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Tony Roma's World Famous Ribs: Baby Back Pork Ribs

Besides the sodium content, this is truly a classic brand of ribs you can ever get. When cooked properly, you get restaurant-quality ribs at your table.

If you had a fun barbecue on the Fourth of July, or hold one every year, then chances are good that you've prepared delicious, baby back ribs. Any meat lover has to have eaten one one whole rack in their lifetimes, and if not, DO SO! Nevertheless, brightening up your day/night with some baby back ribs from Tony Roma's, such as these, only makes things better especially if you can purchase it and cook it at home.

When it comes to delicacies like these, I generally avoid using the microwave oven for preparation (understandable, if that's what you currently have on hand). As the label recommended, grilling or using the oven make excellent options. Personally, I never used the grilling method but it should provide you with succulent results. I use the oven method, placing it on heavy duty foil and cook away. The label says "15-17 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°F," but what I do is keeping a close watch on it and checking it after about 12 minutes. Depending how you like your ribs, tender crust on top or a soft crust on top, the barbecue sauce is the key ingredient but also a "deal breaker." Barbecue sauce contains a lot of sugar, and when sugar burns, it gives off an unpleasant, bitter taste that you likely won't want to eat with again. Worse, that lip-smacking goodness ribs give off—collagen—when cooked too long, burns and can never be recovered. With that said, I suggest after 12 minutes you start checking on the ribs occasionally making sure the sauce on the ribs, and the ribs themselves, don't burn. If the sauce gradually becomes darker than it originally was, turn off the oven, and you can let the leftover heat finish up the cooking. Lots of patience in cooking these are required.

Ribs aren't those dishes where you can set the timer, then it's done. You need proper care and frequent checking on it using the barbecue sauce as your guide. The ribs are already cooked, and very much just needs reheating (whether you freeze it or refrigerate it). All the flavors are there anyway so you just need to keep a very close eye on it. With that in mind, you're on your way to an area in culinary Heaven you will soon cultivate.

For such delicious and perfect ribs, I removed 1 star from the overall rating. Looking at the Nutritional Facts, it's high in sodium. Frankly, I'm a fan of salty foods, namely southern food, but at times it gets too salty for me. Depending on which ribs you purchase, there are some which are too tangy and too salty. An even amount on each rack of ribs would be nice without a flavor imbalance. If sodium is a concern, sprinkle some sugar, white or brown, atop the sauce on the ribs. (Remember, sugar burns so be gentle in applying it.) Other than that, I get a kick out of the barbecue sauce—marries with the rib meat beautifully.

I strongly recommend this for you meat lovers out there. If you don't have excess sauce on your cheeks, then you're eating it wrong. Take this awesomeness home right now!





  • Delicious and succulent taste. Flavors are what made Tony Roma's a household name.
  • Depending on the package, the finished product can be too salty.
80% (B-)
Fan Rating
Brand Tony Roma's [World Famous Ribs]
Item Baby Back Pork Ribs - Original BBQ
Description When Tony Roma opened his first restaurant in his Miami neighborhood back in 1972, he never dreamed that his signature baby back ribs would become the worldwide sensation they are today. Over 40 years and 200 restaurants later, these incredible, award-winning ribs still set the gold standard for the ultimate in meaty, barbecue flavor.

Our baby back ribs are the stuff legends are made of! This house specialty and slow-cooked and smoked to mouthwatering perfection, seasoned with select spices and basted in our original sauce for that fall-off-the-bone tenderness that Tony Roma's is famous for!
Bar Code Number 7 92338 81733 6
Net Weight 16 OZ (454g)
Manufactured by Rupari Food Services,
Inc. South Holland, IL U.S.A 60473
under license from Roma Dining, LP
Comments: 1-800-955-RIBS

©2008 Tony Roma's is a registered
trademark of Roma Dining, LP Dallas, TX
Product Number ????
Directions Conventional Oven:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove product from packaging. Place Ribs on baking sheet and place baking sheet on middle rack of oven. Cook for approximately 15-17 minutes or until the internal temperature of 165°F.

Microwave Oven

Remove product from packaging. Place Ribs in a single layer on a microwave safe dish. Cover with plastic film. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 minutes or until internal temperature of 165°F.

Gas or BBQ Grill

Preheat grill to medium high. Remove product from packaging. Place ribs on grill and cook for approximately 7-10 minutes. Turn frequently until an internal temperature of 165°F has been reached and sauce begins to caramelize.

Cook times may very with each individual oven
Serving Size 5 oz edible portion (140g)
Servings per Container about 2
Calories 330
Calories from Fat 150
Total Fat 17g - 26%
Saturated Fat 7g - 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg - 20%
Sodium 560mg - 23%
Total Carbohydrate 19g - 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g - 0%
Sugars 16g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 6%
Ingredients Cooked Pork Back Ribs, BBQ Sauce [Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Tomato Paste, Salt, Modified Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Mustard Flour, Caramel Color, Dried Onions, Oleoresin Paprika (Color), Dried Garlic, Natural Flavor], Water, Seasoning (Sugar, Salt, Dextrose, Paprika, Modified Food Starch, Spices, Onion Powder Caramel Color, Beet Powder, Garlic Powder, Extractives of Paprika), Natural Flavor (Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Natural Flavors, Natural Smoke Flavor).
Contains Soy
Other Tony Roma's 16 OZ Fully Cooked and Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce


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