You don't need a backyard barbecue pit to make fall-off-the-bone tender BBQ pork ribs. We'll show you how to bake baby back ribs in the oven with our melt-in-your-mouth homemade dry rub and easy bbq sauce recipe.
Massage our 5-ingredient brown sugar rib rub recipe (say that three times fast) into the meat for luscious flavor -- you probably have all of the spices in your cupboard already. And you can use this smoky dry rub for pork ribs of all kinds: baby back ribs, country-style ribs, spare ribs, rib tips.
No grill??? No worries! These Oven Baked Barbecue Pork Ribs are about as good as they come; tender, juicy meat slow cooked in the oven and then broiled to perfection.
How To Cook Ribs in the Oven
How To Make Great Ribs in the Oven | Rib meat is fairly tough, and it needs a long time to break down and become tender. The oven is actually an ideal environment for this kind of slow and steady cooking. Lifting the ribs above the baking sheet on a rack also lets the heat circulate on all sides. After a few hours, the meat is nearly falling off the bone and you'll be licking your fingers in no time.