Cinnamon and Cayenne Baby Back Ribs

You can use other rib cuts if you wish, I like St. Louis rib cut. Recipe adapted from McCormick.

Cinnamon and Cayenne Baby Back Ribs

Photo by Devin C.

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  • cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1

    tablespoon paprika

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1

    teaspoon cayenne powder (or crushed red pepper flakes)

  • 1

    teaspoon sea salt (or ½ teaspoon table salt)

  • 3

    pounds pork baby back ribs

  • ¼

    cup maple syrup


Preheat oven to 375F (or prepare your grill). Remove the tough membrane from the underside of the ribs. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, ground cinnamon, cayenne and salt.. Place ribs on a double layer of tin foil (large enough to wrap around ribs) and season the ribs on both sides with the rub. Fold over foil and completely cover ribs. Place ribs on baking sheet or roasting pan.


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