Yeah, well this whole temporary apartment living is really putting a kink in my grilling style.
SO when you have no grill, you must resort to the oven. Keeping my oven on for 4 hours here in Tampa when its eleven millionth degrees doesn’t make me happy..but I NEEDED ribs.
Ribs in the oven are really super duper easy. Mix what ever spices you want, slather them on the ribs,make a nice little blanket around the ribs with foil and bake away. That’s it, no peaking, no checking the temperature. Your ribs will literally fall off the bone.
What I like to do is pop them under the broiler for a few minutes, to get the fat and edges of meat crispy.
Don’t let the large list of ingredients scare you away. Really, just mix whatever you like for a dry rub. Easy. You can leave them plain or slather some BBQ sauce on them when they are done.
- 1 slab Baby Back Ribs (about 2½ pounds)
- 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
- 1 tablespoon Coarse Kosher Salt
- 1 tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- ¾ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¾ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Dry Mustard
- ¼ teaspoon Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Cumin
- ¼ teaspoon Paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Red Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400.
- In a small bowl mix together, salt,sugar,chili powder,garlic powder,onion powder,pepper, cumin,paprika,red pepper and dry mustard together; set aside.
- Place a large sheet aluminum foil(large enough that you can loosely wrap around the entire slab) on a large rimmed baking sheet.
- Rub both sides of slab of ribs with oil.
- Sprinkle both sides liberally with seasoning mixture.
- Make a foil packet around ribs, sealing it up tightly.
- Place ribs in oven and reduce oven temperature to 275.
- Bake for 3½- 4 hours.
- Remove ribs and place oven on high broil.
- Carefully remove ribs from foil packet and place back on baking sheet.
- Broil ribs on middle rack of oven for 5-10 minutes until the meat and fat around the edges become crispy.
- Eat as is or slather with your favorite BBQ sauce.