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Baby Back Ribs Recipes That Are Worth The Mess

Get the wet wipes ready.
10/02/2013 09:25am ET | Updated March 11, 2015

When it comes to ribs, there are a lot of great cuts to choose from: Spare ribs, rib tips, St. Louis cut, and, the one we're particular partial to, baby back ribs. If there's one meal we don't mind getting messy for, it's baby back ribs.

Baby back ribs are a natural fit on the grill, but they do nicely in the oven and even the slow cooker, too. A classic barbecue sauce definitely does them justice, but we found some recipes that prove you shouldn't limit yourself to just that.

From maple-glazed to balsamic-brushed to Korean-style, we've got 18 baby back ribs recipes worth getting a little bit messy for -- just make sure you have some wet wipes on hand.

1
Cayenne-Cinnamon Baby Back Ribs With Maple Glaze
Steamy Kitchen
2
Barbecue Baby Back Ribs
Foodness Gracious
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3
Spicy BBQ Oven Smoked Ribs
The Noshery
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4
Salt And Pepper Baby Back Ribs
James Ransom/Food52
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5
Baby Back Ribs With Balsamic Peach BBQ Sauce
Damn Delicious
6
Apple Butter Baby Back Ribs
Host The Toast
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7
Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs
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8
Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs
Steamy Kitchen
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9
Asian Sticky Slow Cooker Ribs
Oh Sweet Basil
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10
Baby Back Ribs with Sweet Chili Sauce
Steamy Kitchen
11
Honey-Hoisin Baby Back Ribs
Spoon Fork Bacon
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12
Chipotle Baby Back Ribs
She Wears Many Hats
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13
Grilled Baby Back Ribs With Brandied-Strawberry BBQ Sauce
A Bachelor And His Grill
14
Bourbon And Brown Sugar Ribs
Tide & Thyme
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15
Honey Apple Hot Ribs
A Spicy Perspective
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16
Baby Back Ribs with Pomegranate Molasses
aliyaleekong/Food52
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17
Easy Tender Juicy Make Ahead Ribs
Cook The Story
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18
Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Southern Boy Dishes
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