How To Make A Rib Volcano?

Ribs are a classic BBQ dish that never fails to impress. But if you want to take your rib game to the next level, why not try making a rib volcano? This show-stopping dish is sure to wow your guests and is surprisingly easy to make. Here’s how:


  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  2. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs and season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  3. Wrap the ribs in aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 2-2.5 hours, or until the meat is tender.
  4. While the ribs are cooking, mix together the BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar in a saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the ribs are done cooking, remove them from the oven and carefully unwrap them.
  6. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut a slit down the center of each rack of ribs to create a “volcano” effect.
  7. Drizzle the BBQ sauce mixture over the ribs, making sure to get it into the slit you created.
  8. Place the ribs back in the oven and broil for 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce is caramelized and bubbling.
  9. Remove the ribs from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.


To serve your rib volcano, place the ribs on a platter with the slit facing upwards. You can garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro for a pop of color. This dish is best enjoyed hot and fresh out of the oven, so be sure to dig in right away!

Now that you know how to make a rib volcano, you can impress your friends and family with this unique and delicious BBQ creation. Enjoy!

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