Forget everything you think you know about ribs — this is the ultimate baby back recipe

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When I told Tyson that I wanted to make ribs for Father’s Day, he was quick to tell me that I have no idea what I’m doing. So have at it, buddy.

Turns out, Tyson doesn’t know how to make ribs either. He stole this recipe from a friend, affectionately known as Big Mama, and had to call her several times throughout the process to make sure he was on the right track. Oh, Tyson.

You will need:


  • Equal parts:
    • Mayonnaise
    • Yellow mustard
    • Brown sugar


  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

Tyson went a little heavy on the cayenne pepper. If you don’t want to burn your mouth, we suggest using a little less cayenne than the rest of the rub ingredients.

Did you know: Baby back ribs don’t come from baby animals. Instead, they are taken from the top of the rib cage between the spine and the spare ribs, below the loin muscle. The “baby” part indicates the cuts are from market-weight hogs, not sows.

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