Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oven Baked Ribs

My first choice to cook ribs would be in a smoker, but really how often do we have the time to stand over a smoker for hours?
The next best thing... oven roasted ribs. These are so delicious and so easy to make, and yes they will turn out so moist and tender that they will fall off the bone!
I make these with my homemade BBQ sauce but if I'm short on time I will use my favorite store bought sauce, nothing wrong with that!

BBQ sauce~


2 T of vegetable oil
6 cloves of garlic crushed
1/2 of a small white onion grated
2 T of tomato paste
1 T of chili powder
1 T paprika
1 t crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups of water
2 cups of ketchup
1/2 c of firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 T of soy sauce
1 T of worcestershire sauce
1 T of kosher salt
1 t of freshly ground pepper
1 T of stone ground mustard


Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, grated onion, tomato paste, chili powder, paprika and red pepper flakes, then stir and cook until the paste is a dark red. Add the water, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, worcestershire, salt, pepper and mustard. Cook over med low, or at gentle simmer for about 30 minutes



1 3-4 lb slab of pork spare ribs (or whatever type of ribs you prefer)
1 T of kosher salt
1 T of fresh ground pepper
1 T of garlic powder
1 T of paprika
1 T of chili powder
2 cups of apple juice or you can use veg or beef broth or water, whatever you have on hand (this is just to keep the meat moist)


Preheat oven to 325•
Grease a roasting dish with a rack inserted with non stick spray. In a small bowl mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and chili powder to make a dry rub, set aside.
Remove the membrane from underneath the ribs, then cut the rack in half and place in your roasting dish.  Coat both sides of the ribs with the dry rub, then add your liquid to the bottom.  Place in the oven to cook for 2 hrs.  Remove from the oven and baste both sides of the ribs with your bbq sauce then place back in the oven. Baste the ribs with bbq sauce another 4 or 5 times over the next hour and a half
*total cooking time should be about 3.5 hrs*
Remove the ribs from the oven and let sit for 20 minutes before slicing

1 3-4 lb rack of ribs should feed about 4 adults with a side dish

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