These tender, juicy and flavorful Baked Barbecue Pork Ribs are cooked low and slow then broiled to perfection.
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It’s so much easier than you think to make the most succulent, melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs! This method takes some time but it’s totally worth it.
How to Make Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs
You’ll start by removing the membrane from the back side of the ribs. Then you’ll season the ribs with a simple dry rub by massaging it on both sides of the ribs as evenly as possible. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil (meat side up), then cover with foil (be sure to seal tightly so that no steam escapes).
Bake until tender, remove foil and brush with your favorite barbecue sauce. You’ll finish them off under the broiler until the sauce is caramelized and bubbly.
How Long to Cook Ribs at 250 Degrees
I bake my ribs at 250 degrees F an hour per pound. This recipe calls for a 3-pound rack of ribs baked for 3 hours (then broiled). I prefer my ribs not literally “falling off the bone”, as I like the meat to be very tender but still attached to the bone. If you prefer your ribs “falling off the bone”, I would suggest baking an additional 10-15 minutes.
Suggested Side Dishes
If you’re in a hurry, try my Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs that are prepared in a fraction of the time without sacrificing flavor. Enjoy!
Originally published January 26, 2012. Updated with new photographs, revised recipe and republished on September 10, 2019.Print