Babyback Ribs Recipe

For as long as I’ve known, I’ve been a rib girl. I absolutely LOVE ribs and was super excited to introduce them to Isley once he was ready! I was thrilled to find out that rib bones are actually one of the best things you can give a baby to help with motor function and jaw skills when it came to baby led weaning. When Isley was around 9 months, I gave him a bone with no meat and watched him go in amazement! Now that he’s approaching 2 , I feel comfortable giving him a full rib with meat since he’s had so much practice! This recipe is easy and the meat comes our tender and juicy!

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5lbs Rack of Baby Back Ribs
  • Brown Sugar
  • salt
  • chipotle powder
  • chili powder
  • smoked paprika
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • cumin

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 TBSP rice wine vinegar
  • 1 TBSP minced ginger
  • 2tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
  2. Pat ribs dry and slice the membranes vertically
  3. Stir seasoning mix and rub on front and back of ribs well
  4. Cover ribs in foil and bake for 2 1/2 hours
  5. Mix ingredients for sauce and simmer on stovetop for 5 minutes, let cool
  6. Remove ribs from oven and brush with sauce (for baby’s ribs, I will remove a few and set to the side before adding the sauce)
  7. Place ribs into oven on BROIL
  8. Repeat steps 7 & 8 a few times until sauce has has formed a sticky by crisp layer to your liking
  9. Top with sesame seeds, furikake seasoning or green onions!

Recipe was adapted by Savor With Jennifer

One response to “Babyback Ribs Recipe”

  1. Jasmine Avatar

    So excited to try this! My son is 13 months and i’m hesitant on giving him bones. Do you have suggestions on how to begin with that?

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