How To Make Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs At Home

Pork Baby Back Ribs

The Outback Steakhouse baby back ribs are what you can call ‘the perfect ribs’. No, seriously!You will not find such delicious ribs anywhere other than updated Outback Steakhouse menu. The ribs are roasted to perfection and then covered in a delicious barbecue sauce that makes us sing “What A Wonderful World” every time we take a bite. It’s probably just me but still. But have you wondered what really is the secret to the ribs? How can you actually make the Outback Steakhouse baby back ribs right at your home?

If you are with me on this, then you are in luck because I have the rib recipe right in the palm of my hand. The secret to the ribs is slow cooking and the super-secret ultra-secret barbecue sauce (well, it’s not a well-kept secret, is it now?). The sauce is a mixture of bacon, allum flavors, spices, and condiments. You just need to roast the ribs up and then sauce them down to the baby-back core.

Now, all you need to know is the specifics of this recipe. Also, I can’t stress it enough, but you need to generously season any meat that you want to cook. That is the way to a good roast. So, wait for a second here until I gather all the information that you need and you can find it all down below. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other recipes from the Outback Steakhouse menu.

1. Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings The Kookaburra wings at the Outback Steakhouse are a party of flavors. The wings are covered in spicy breading and fried in shortening, to give it the restaurant-like taste. Then, cover them in a diluted hot sauce and serve with blue cheese and celery.

2. Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi The Outback Steakhouse seared peppered ahi is a delicious tuna steak. It is covered in a spicy mustard dressing and sesame seeds. Then, the fish is seared, simple. What makes it special is the dipping sauce made with tamari, ginger, lemon, maple syrup, and sesame oil.

3. Outback Steakhouse Firecracker Salmon The Outback Steakhouse firecracker salmon is a crispy seasoned salmon baked with a spicy sauce called the firecracker sauce. The fiery sauce is made with garlic, ginger, sugar, chili flakes, low-sodium soy sauce, chili sauce, and sriracha.

4. Outback Steakhouse Victoria’s Filet- The Outback Steakhouse Victoria’s filet is a different take on the classic filet mignon. The steak is grilled and then topped with a buttery and crumbly mixture. This combination is then broiled to give you a beautiful Victoria’s Filet.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs?

  • Large Pot- You need to make the sauce in a large pot, so you have a lot of it.
  • Baking Tray and Oven- These two kinda go hand-in-hand. Place the ribs on the tray and bake them in the oven.
  • Large Bowl- You can’t keep the sauce in the pot. Why not keep it in a bowl after you have strained it. 
  • Aluminum Foil- You need to slow cook the ribs. So, they can’t be directly exposed to heat. Wrap them in foil and then bake them.
  • Sieve, Brush, and Spatula- The sieve is used for straining the sauce. You need to brush the uncooked ribs with oil and the cooked ribs with the sauce with this brush. Lastly, you need to saute the things in the pot with a spatula. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes1 Hour 50 Minutes2 Hours

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs?

  • Pork Ribs- You’ll be needing two pounds of pork ribs for this recipe. Don’t want to have a shortage of ribs at the last minute.
  • Olive Oil- Brush the ribs with olive oil so that they are moist when you bake them.
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper- These two are the besties for your meat. Make sure you season the ribs well. 

For The Barbecue Sauce:

  • Bacon- Bacon adds a rich meaty touch to your sauce.
  • White Onion and Garlic- These two are the ambassadors of sharp, earthy notes and allum aromas.
  • Ketchup- Add ketchup to the sauce to make it sweet and tangy. 
  • Molasses- Molasses is added to cover the sharp notes of the following ingredients.
  • Vinegar- Vinegar gives the sauce the most tang. What is vinegar except for a tiny sharp fluid? (Poetic)
  • Mustard- Another tangy and sharp condiment to flavor your sauce. 
  • Cumin and Paprika- Flavor, the sauce with these two spices, to give it earthy and hot notes.
  • Water- The sauce might become too thick and all ingredients might not dissolve. The water is added to dilute things a bit. 
Pork Baby Back Ribs

Steps To Make Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs

1. There’s Bacon In The Sauce!

The first thing you need to do to make the ribs is to actually prepare the sauce. For that, place a large pot over medium heat and place the bacon in it. Brown the bacon from both sides. 

Then, add onions to the pot and cook them for about 7-8 minutes until they are softened. Once the onions are softened, add the garlic to the pot and saute for another 1 minute until it becomes fragrant.

2. Spices and Condiments

After the sauteing is done, add ketchup, molasses, vinegar, mustard, and some water to the pot. Also, add cumin, paprika, and pepper to it and stir. These spices and condiments add all kinds of flavor to the sauce. 

Bring this mixture to a boil and then simmer. Let it cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.

When it has simmered enough and is now thick, strain it through a sieve into a bowl and set it aside. Your sauce is all set and done. So, let’s get to the ribs.

3. Let It Rib !

Now, take the ribs and brush them with oil. After that, generously season them with salt and pepper. Don’t forget to keep the oven preheated at 350℉.

Take aluminum foil and wrap the ribs with it. Then, place them in the oven and bake them for an hour.

Take the ribs out of the oven and unwrap them. Brush the ribs with the prepared barbecue sauce that you should be quite proud of. 

Once covered with sauce, place them in the oven again, this time uncovered, and bake them for another 30 minutes. Take the ribs out for the last time and serve them. 

Nutritional Information

Calories668 kcal
Fat45 g
Saturated Fat16 g
Trans Fat0.4 g
Cholesterol176 mg
Sodium 531 mg
Potassium578 mg
Carbohydrates13 g
Sugar11 g
Fiber0.3 g
Protein48 g

How Will The Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs Look And Taste Like?

The Outback Steakhouse baby back ribs look as aesthetically pleasing as one would imagine. You can see the wings covered with glistening and dark barbecue sauce. The ribs are seasoned and roasted to perfection, but the barbecue sauce elevates its flavor to great heights. The sauce is rich with fat, has sharp allum notes, and is filled with tang. There are also sweet undertones, so the sharp tang notes don’t hijack the whole flavor of the sauce. All in all, this 90-minutes cook time will be time well-spent for you. 

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Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs Recipe

The Outback Steakhouse baby back ribs are tender and juicy ribs covered with a tangy barbecue sauce. The ribs are seasoned and slowly roasted to give them a juicy flavor. Then, they are covered with a thick sauce that makes them extra flavorful.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 50 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 668 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Baking Tray
  • Oven
  • Large Bowl
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Sieve, Brush, and Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds Pork Ribs
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper (to season)

For The Barbecue Sauce

  • ¾ cup Bacon (thickly cut)
  • ½ White Onion (chopped)
  • 1 large clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 4 tablespoons Water

Instructions
 

  • Place a large pot over medium heat and place the bacon in it. Brown the bacon from both sides. Then, add onions to the pot and cook them for about 7-8 minutes until they are softened.
  • After that, add the garlic to the pot and saute for another 1 minute until it becomes fragrant.
  • Then, add the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, and mustard to the pot. Also, add water, cumin, paprika, and pepper to it and stir.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil and then simmer. Let it cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • When it has simmered enough and is now thick, strain it through a sieve into a bowl and set it aside.
  • Now, take the ribs and brush them with oil. After that, generously season them with salt and pepper. Keep the oven preheated at 350℉.
  • Take aluminum foil and wrap the ribs with it. Then, place them in the oven and bake them for an hour.
  • Take the ribs out of the oven and unwrap them. Brush the ribs with the prepared barbecue sauce.
  • Once covered with sauce, place them in the oven again and bake them for another 30 minutes.
  • Take the ribs out for the last time and serve them.

Nutrition

Calories: 668kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 48gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 176mgSodium: 531mgPotassium: 578mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 11g
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