Oven-Baked Ribs Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Just because grilling season is over, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have ribs! These oven-baked BBQ pork ribs are so tender and delicious, you’ll make them all year, even when the grill isn’t covered in snow!


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  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 23lb. racks of baby back ribs or St. Louis Style spare ribs, membrane removed
  • About 9 ounces bottled BBQ sauce. (Look for a sweet one that has the word honey or brown sugar in the name. Here is my favorite classic recipe, and my smoky and spicy recipe, if you want homemade.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar (if using), salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes (if using), and black pepper.
  3. Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs. See video link in article above.
  4. Sprinkle ribs on all sides with the seasoning mixture.
  5. Put ribs on a large rimmed baking sheet, meatiest side up, in a single layer. 
  6. Bake for 2 hours.
  7. Let ribs rest for 15 minutes. Cut into individual ribs, or cut such that 2-3 ribs are together.
  8. Brush lightly on all sides with sauce.
  9. Preheat broiler. Set grate so the meat will be about 6 inches from the heat source.
  10. Broil ribs until just starting to char, 2-5 minutes. Flip ribs and broil other side until similarly darkened in spots.

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