Dry-Rubbed Baby-Back Ribs

Photo: Lisa Hubbard; Styling: Sara Quessenberry

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Other: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 663
  • Calories from fat: 65%
  • Protein: 46g
  • Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Fat: 48g
  • Saturated fat: 18g
  • Sodium: 1117mg
  • Cholesterol: 191mg


  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 3 pounds baby-back ribs (2 racks)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, cayenne, 2 teaspoons salt, and 3/4 teaspoon black pepper. Rub on the ribs and let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat grill to medium.

    Grill the ribs, covered, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.
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