Brown Sugar Barbeque Baby Back Ribs

I really love veggie burgers. And salads. And hummus. And vegan baked goods. So I often think, “hey I could be a vegetarian EASILY.” I even tried it for a while after a particularly traumatic cooking incident. While volunteering as a cook for a major fundraising dinner at my college I had to “lollipop” chicken bones and nearly fainted. “Lollipop-ing” meant removing all the meat from chicken drumsticks by scraping the bones with a knife. After an hour of performing that disgusting task I vowed to try a life of vegetarianism. It lasted a few weeks and I really didn’t have a problem with it. But then someone offered me some steak when I was really hungry and my dreams of vegetarianism soon disappeared. I’m easily swayed by good food. But I still sometimes have a desire to “go veg” for a while, last week being one of these times. Then, upon the suggestion of a certain meat-aholic I know, my family made these ribs. It was so easy and so very very delicious. And also assured me that I probably could not live a vegetarian lifestyle for any long period of time…I just don’t think I could miss out on family dinners like this!

We got 7 lbs of ribs for the 6 people at our table, and every last bite disappeared within an hour. First we removed the fatty membrane from the underside of the ribs:

Then we added a dry rub:

Covered and baked these babies for 4 hours, slathered them in Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce. And a deliciously tender, fall off the bone, makes you stop your quest of vegetarianism dinner resulted.


  • 7 lbs pork ribs
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3-4  tablespoons steak seasoning
  • salt & pepper tt
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  1. Remove fatty white membrane from ribs with a knife; it is on the inside, less meaty side of the ribs
  2. Place ribs in a roast pan and season with salt & pepper on both sides
  3. Rub brown sugar, paprika & steak seasoning over ribs on both sides
  4. Cover completely with tin foil and bake at 275 F for 4 hours
  5. After ribs have cooked, remove from roast pan and place on a cookie sheet and brush with barbeque sauce
  6. Broil for 5 minutes

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