Make these easy Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs in minutes in your Air Fryer!
We all know how good Baby Back Ribs are, but they are even better when you can make them in minutes in your Air Fryer.
If you are using country-style ribs, check out this recipe for Air Fryer Country Style Ribs.
Do Air Fryer Ribs fall off the bone?
These ribs will be very similar to traditional ribs, they will not fall right off the bone.
They are not hard to chew though, they are tender.
If you want to have some excellent baby back ribs that fall off the bone, follow this recipe for Ninja Foodi Baby Back Ribs using a Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs:
If you want the ribs to be crispy on all sides, then cut the ribs before placing them in the air fryer.
I cut them in sections as you can see in the pictures, but it’s really best to cut each one if you want them nice and crisp on all sides.
By saying crisp, I mean similar to if they were smoked.
These will need to be cooked in batches if your air fryer basket is not large enough for all of them to be placed in the basket evenly. I used a Ninja Air Fryer to make these, so I did two batches.
We’ve found it’s best to keep them in an even layer so they cook evenly on all sides.
They will be cooked at 390*F for 25-30 minutes. It’s best that they reach an internal temperature close to 170*F or higher.
To be considered fully cooked, 145*F would be considered well done but the higher temperature the more tender, we usually get ours close to 170*F. There is a very fine line of temperatures to reach because if you get too high closer to 190*F or higher they can become dry quickly.
Always use a meat thermometer it will guarantee that you get to the correct temperature before serving.
They can be seasoned with your preferred seasoning and sauce; however, here is a great recipe for Homemade Barbecue Sauce.
These are paired perfectly with Air Fryer Okra!
Are you ready for a treat? Time to make these Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs!
Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs
- 1 Rack Baby Back Ribs (Pork)
- Barbecue Seasoning of Choice
- Barbecue Sauce of Choice
- Grapeseed Oil Spray
- Coat the basket of the air fryer with grapeseed oil spray.
- Carefully cut the ribs, this can either be done in sections or each individual rib. Remove the membrane on the back or the ribs if not already removed.
- Season the ribs with your choice of seasoning.
- Carefully place the ribs into the air fryer basket evenly. Remember this may need to be done in batches.
- Once in the air fryer, use a brush and brush on a small amount of barbecue sauce evenly onto the ribs.
- Coat evenly with grapeseed oil spray.
- Using the air fryer or air crisp in the Ninja Foodi, cook at 390*F for 25-30 minutes.
- Check the ribs after about 15 minutes and use a meat thermometer to monitor the temperature. The ribs will be the best at 170*F, but are considered done after 145*F.
- Carefully remove and let rest for 5 minutes, then add additional sauce if preferred and serve.