baby back ribs

plural noun

Definition of baby back ribs

: meaty pork ribs cut from the lower back rib section

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The Mount Washington Tavern is serving a buffet with offerings like baby back ribs, pulled pork and caprese salad. Christina Tkacik,, "Father's Day dining specials in the Baltimore area," 12 June 2019 Spare or baby back ribs, brisket, turkey breast, and chicken halves are smoker-cooked. Eric Velasco,, "Meet the crew who makes Birmingham’s barbecue," 3 June 2019 The combo is a half slab of baby back ribs blended with an additional meat like pork, smoked chicken, tenders or catfish. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank," 9 July 2018 Using a smoker at their Clarendon Hills home, the Pickens have sliced brisket, chopped brisket, baby back ribs, beer can smoked chicken, puled pork and smoked turkey among their meat offerings. Chuck Fieldman,, "Couple turns barbecue fun into catering business, plan restaurant in Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills," 18 May 2018 Main entrees range from $12.95 for adult mac and cheese to baby back ribs for $21.95, walleye for $26.95 and filet mignon for $33.95. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 2018 Kebabs, along with daily specials such as hot dogs and baby back ribs, are available for lunch. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Loosen your belt: 46 more restaurant and ice cream openings in Seattle and on the Eastside to try," 25 June 2018 Sprinkle baby back ribs with pepper; place in a slow cooker or Instant Pot with 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Ribs," 22 Sep. 2015 Sirloin steak, baby back ribs, fish tacos and smoked salmon are among the options. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Savor Midtown offers dinner bargains in Broad Ripple," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of baby back ribs

1954, in the meaning defined above

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