baby back ribs ovenIt’s still a few months until summer kicks in but that doesn’t mean that your barbecue should wait that long. There’s no better way to enjoy the weekend but with a few bottles of beer paired with a lip-smacking rack of grilled baby back ribs! Instead of cooking them in the oven, roast them in your La Caja China. Here’s a recipe we got from All Recipes. We tweaked it a little so you can perfectly grill it in your roasting box!


  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup ancho chile powder

Cooking Instructions:

1. Combine the chipotle pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, ground cumin, black pepper, salt, brown sugar, white sugar and ancho chile powder. Stir thoroughly to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

2. Make sure that you have removed the ribs’ membrane. When the meat has already been thawed, apply the rub generously onto it.

3. Prepare your roasting box. Put the drip tray into the box. Place the ash pan and the charcoal grid afterwards.

4. Put the charcoals onto the grid and light them all up. Wait until they all shine a bright orange. Once they’re ready, spread them on the grid. Make sure to leave an area for cooling.

5. Put the baby back ribs on the grill and then cover the box with the lid. Write this down as the start of your grilling time.

6. Don’t peek into the box while the ribs are cooking. The only time that you’ll open the lid is after an hour. Add 9 pounds of charcoal on the grid and then attach your wired thermometer into the meat. Use it to monitor the doneness of the ribs.

7. Cover the La Caja China with the lid again and wait for another hour. When the time is up, brush the ribs with your choice of barbecue sauce. Let the ribs grill for another five minutes.

8. After five minutes, turn the meat on its other side and brush with the barbecue sauce again. Flip and brush the meat twice or thrice until it has reached your preferred doneness.

9. When the ribs is about done, preferably 30 minutes before taking it out of the grill, move it to the cooling area. Brush it with the barbecue sauce again.

10. When your preferred temperature is displayed on the thermometer, remove the meat from the grill and then transfer it to a plate. Let the baby back ribs stand for another 10 minutes to let its juices flow back in. Cut them individually or serve as a whole. Don’t forget your favorite side dishes!

We hope that you loved this baby back ribs oven recipe that you can cook in your La Caja China. Also check out our tips on grilling baby back ribs, our sample grilled baby back ribs menu or our delicious barbecue ribs recipe. Also learn the best way to cook baby back ribs from our blog today! And remember, to serve the tastiest grilled dishes, only use the best barbecue grill in town! Call us at 1-800-338-1323 or visit our website to order your roasting box now!

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