Applebee's Baby Back Ribs - Copycat

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In

"These ribs were a hit at a BBQ diner I attended recently. The host was serving a bunch of copycat recipes and this one was on the menu. This can easily be made gluten free bu using gluten free Worcestershire sauce."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (292.7 g)
  • Calories 512.7
  • Total Fat - 27.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 167.8 mg
  • Sodium - 783 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 15.8 g
  • Protein - 44.4 g
  • Calcium - 66.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put ribs in a large pot with enough water to cover them. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until ribs are fork tender.

Step 2

Mix all sauce ingredients together in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often, for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Step 3

Heat broiler. Line broiler with foil for easy cleanup.

Step 4

Place ribs, meat side down, on broiler pan, brush with 1/2 the sauce and broil 4−5 inches from heat source for 6 to 7 minutes.

Step 5

Turn ribs over, brush with remaining sauce and broil 6 to 7 minutes longer or until edges are slightly charred.

Step 6

Step 7

NOTE: The host did not broil these as directed in the original recipe, she grilled them over direct medium heat while brushing them with the sauce which worked perfectly.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


So delicious and messy! Tender ribs loaded with a yummy sauce. WINNER!


(1 Feb 2020)


Such delicious ribs that made my family very happy. We totally devoured a double batch!


review by:
(17 Oct 2019)


Perfect way of cooking ribs...we loved them...they were so tender and delicious...made for "Pick Me" tag game...


review by:
(17 Dec 2016)