• 2 racks pork ribs about 6 lbs
  • 1 jar barbecue sauce


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper depending on the heat level you like


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  • In a small bowl mix dry rub until combined and set aside
  • Rinse pork ribs and pat dry with paper towels
  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs, I've provided a how-to link above.
  • Spread the dry rub all over the ribs making sure to cover both sides.
  • Wrap ribs tightly in foil meat side up, and place on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 3 hours for spare ribs, 2 hours for baby back ribs, or until fork tender
  • Open the foil and drain the liquid from the ribs. Brush your favorite barbecue sauce on the ribs, and broil for 5 minutes
  • Remove and let the ribs rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serves 4-6