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Cayenne Cinnamon Baby Back Ribs with Maple Glaze Recipe

You can use other rib cuts if you wish, I like St. Louis rib cut.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 1/3 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 1/2 teaspoon table salt)
  • 3 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1/4 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.
  • Bake 1 hour or until meat starts to pull away from bones.
  • Turn broiler on to high and move rack to upper-mid position. Carefully open foil. Brush ribs with maple syrup. Broil ribs 3-4 minutes until browned. Take care not to burn the ribs!<


Adapted from McCormick.
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