Texas Two-Step Ribs


Texas Two-Step Ribs

Texas Two-Step Ribs
2 Hr 15 Min

These saucy, barbecue-slathered ribs will have you doing the two-step 'round the dinner table. We used baby back ribs to make our Texas Two-Step Ribs 'cause they're the sweetest and most tender of all the ribs, and who doesn't want to have the sweetest summer ever?  

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine paprika, onion powder, cumin, celery salt, pepper, and brown sugar; rub seasoning mixture over ribs. Place each rack of ribs on a large piece of aluminum foil. Wrap foil securely, leaving room for steam to circulate; seal edges tightly. Place foil packets on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake 2 hours, or until meat is fork-tender. Open packets carefully, as steam may be released. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and place back in oven 15 to 20 minutes, uncovered, or until sauce starts to caramelize.


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Our daughter-in-law said they were her favorite ribs ever! SO easy.

reklaWS, no need to be rude. I live in Texas, born and raised in Texas. Use the recipe and leave out the sugar. If you are truly a Texan, you know we eat the pigs too, not just the beef.

I've never made ribs before and these look easy. Does it matter when you cook them in the foil whether they are meat side up or down?

Hi there! - They are super easy, and super tasty too! When you cook them, place the ribs meat side up on the foil. Enjoy!

I'm from Texas, Austin, and I'm here to let you know that we would never put brown sugar, or any sugar on our rubs. That's for you PIG-EATERS. We're BEEF people, and we do it simple, salt and black pepper.

The recipe IS for pork ribs, not for beef ribs. If you like it sweet, then add the sugar, if you don't like the sweetness, just leave it off. It doesn't matter really...just a matter of personal preference. I love this recipe and I do leave out the sugar because usually the bbq sauce is sweet enough.


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