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Dry-Rub Baby Back Ribs

By Deen Brothers


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Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 360 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 4 pounds baby back ribs


In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients except the ribs. Rub spice mixture all over the ribs. Cover and refrigerate ribs for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 400F. Place the ribs in a roasting pan. Bake for 1 hour.