Succulent Feast: Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs


Embark on a culinary journey with "Succulent Feast: Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs." This recipe transforms the traditional barbecue experience into an easy, at-home delight. Envision tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs, encased in a caramelized, smoky crust, offering a perfect blend of succulence and flavor. The air fryer locks in the juiciness, ensuring each bite is a perfect balance of tenderness and rich, meaty flavor.

Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs

Time Allocation

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 3-4 ribs

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 410 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Sodium: 350mg


  • Baby back ribs - 1kg
  • Brown sugar - 30g
  • Paprika - 10g
  • Garlic powder - 5g
  • Onion powder - 5g
  • Ground black pepper - 2g
  • Salt - 5g
  • Barbecue sauce - 100g

Preparation Method

  1. Ribs Preparation: Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  2. Dry Rub: Mix sugar, paprika, garlic and onion powders, salt, and pepper. Rub evenly on ribs.
  3. Air Frying: Cook ribs in the air fryer at 190°C for 25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  4. Saucing: Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and air fry for an additional 5 minutes for a glazed finish.
  5. Resting: Let the ribs rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Removing the membrane ensures tender ribs.
  • Let the dry rub marinate for at least 1 hour for deeper flavor.
  • Resting the ribs allows the juices to redistribute.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Q: Can I use a different type of ribs? A: Yes, though cooking times may vary.
  • Q: How to ensure the ribs are cooked through? A: The meat should be tender and easily pull away from the bone.
  • Q: Can I make this ahead of time? A: Yes, store cooked ribs in the fridge and reheat in the air fryer.