Oven Baked Ribs

Oven Baked Ribs

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.

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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.

Oven Baked Ribs
Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 2
How to cook ribs in the oven
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. 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.
  3. Place a large sheet aluminum foil(large enough that you can loosely wrap around the entire slab) on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Rub both sides of slab of ribs with oil.
  5. Sprinkle both sides liberally with seasoning mixture.
  6. Make a foil packet around ribs, sealing it up tightly.
  7. Place ribs in oven and reduce oven temperature to 275.
  8. Bake for 3½- 4 hours.
  9. Remove ribs and place oven on high broil.
  10. Carefully remove ribs from foil packet and place back on baking sheet.
  11. Broil ribs on middle rack of oven for 5-10 minutes until the meat and fat around the edges become crispy.
  12. Eat as is or slather with your favorite BBQ sauce.


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    I’ve never made ribs in the oven, but love this idea for ribs all year long!!


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