Delicious Oven-Baked Ribs

You’re craving ribs, but don’t have access to a grill. Heartbreaking, we know, but that’s where these BBQ oven-baked ribs come in. Now, you can make tender, fall-of-the-bone ribs in the comfort of your own kitchen, no matter the time of year or your living situation. Sweet, salty AND savory, these ribs are perfect to serve up for any game day celebration or weeknight dinner. Tip: The last thing you’ll want to do is run out before everyone gets their fair share, so make sure you have at least 4-5 ribs per adult, which is about 2-3 servings per rack.


Delicious Oven-Baked Ribs



  • 2 lb. baby back ribs
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne


  • 1 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika


Preheat oven to 300° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. If your ribs have a thin membrane over the bones on the backside, remove by carefully sliding a knife under membrane and then peel it away.

In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, pepper, paprika, mustard powder, and cayenne. Rub mixture all over ribs and place on prepared baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake until very tender, 2 hours.

Meanwhile make barbecue sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all sauce ingredients together. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1 hour.

Turn oven to broil. Remove foil from ribs and brush both sides with barbecue sauce. Broil until sauce just starts to caramelize, 2 to 4 minutes.



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