Hot Tempered Baby Back Ribs
with Sweet Guava Glaze

Create some sweet-heat at your next barbecue with these mouth watering ribs. The sweet flavors of brown sugar and guava jelly perfectly compliment the zing of ginger, cinnamon and red pepper.

Hot Tempered Baby Back Ribs


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Ground Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Season-All Seasoned Salt
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • 3-4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup guava jelly *


  1. Combine brown sugar and spices in a small bowl; reserve 2 tablespoons spice mixture.
  2. Rub remaining spice mixture on ribs; coat well.
  3. Place ribs in a single layer on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet (17 x 11-inch) or roasting pan. Pour water into pan; cover with foil.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour, or until meat starts to pull away from bones.
  5. Meanwhile, combine jelly and reserved spice mixture.
  6. Brush steamed ribs with jelly mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight, if desired.
  7. Grill or broil for 3-5 minutes per side, or until heated through and nicely browned.

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 1 hr 10 min
Marinate: 1 hour | Yield: 4 servings

* Available in International aisle of grocery store.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 832, Fat: 36 g, Cholesterol: 149 mg, Sodium: 823 mg, Carbohydrates: 55 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 72 g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: McCormick