Winter’s Baked Baby Backs

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  • 1 rack baby back ribs, trimmed
  • 5 Tbsp. (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • red wine vinegar
  • your favorite BBQ sauce

Combine all dry ingredients; reserve 1-2 Tbsp. for serving. Sprinkle red wine vinegar on ribs; coat both sides with dry rub. Wrap tightly in plastic; place in Ziploc to refrigerate 8-24 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove ribs from plastic. Wrap tightly with heavy foil. Bake on a cookie sheet 1 hour. Open foil (avoiding steam); add 3⁄4 cup BBQ sauce. Reseal; bake 45-60 minutes more. Sprinkle with reserved rub and serve with BBQ sauce to pass.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Syrah