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Air Fryer Pork Ribs

Air Fryer Pork Ribs are easy and delicious, made with just a few ingredients, smothered in barbecue sauce, and seasoned with brown sugar and spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Pork Ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 641kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 3lb rack of pork baby back ribs cut in half and silver membrane removed
  • 1 cup bbq sauce homemade or store-bought


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper


  • Mix the rub ingredients in a small bowl and use the mixture to season the ribs, covering both sides.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes.
  • If needed cut the rack of ribs into a few sections, and arrange the ribs in the air fryer basket in ONE single layer, meat side down. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Using a pair of tongs, flip the ribs over, and cook for 10 minutes more.
  • After that, open the basket and brush the meat generously with the bbq sauce. Air fry for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  • Remove onto a serving plate and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  • Cover with more sauce if you prefer so and serve.


Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1509mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1069IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg