2 whole baby back ribs (cleaned and membrane inside rib is removed)
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup hickory barbecue sauce
Set oven to 225 degrees until heated.
Fill a rectangular pan with hot water and place on the lower rack of the oven. Wash the whole baby back ribs well and pat dry. Marinate the ribs in apple cider vinegar for about 5 minutes. Mix all the spices and salt to make into a rub (you can use your own favorite spices). Lay the 2 whole baby back ribs on a metal tray or container ( I used a cookie tray lined with foil) and rub the fleshy side of the ribs and the underside with the pork rub you made. Drizzle with olive oil. Cook in the oven for 4 hours.Brush generously with the hickory barbecue sauce and cover all sides. Cook for another 5 minutes. Brush generously with the barbecue sauce again and warm for 2 minutes.
*2 whole ribs will serve 4 to 6 people