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A Review and Recipe for Lloyd's BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Holle loves to cook. BBQ and BBQ sauce is something she and others in the Deep South take seriously.

Barbecue Ribs

Barbecue Ribs

Product Review of Lloyd's BBQ Ribs

I have a love affair with barbecue ribs, especially baby back ribs. I don’t usually write product reviews, but when I find something that I find especially good, useful, or handy, I want to share the information. Just recently, I discovered just such an item. Believe it or not, it’s barbecue ribs made by Lloyd's BBQ.

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but these were pretty darn good, and they were super quick and easy. Hubby and I are old hands at smoking and grilling, so it sort of goes against my natural inclinations to buy refrigerated barbecue that was created by someone else, but you won’t believe how easy these BBQ ribs are!

Pros

Easy to Cook

They come precooked and already covered in sauce. You can cook them (frozen or thawed) on the grill, in the oven, or even in the microwave. I strongly suggest cooking them fully thawed, in the oven or on the grill. In the oven, the ribs take about 30 minutes to cook.

Inexpensive

Another great thing about Lloyd’s is the price: a rack of baby back ribs for under $7! Each slab weighs well over a pound, and the ribs are pretty meaty, with small bones.

Easy to Modify

They’re great just warmed up and browned, but adding different flavors is easy, too. You can add more sauce if you like, or you can add your favorite herbs and spices. For hot ribs, douse them with hot sauce. For a smokier flavor, sprinkle on some chipotle sauce. I sometimes combine some hot sauce and Liquid Smoke and brush the meat with the mixture.

Quick to Make

I created the best baby back ribs recipe in the world—in my opinion, of course. I call them candy apple ribs. The problem is that I spend hours on them. Are they worth it? Heck, yes! But I don’t always have the time to spare, and I guess that’s what prompted me to try Lloyd’s ribs.

They are an acceptable substitute for when we want BBQ ribs in a hurry, and they’re actually as good as or better than some homemade ribs I’ve eaten. I was pleasantly surprised and decided they were worth a product review.

Lloyd's Ribs Baked in the Oven

Lloyd's Ribs Baked in the Oven

Easy Rib Recipe

This is a super easy rib recipe that will be ready to eat and delicious in about thirty minutes. Yep, I said thirty minutes! As I’ve already mentioned, these are good just baked in the oven, but you might want to add your own special touches. I made one slab according to the package directions, along with another slab of with spicy teriyaki flavor. That’s the one I describe below.

Easy Teriyaki Ribs

Easy Teriyaki Ribs

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

30 min

35 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 rack Lloyd's baby back ribs
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup thick teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place ribs in foil and set on a cookie sheet. Drizzle pineapple juice over pork and close foil. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. While the ribs are baking, combine teriyaki sauce, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Remove ribs from oven and unwrap. Brush with teriyaki sauce mixture.
  5. Return ribs to oven and bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until ribs are brown.
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Cooking Tips

Cooking instructions for the ribs are on the back of the package, but I’ll give you a couple of tips:

  • For softer flesh, wrap the ribs tightly in foil before baking them in the oven or heating them on the grill.
  • Before closing the foil, add about two tablespoons liquid: water, apple juice, hot sauce, pineapple juice, or orange juice.
  • For browner, chewier ribs, don’t wrap the meat. Actually, I usually prefer sort of a half-and-half method—I wrap the pork for part of the cooking time and then unwrap them to get them nice and brown.
The Packaging

The Packaging

About Lloyd's BBQ

Lloyd's BBQ was founded in 1978. The company has several products on the market, including different flavors of pulled pork, BBQ chicken, BBQ beef ribs, shredded beef brisket, baby back ribs, and pork spareribs. Some of the products even come in single-serving sizes. The meats are already smoked and cooked, so all you have to do is to heat them.

We like Lloyd’s products. We’ve bought the pulled pork for years, as it’s a quick and easy way to make sandwiches—not as good as the ones we make from our own rubbed and slow-smoked pork butts, but certainly tasty and well worth the price. And theirs takes just minutes to heat in the microwave. It’s great to keep on hand just in case unexpected guests drop by around mealtime, or when you want something yummy and rib-sticking but don’t have time to cook.

Questions & Answers

Question: Is there a way to cook these baby backs in a slow cooker then keep them warm for a buffet dinner?

Answer: Sure. Just add a little liquid and turn the cooker on "warm."

Question: Can ribs be used after the date on the package?

Answer: I wouldn't eat ribs long after the expiration date. One or two days is probably safe.

Question: Could I freeze Lloyd's BBQ Baby Back Ribs?

Answer: Yes, you can, as long as they weren't frozen previously.

Question: Can I cook these ribs in a crock pot?

Answer: Yes, but just long enough to warm them up.

Question: Where are Lloyd's BBQ Baby Back Ribs sold?

Answer: I found them at Winn Dixie.

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