Oven-baked ribs with BBQ sauce are a mouthwatering delight that can be enjoyed any time of the year, regardless of weather conditions. This cooking method allows the meat to become tender, juicy, and infused with flavorful BBQ sauce. In this article, I will guide you through a delicious and straightforward recipe for oven-baked ribs with BBQ sauce that will have your taste buds singing with delight.

1. Oven-Baked Ribs With BBQ Sauce Recipe


  • 2 racks of pork baby back ribs (about 2.5 to 3 pounds each)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce


Preparing the Ribs

Preheat your oven to 275°F (135°C).

Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs by sliding a butter knife under the membrane and lifting it away.

Pat the ribs dry with paper towels.

Creating the Dry Rub

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix the spices together until well combined.

Applying the Dry Rub

Sprinkle the dry rub mixture evenly over both sides of the ribs, pressing it into the meat to adhere. Then place the seasoned ribs on a baking sheet, bone-side down

Baking the Ribs

Cover the baking sheet tightly with aluminum foil, sealing all edges.
Place the ribs in the preheated oven and bake for 2.5 to 3 hours until the meat is tender and starts to pull away from the bones.

Adding the BBQ Sauce

Remove the ribs from the oven and carefully uncover them.

Brush a generous amount of BBQ sauce onto both sides of the ribs, ensuring they are fully coated.

Increase the oven temperature to 425°F (220°C).

Return the ribs to the oven, uncovered, and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes until the sauce becomes sticky and caramelized.

Resting and Serving

Remove the oven-baked ribs from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes. Then cut the racks into individual ribs or serve them whole.

Serve the tender and flavorful oven-baked ribs with extra BBQ sauce on the side, if desired.

Oven-baked ribs slathered in tangy BBQ sauce are a delectable treat that can be easily prepared at home. By following our detailed recipe and step-by-step instructions, you’ll achieve tender and flavorful ribs with a mouthwatering caramelized glaze.

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