how long to boil baby back ribs


Boiling Baby Back Ribs

Boiling is an excellent method to quickly and safely cook baby back ribs. With a few simple steps, you can have a delicious plate ready in no time.

Preparing the Ribs

  • Check that the ribs are full and intact
  • Wash the ribs in cold water
  • Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel
  • Apply an optional dry rub to the outside of the ribs for flavor

Boiling the Ribs

  1. Fill a large pot halfway full with water.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of black pepper to the water.
  3. Bring the pot to a rolling boil and add the ribs.
  4. Bring the water back to a boil and reduce the heat to a low simmer.
  5. Cook the ribs for 30 minutes.
  6. Check the ribs for doneness by cutting one open with a sharp knife; the meat should be fall-off-the-bone tender.
  7. Drain off the hot cooking liquid and serve the ribs hot.


By following this simple method, you can quickly and easily prepare delicious baby back ribs. Enjoy!