing Meat and Poultry

However, washing raw poultry, beef, pork, lamb or veal before cooking it is not recommended. Bacteria in raw meat and poultry juices can be spread to other foods, utensils and surfaces. We call this cross-contamination.

How long should I marinate my ribs? ›

For best results, plan to marinate ribs for 2 to 8 hours. You can also leave them in the marinade overnight, if that works better for you. Whenever possible, try not to let them marinate for more than 24 hours.

Are baby back ribs healthy? ›

While pork ribs' fat content might be less-than-healthy, its mineral content is great for you. Pork ribs supply significant amounts of iron and zinc, two nutrients you need to get from your diet.

Are all baby back ribs the same? ›

In short, there's no difference between pork loin back ribs and baby back ribs. Pork ribs can be labeled in several different ways, even if the cuts are exactly the same. Learning which names are used for the same racks will help you choose the right ones every time you visit the meat counter.

How long is a rack of baby back ribs? ›

Expect a rack of baby back ribs to measure 16 to 24 inches long. With that in mind, you should ensure that your cooking grate measures at least 24 inches wide if you want to leave the rack whole.

Why are my baby back ribs tough? ›

The most common culprit behind tough ribs is undercooked meat. Using a low temperature and waiting until the internal temp reaches 195 degrees will help to ensure success. If all else fails, you can still salvage the results, and you'll have new knowledge to apply to your next attempt.

Should I boil ribs before BBQ? ›

The choice is yours, but for best flavor and moist spareribs, boiling is not recommended. Long cooking with low heat accomplishes the same goals of tenderizing and rendering the fat without the loss of flavor or moisture.

Can you overcook baby back ribs? ›

Can you overcook ribs? Yes, it's possible to end up with overcooked ribs. As you'll learn from our chosen techniques, the meat should separate from the bone easily when light pressure is applied. However, if the meat is literally falling off the bone, it's likely been cooked for too long.

How do you pick ribs from the store? ›

Choose slabs with good meat coverage over the bones and no large areas of surface fat. Avoid “shiners”—slabs where the meat has been cut too close to the bone. These exposed bones may fall out during cooking. For best quality, avoid buying ribs that are frozen or have been previously frozen, if you can.

How do you cook ribs in a supermarket? ›

How to Cook Store-Bought Ribs
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove the ribs from their packaging and place them in a baking dish.
  3. Cook the ribs until they are warmed through, about 20 minutes for a 16-ounce rack of ribs. ...
  4. Prepare your grill for medium heat.

How do I cook fully cooked ribs? ›

How to reheat ribs in the oven
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. ...
  2. You can add more of your favorite bbq sauce if you like them saucy. ...
  3. Wrap the ribs in foil. ...
  4. Cook the ribs until they heat back up to 145 degrees F. ...
  5. If you would like to caramelize the sauce, unwrap the ribs and cook another 5-10 minutes.
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Are Smithfield ribs brine? ›

Smithfield ribs labeled "Self-basting" went to their website and they are injected with a 12% brine solution.

Which is better pork side ribs or back ribs? ›

Back ribs are more tender and meaty than side ribs, and therefore also more expensive. When cooking, treat them the same way you would side ribs. Both back ribs and side ribs lend themselves well to a spice rub or a marinade, which helps to break down the connective tissue before cooking.

What ribs have the most meat? ›

Country style ribs are found towards the upper shoulder end of the loin. These ribs have by far the highest meat to bone ratio and will generally need a knife and fork to eat them.

What makes a good rib? ›

And John Mariani said, "For me a great rib is never oversmoked, pink under the skin, with good charring on the outside. The sauce is down my list of virtues, preferring a dry rub to do most of the work. The meat may come off the bone easily but not 'fall off,' and there should be some definite chewiness to the meat."

What temp do you cook ribs in the oven? ›

Quick Overview: How to Cook Ribs in the Oven

Generously season both sides with salt and pepper. This is also a great opportunity for adding more flavor with your favorite spice rub. Cover the ribs with aluminum foil. Bake the ribs at a low temperature (275°F) for 2 ½ to 4 hours or until they are tender.

Can I cook ribs in the oven without foil? ›

Although you may think the grill is the best way to cook ribs, it's possible — and extremely easy — to make fall-off-the-bone ribs without foil in the oven. All you need is your rack of ribs, a baking sheet and a wire cooling rack that nestles right inside that baking sheet.

Are frozen ribs already cooked? ›

It's possible to cook ribs without thawing them first, but you should plan on adding about 50 percent to the total cooking time. Ribs take a long time to cook anyway, so this can be problematic.

Is it better to boil or bake ribs before grilling? ›

Since the ribs are fatty, many cooks choose to parboil spareribs for a short time or boil for an extended period of time to tenderize the rib meat. This renders some of the surface fat and makes it easier to remove the inner skin from the ribs before you grill them, too.

Is it better to cook ribs in the oven or grill? ›

While BBQ gives ribs a distinct flavor, baking has other benefits to it. Baking gives you more control over how fast and how much the ribs are cooked. Because ovens have controlled temperature you are less likely to overcook or under cook your ribs.

How do you keep ribs moist after cooking? ›

Use a Water Pan to Ensure Ribs Stay Moist

Using water pans is a fantastic way to keep moisture in your ribs when you grill or bake the meat. You can fill a water pan and place it under the ribs. Even just plain water retains and evenly distributes heat while catching liquid and oil drippings from the ribs.

How much are a rack of baby back ribs? ›

$5.99 per pound

Is there a membrane on Smithfield ribs? ›

Step 1: Remove the Outer Membrane

You can do this by hand. Scrape a corner with your thumbnail to get it started and pull the rest free from the ribs.

What is the difference between baby back ribs and pork ribs? ›

Baby backs come from the back loin section and are smaller and more tender. Spare ribs, or side ribs, come from under the babies and are larger, tastier, and meatier, with a lot of bone and more fat. Looking for a tender, lean rack of ribs and don't mind paying out a bit more? Go for baby backs.

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