This baby back ribs recipe is super easy to prepare at home in the oven. This rib recipe takes a little time, but slow cooking pork ribs is always a tasty idea. The oven does the real work and before you know it, you’ll be up to your elbows in moist, delicious baby back ribs.
what you need to make this Baby Back Ribs Recipe
3 lbs PORK LOIN RIBS
some BBQ SAUCE
2 tsp SALT
2 tsp PAPRIKA
2 tsp GARLIC POWDER
2 tsp CHILI POWDER
1 tsp BLACK PEPPER
½ tsp CAYENNE PEPPER
how to make this Baby Back Ribs Recipe
Take your ribs out of the fridge and let them sit for about 15 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the ribs sit, make your rub.
Baby back ribs benefit from a generous rub. Use the ingredients I have listed above–or make your own with your favorite seasonings. I used to put brown sugar in my rub, but I don’t anymore. I find that the BBQ sauce makes the ribs more than sweet enough for my taste, but use a little brown sugar in your rub if you like.
Before applying the rub, remove the filmy skin from the bone side of the rack. Using a knife, cut the thin membrane away from the bone at the narrow end of the rack. Lift the silvery skin away from the bone and pull it off in a long strip. This step only takes a moment and it will help your ribs to reach their maximum flavor potential!
Now generously apply the rub to the entire surface of the rack –top, bottom and sides.
Wrap the ribs tightly in aluminum foil and place bone side up on a baking pan.
Slide the ribs into the oven at 250 degrees and let them cook for 2½ hours.
After 2½ hours, remove the ribs from the oven.
Raise oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Carefully remove the foil from the ribs and drain the liquid from the pan.
Place the ribs on a baking rack, meat side down.
Generously apply BBQ sauce to the bone side and along the edges of the rack. You can use a spoon, or if you’re feeling fancy, a silicone basting brush like this one can come in handy.
Turn the rack over so that the bone side is down, and generously apply BBQ sauce to the meat side, and edges.
Return the ribs to the oven (now heated to 350 degrees F). Let cook for 15 minutes.
Remove ribs from the oven and apply more BBQ sauce to the meat side and edges (no need to apply more to the bottom bone side). Return to the oven for a final time and allow to cook another 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, remove from the oven, slice, and serve with your favorite sides –for me that means white rice, white bread, and maybe a salad –plus extra BBQ sauce for the rice!
This recipe is for 3 lbs. of pork loin ribs–adjust the cooking time a little more or less depending on how much ribs you’re cooking. For 2lbs of ribs, I usually cut the cooking time to 2 hours at 250 degrees F, plus another 30 minutes at 350 degrees as I apply the BBQ sauce.
You’re going to love this ribs recipe, so definitely give it a try!
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