Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs

Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs are absolutely delicious. These ribs are easy to make and fall off the bones once done. You make a homemade rub and coat the ribs the night before you plan to serve the ribs. They bake slowly and then get coated in homemade barbecue sauce. They are delicious with the rest of the Big Thunder Ranch menu and make for a great dinner anytime, even without having to barbecue. 

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs Recipe

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs
Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs

Category: Main

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ Ribs


  • 1 1/2 cups Citrus Roundup BBQ Rub (recipe follows)
  • 1 (4-pound) rack pork spareribs, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
    Citrus Roundup BBQ Rub
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. lemon pepper
  • 2 tbsp. seasoning salt
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tbsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Sprinkle Citrus BBQ Rub on both sides of ribs, rubbing the meat to adhere. Cover with foil. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º. Place ribs in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet, and pour water into pan. Cover with foil and roast for 1 hour.
  3. Remove the pan from oven and uncover. Pour off any excess water. Evenly coat top of ribs with barbecue sauce. Return pan to oven and roast for 30 minutes more.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and cover lightly with foil. Let ribs rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Slice the ribs between each bone with a serrated knife. Serve immediately.
    Citrus Roundup BBQ Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.


Recipe from Disney


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