Thursday, July 1, 2010

Baby Back Ribs

I have been saving my baby back ribs in the freezer for quite a while because I was still researching for a good recipe. I even asked my friends Jona, Lisa and Marianne for tips on how to cook tender, juicy ribs! The only ribs recipe I know is the Filipino kind where you marinate the ribs in soysauce, sugar and pepper. Boil in water until tender and then bake until a little dark in color. A delicious recipe... nothing wrong with it... but I want the kind that they serve in American restaurants ...

greasy... shiny... fall off the bones kind of Barbecued Baby Back ribs.

Mona loves baby back ribs ... so I told her I would cook the one I have in the freezer for her. Lisa gave me her recipe and tweaked it a little bit and it turned out really, really, really YUMMMM.... hahaha the meat was so tender and swimming in barbecue sauce. We almost ran out of paper napkin! The side dish was boiled corn (from Rustan's Rockwell) ... about 1/2 kilo per piece... of course we rolled it in butter and fine salt. I even cooked french fries but forgot to take a picture because I was so excited to eat already!!!!

Baby Back Ribs/Dry Rub by Lisa Tantoco


2 K. baby back ribs

2 tablespoons rock salt

2 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon paprika

3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons granulated onion powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Rub all over the ribs. Wrap tightly in tin foil and refrigerate over night. Take out from the fridge 30 minutes before baking.

Heat oven to 150 C ... place the foil wrapped ribs in a Pyrex dish and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 1 1/2 hours... then brush all over with....

Bull's-Eye Barbecue Sauce

Increase the heat of the oven to 200 C and put under the broiler for 10 minutes or until the sauce caramelizes. You may also grill outdoors if the oven has no BROIL setting.

Suggested side dishes are coleslaw, corn on a cob, french fries, mashed potatoes, baked beans and a whole lot more.

Proof is in the pudding!!!! hahahaha I can honestly say " Sarap to the bones!!!!"


  1. The best ribs ever! Thanks Lia for the super sarap na dinner, I love the corn....heavenly wall to wall fresh butter....yummmmy!!!

    Teka! Teka! 5 lang ang akin diyan! Sino kaya kumain ng iba? eh... 2 lang kami.

  2. Hi Lia. I would love to taste these.


  3. Hi, Jodie!

    So easy to make and you will spend less compared to eating baby back ribs in the restaurants.

  4. Hi ms . Lia! You're my go-to blog whenever i feel like cooking for my family. Pls update us with your recipes. Super useful and really guaranteed to be loved by the whole family.:)

    1. Thank you, Joan!Will update my blog as soon as I can with new experiments.