Vinegar & Spice Oven Ribs

Vinegar and Spice Ribs - Recipe


  • 3/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c. lightly packed lemon zest (from about 4 medium lemons
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 full racks baby back pork ribs (about 5 lbs.)


Place everything except the ribs in a small, nonreactivebowl and whisk to combine. Coat ribs evenly with the rub on both sides, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Heat the oven to 325° F and arrange 1 rack at the top and 1 in the bottom third. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature while the oven is heating, at least 20 minutes. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and place the ribs meat side up on the sheets.

Place 1 baking sheet on the top rack in the and 1 on the bottom rack and bake for 45 minutes. Switch the baking sheets and continue to bake until the ribs are knife tender, about another 45 minutes.

Yield: 4 – 6 servings

Recipe courtesy of Chowhound.