Finger-Licking Sticky BBQ Ribs Recipe

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Introducing our mouthwatering Sticky BBQ Ribs recipe! These tender and flavorful ribs are coated in a sticky BBQ sauce that will have you licking your fingers in delight. With a perfect blend of spices and a slow cooking process, these ribs are guaranteed to be a hit at your next barbecue or family gathering. Get ready to indulge in a deliciously sticky and finger-licking meal that will leave you craving for more. Try our easy-to-follow recipe and impress your guests with these irresistible BBQ ribs.

Sure! Here's a delicious sticky BBQ ribs recipe for you:


  • 2 racks of pork baby back ribs
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite brand or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)


  1. Preheat your oven to 275°F (135°C).

  2. Prepare the ribs by removing the membrane from the back of the racks. This can be done by loosening a corner with a knife and then pulling it off with a paper towel for better grip.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well to create a dry rub.

  4. Sprinkle the dry rub generously over both sides of the ribs, patting it into the meat to ensure it adheres.

  5. Place each rack of ribs on a large piece of aluminum foil, shiny side down. Wrap them tightly, sealing the edges to create a packet. Repeat with the second rack.

  6. Place the foil-wrapped ribs on a baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the meat is tender and begins to pull away from the bones.

  7. While the ribs are cooking, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  8. Remove the ribs from the oven and carefully open the foil packets, being mindful of the hot steam. Drain any accumulated liquid.

  9. Brush the BBQ sauce generously over both sides of the ribs, coating them evenly.

  10. Transfer the ribs to the preheated grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until the sauce becomes sticky and caramelized. Keep a close eye on them to avoid burning.

  11. Once done, remove the ribs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before cutting them into individual servings.

  12. Serve the sticky BBQ ribs hot with additional BBQ sauce on the side, along with your favorite sides like coleslaw, cornbread, or potato salad.

Enjoy your finger-licking sticky BBQ ribs!

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