Lip-Smackin’ Oven Baked Ribs

Easy Baked Ribs

Do you crave the mouthwatering taste of tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs? While smoking them low and slow over hickory wood chips is a classic method, not everyone has a smoker at home. But fear not, because we have an oven-based recipe for ribs that is as delicious as it is easy to make. Get ready to indulge in a plate of lip-smackin’, finger-lickin’ good ribs that will leave you wanting more!

Watch How to Make Them!

Tender Oven Baked Ribs

Before we delve into the recipe, let’s address the common misconception that making ribs at home is a daunting task. In reality, it couldn’t be simpler. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this culinary adventure. Plus, we’ll even show you how to make homemade cornbread to complement your ribs perfectly.

Fall Off the Bone Tender Ribs

How to Make This Recipe

To start, you’ll need a 2-1/2lb slab of ribs. Look for ribs with some fat on top, as it adds flavor and juiciness to the meat. Remove the silver skin and trim any excess fat if desired.

Next, prepare a homemade rub by combining 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon each of onion powder, cumin, and smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a small bowl.

Sprinkle the rub on both sides of the ribs and massage it in. Wrap the rack in plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or if possible, overnight.

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When it’s time to cook, preheat your oven and place the ribs on a foil-lined baking sheet. Cover them completely with foil and bake at a low temperature for 3-1/2 hours. If you’re using a larger rack of baby-back ribs, add an extra 1/2 hour per pound over 2-1/2 pounds.

Once the baking time is up, remove the foil and generously brush your favorite BBQ sauce over the top of the ribs. The aroma will make your mouth water!

Pop the rack back in the oven for an additional 30 minutes, or until the sauce has caramelized to perfection.

Sauced and Unsauce Ribs

Finally, slice up those sweet, sweet oven-baked baby back ribs and serve them while they’re hot. Prepare to be blown away by the tenderness and flavor!

Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs

Serve these recipes with your ribs!

  • Marinated Vegetable Salad
  • Gluten-Free Cornbread
  • The BEST Pasta Salad
  • Mojito Fruit Salad
  • The Best Baked Beans EVER
  • Cucumber-Tomato Salad
  • Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas
  • Classic Potato Salad

Photo Collage of Easy Oven Baked Ribs

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and prepare to enjoy a mouthwatering feast of easy baked ribs. Don’t forget to visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more incredible recipes and grilling inspiration. Happy cooking!