Ribs in the oven are easy to come and make out perfectly tender every single time. These barbecue ribs have been dubbed the “best ribs ever” by my friends and family every time I make them.
I start by cooking seasoned baby back ribs in the oven at a low temperature and then flash grill them with either salt & pepper or my fave quick barbecue sauce below. We serve these with corn on the cob and of course Classic Crock and Coleslaw Pot Baked Beans! Once you try this method, it’ll become your go-to!
Perfectly tender finger-lickin’ ribs are actually pretty easy to make! No matter the weather, because no barbecue is actually required, you can whip up a batch of these delicious barbecue ribs! This recipe has been perfected over the years from my Mom (who is literally the best cook on the entire planet! ).
I cook these oven ribs often because they are definitely a family favorite! We make them two ways, I love mine all sticky with barbecue sauce… and my husband likes his with salt and pepper! You can do both ways at the same time!
Before grilling, we always cook our ribs slowly to make them tender… often people BOIL their ribs. Boiling ribs will make all their succulent flavor seep out into the water making them flavorless! Try this method below and you will NEVER go back to boiled ribs again!
How to Cook Ribs in the OvenBaby Back (or Pork Back Ribs) are the best choice, they cook to tender perfection. Although the cost is slightly more, this is one place I feel is worth it. In this recipe, the ribs are roasted low and slow to get the most melt in your mouth tender meat. Before cooking
- Peel the thin silvery skin off the back. (They often have small bone shards).
- Add your rib rub and massage into the meat.
- Place meat down and cover with onion and garlic.
- Seal and bake at a low temperature until tender.
- Grill or broil to finish. If they are not tender, they need MORE time,
After roasting. After a couple of hours, I pull a little piece off to test. Add another 20-30 minutes if it’s not melt in your mouth tender. If they are ready ahead of time, you can turn the oven off and let them sit for up to 1 hour if you don’t open the oven.
How Long to Cook Ribs in the OvenMy preferred method is a low temperature for a longer period of time. I most often cook baby back ribs in the oven at 275°F for about 2-2.5 hours.
If you’re looking to cook ribs quickly, Instant Pot Ribs are a great option. They come out tender and delicious and cook in about 25 minutes!