These are the best ribs! Baking low and slow is our secret to fall off the bone oven-baked ribs. Some people think that ribs should be left to the “pit masters” — it’s just not true. Baking ribs in the oven is seriously easy. All you need is time — 95% of the recipe time is sitting back and relaxing while the ribs bake. Let’s do this! Jump to the Oven-Baked Ribs Recipe
The best, most fool-proof way to make sure that your ribs are fall off the bone tender is to bake them, covered, at a low temperature in your oven. We bake our ribs in a 275° F oven for two to three hours. It is this simple method that guarantees tender ribs!
We learned how to make oven-baked ribs from Steamy Kitchen and have never looked back! So we suggest you prep the ribs, pick out a favorite movie, open a beer, and relax until done.
These baked ribs are so easy — all you need is time. We bake the ribs before adding any sauce, and then when baked, we brush on our favorite barbecue sauce. You can use the barbecue sauce suggested in the recipe below (it’s so simple to make) or use your favorite homemade or store-bought sauce.
2 to 2 1/2 pounds pork chops
Salt and black pepper
Sweet and spicy barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup ketchup, try our homemade ketchup recipe
1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (Sriracha suggestion)
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Salt and ground pepper, to taste
-Heat the oven to 275° Fahrenheit (135°C).
-If the ribs still have the thin membrane covering the back of the bracket, remove it. See how in the notes section below.
-Season both sides of the ribs with a generous amount of salt and pepper. If using a spice mixture, add the ribs with. Place the ribs on the meat side in a large roasting pan or flanged baking sheet. (Ribs may need to be cut in half to fit in the pan).
-Cover the pan or baking sheet tightly with aluminum foil, then cook until the meat falls easily from the bones, 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours. We like to check the ribs after 2 hours to see how they progress. The ribs are made when the meat is cooked through and tender.
-Prepare barbecue sauce:
-While the ribs are cooking, cook the barbecue sauce. Heat olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat.
-Adding onions and cook until soft & translucent, 5 to 8 mn. Add the cumin and cook for 30 seconds.
-Add the ketchup, hot chili sauce, brown sugar and cider vinegar.
-Mix well, season with salt and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside for the ribs to be cooked.
-Finally, remove ribs from oven, discard foil and generously brush both sides