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Finger-Lickin' Good: Air Fryer BBQ Ribs Made to Perfection

by Mylyn May Ramos 16 May 2023

If you're craving tender, juicy, and mouthwatering BBQ ribs but don't want to spend hours tending to a grill or smoker, then Air Fryer BBQ Ribs are the answer to your prayers. This recipe allows you to achieve the same delicious results of traditional BBQ ribs in a fraction of the time. With the help of your trusty air fryer, you'll enjoy succulent ribs with a smoky and caramelized BBQ glaze that will have you coming back for seconds. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of making these irresistible Air Fryer BBQ Ribs that will impress your family and friends.

Why Choose Air Fryer BBQ Ribs?
Air frying is a game-changer when it comes to preparing ribs. It ensures that the ribs are evenly cooked, tender on the inside, and perfectly charred on the outside. The air fryer creates a controlled cooking environment that allows the flavors to penetrate the meat while retaining its moisture. Plus, the convenience of the air fryer means you can enjoy BBQ ribs any time, regardless of the weather or available outdoor space.

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2 racks of baby back ribs
1 cup BBQ sauce of your choice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a dry rub.

Pat the ribs dry with paper towels. Rub the dry rub mixture all over the ribs, ensuring they are evenly coated.

Place the ribs in the air fryer basket, meat-side up, making sure not to overcrowd the basket. You may need to cook the ribs in batches if they don't fit in a single layer.

Cook the ribs in the air fryer for 25-30 minutes. Then, carefully flip the ribs and continue cooking for an additional 25-30 minutes.

In the last 5 minutes of cooking, brush the ribs with BBQ sauce, coating them generously.

Once cooked, remove the ribs from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Conclusion: Air Fryer BBQ Ribs are a game-changer for BBQ enthusiasts who want the taste of slow-cooked ribs without the time-consuming process. The air fryer ensures tender, juicy ribs with a caramelized BBQ glaze that will have you reaching for extra napkins. This recipe allows you to enjoy the flavors of BBQ ribs any time, whether it's a casual weeknight dinner or a backyard gathering with friends. So, fire up your air fryer, grab your favorite BBQ sauce, and get ready to savor the irresistible taste of Air Fryer BBQ Ribs. Your taste buds will thank you!

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