Baby Back Ribs 2-Ways

May 21st 2020

Baby Back Ribs

Fresh Dish Foodie Whitney

Enjoy baby back ribs whether your're cooking indoors or grilling outdoors. These recipes use the same ingredients, but are prepared two different ways. When grilling, remember to lay down a layer of aluminum foil to catch drippings and avoid any flare-ups.

Find the complete recipes and video below for the details. 

Rib Rub

  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste


  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup water

Rib Sauce

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup your favorite barbecue sauce

What to do for Crock Pot Ribs:

  1. Combine all rub ingredients.
  2. Remove membrane from the back of the ribs. Rub front and back of the ribs with spice mixture.
  3. Place water and ribs in a slow cooker.
  4. Cook ribs on high 4 hours or low 8 hours, or until fork tender.
  5. Preheat broiler. Combine ketchup, chili sauce, and barbecue sauce.
  6. Brush ribs with rib sauce and broil 3-5 minutes or until charred.

    What to do for Grilled Ribs:

    1. Preheat a gas grill for high heat, or arrange charcoal briquettes on one side of the barbeque. Lightly oil the grate.
    2. Combine all rub ingredients.
    3. Remove membrane from the back of the ribs. Apply the rub to the front and back of the ribs.
    4. Place aluminum foil on lower rack to capture drippings and prevent flare-ups. Lay the ribs on the top rack of the grill (away from the coals, if you're using briquettes). Reduce gas heat to low, close lid, and leave undisturbed for 1 hour. Do not lift the lid.
    5. Combine ketchup, chili sauce, and barbecue sauce.
    6. Brush ribs with rib sauce, and grill an additional 5 minutes.

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