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Recipe: Southern Style Baby Back Ribs


I just got an email from the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville offering up their Executive Chef Kevin Randolph’s Southern Style Baby Back Ribs. That’s what I’m talking about!! Just about beats any other email I’ve gotten this morning. LOL!


  • 2 1-2 lb. Rib Slabs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp BBQ spice
  • 1 tbsp. mesquite seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Cheyenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Combine all ingredients except for ribs in a large mixing bowl. This will serve as the BBQ Rub.
  • Grill Baby Back Ribs for about 3 minutes on each side. (Best to grill with open flame using hickory charcoal but a gas grill will do as well.)
  • Place your ribs on a sheet pan and rub them down on both sides with BBQ rub recipe.
  • Wrap the whole pan with aluminum wrap and bake in the oven @ 225 degrees for 2.5 hours.
  • Enjoy with or without sauce.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.