A zesty Super Spice rub for ribs combines cinnamon, paprika and cayenne red pepper. This two-step cooking method for baby back ribs produces sweet-spicy ribs that are fall-of-the-bone tender.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix brown sugar and spices in small bowl. Rub spice mixture onto both sides of ribs. Place ribs in single layer in foil-lined roasting pan. Cover with foil.
Bake 1 hour or until meat starts to pull away from bones.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush ribs with maple syrup. Grill ribs 3 to 5 minutes per side or until browned.
Substitution Tip: Use 1 teaspoon McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper in place of the ground red pepper.
For Spicier Ribs: Increase McCormick® Ground Red Pepper to 1 teaspoon.
All Grilling Directions: Preheat grill to low heat. Rub ribs with spice mixture as directed. Wrap ribs with 2 to 3 layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, sealing ends tightly. Grill ribs 1 hour. Remove foil. Brush ribs with maple syrup. Grill ribs 3 to 5 minutes per side or until browned.
Make Ahead: Ribs may be baked 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Grill as directed, increased time to 5 to 10 minutes.