Honey Glazed Baby Back Ribs

I’m excited to share my recipe for honey glazed baby back ribs. It’s a delicious meal that is sure to bring smiles to your family and friends!

The sweet and savory combination of ingredients makes it an ideal dish for any special occasion.

With just a few simple steps, you can create a mouth-watering feast that’ll keep everyone coming back for more.

Read on to learn how to make this scrumptious treat!

Cultural History

Baby back ribs have been a traditional dish in many cultures for centuries, and the honey glazed version is a modern twist on an old favorite.

In North America, baby back ribs were part of Native American cuisine up until European settlers arrived. These settlers brought their own recipes with them which included various methods of preparing pork ribs.

The honey glaze was not popularized until the 1960s when it began to appear in cookbooks and restaurants across the country. Today, honey glazed baby back ribs are a staple in barbeque joints around the US and Canada. They are served as an appetizer or main dish for family gatherings, summer BBQs, holidays, and other special occasions.

Not only are these sweet-and-savory treats delicious but they also provide a great source of protein along with essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall health and well-being. Honey glazed baby back ribs truly embody what it means to serve others with love!

Ingredients (4 serves)

You’ll need the following ingredients to make 4 servings of delicious honey glazed baby back ribs:

  • 3lbs of baby back pork ribs
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup honey

These simple ingredients will give you a mouthwatering, succulent dish that your guests are sure to enjoy! The pork will be deliciously tender and juicy, accentuated by the sweetness of the honey. The garlic complements it perfectly.


  • 1 teaspoon, chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar,

With just these few items you can create a wonderful meal for family and friends alike. Enjoy!

Cooking Method

To make the delicious dish, first preheat your oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade – soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground ginger.

Place baby back ribs in a shallow baking dish or roasting pan. Pour marinade over ribs and turn to coat thoroughly.

Cover with foil and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until tender.

Remove from oven and brush generously with extra honey glaze on both sides of the ribs.

Return to oven uncovered for an additional 20 minutes until sticky and golden brown.

Serve hot with some fresh vegetables or coleslaw as desired.


Expert Grilling Tips

Grilling is an art. Mastering the perfect flavor and texture of your favorite dishes requires just the right balance of heat, preparation, and basting.

With a few expert tips on heat control, rub preparing, and sauce basting, I can help you take your grilling game to the next level!

Heat Control

Monitor the temperature of your grill to make sure you don’t overcook the honey glazed baby back ribs. Heat control is key when grilling; you don’t want to char the exterior while leaving the interior undercooked.

To avoid this, keep a thermometer handy and periodically check that your grill’s temperature isn’t too high or low. Setting up 2-zone grilling can also help—cooking over indirect heat is ideal for larger cuts such as ribs.

Keep an eye on flare ups, they tend to burn meat quickly. Lastly, pay attention to how fast cooking is progressing—if it’s taking too long turn up the heat!

Serving up tasty honey glazed baby back ribs requires careful monitoring of temperature and flare ups.

Rub Preparing

Before grilling your ribs, prepare a delicious rub to give them maximum flavor. Start by combining chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients with a spoon until well combined.

Add some salt and pepper to taste. Divide the rub into two parts; one for before cooking and one for afterwards. Rub half of the mix over the ribs prior to grilling or baking – this will ensure they turn out flavorful and succulent when cooked!

After cooking, glaze your ribs with honey then season with the remaining rub for an extra punch of flavor that’ll leave your guests wanting more!

Sauce Basting

Once your ribs are cooked, baste them with a delicious sauce for an extra layer of flavor.

To make the perfect honey glazed baby back rib sauce, mix together equal parts honey and ketchup in a bowl. Then add some Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Give it all a good stir until everything is evenly combined.

Place your cooked ribs onto the baking sheet and brush on some of the sauce you just made to cover them completely.

Place the ribs into the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes or until golden brown, brushing on more sauce every 10 minutes or so to ensure they stay nice and moist throughout cooking time.

Serve these sweet and savory ribs with extra sauce on top and enjoy!

Final Thoughts: Serving

Serve up your honey glazed baby back ribs with a side of coleslaw and some cornbread for a delicious meal!

Nothing beats the flavor combination of sweet, savory, and tangy. The sticky glaze adds an extra layer of sweetness to the succulent ribs.

The crunchy coleslaw complements the tenderness of the pork and brings out its natural flavors. And don’t forget the cornbread – it’s just as important as any other part when serving up a tasty platter.

Serve these finger-licking good ribs with plenty of napkins and prepare to have everyone asking for seconds!


Finishing off these honey glazed baby back ribs is an absolute delight. They’re sweet, savory, and packed with flavor.

With a few simple ingredients and a bit of grilling know-how, you can create something that’s sure to impress your friends and family.

So the next time you fire up the grill, don’t forget to whip up some of these delicious ribs! You won’t regret it!

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