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Oven baked barbecue pork ribs on a baking sheet

Baked Barbecue Pork Ribs

These tender, juicy and flavorful baby back ribs are cooked low and slow then broiled to perfection.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs approximately 3 pounds
  • cup prepared barbecue sauce or homemade


  • Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, brown sugar and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl.  Set aside.
  • Remove the membrane from the back side of the ribs - Insert a butter knife under the membrane at one end of the ribs and lift.  Using a paper towel, grip the membrane and gently pull to completely remove.
  • Rub the spice mixture as evenly as possible over the ribs.
  • Place ribs on prepared baking sheet (meat side up).  Cover and seal with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 3 hours, or until tender.
  • Remove ribs from oven and carefully remove aluminum foil.  Drain and discard any juices.  Brush ribs on both sides evenly with barbecue sauce.
  • Turn oven broiler on high and place under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes, until sauce starts to bubble and caramelize (watching carefully so that ribs do not burn).


  • According to the USDA, pork back ribs should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F with a 3 minute rest time.