Ribs in the Oven with Barbecue Sauce

These ribs in the oven are an ultimate treat which you can enjoy all year round. If you feel like eating ribs and you have an oven you most certainly can. You do not always need to cook ribs on the grill.

These particular ribs in the oven are cooked very slowly and are slathered in homemade barbecue sauce. The final result is a finger-licking-good rib that is loves by everyone.

I used baby back ribs for these oven baked ribs. Baby back ribs cook faster than spare ribs or beef ribs as they tend to be more tender so they do not need to be in the oven as long. However, feel free to increase the baking time if you would like.

Here is what you need to do for these scrumptious, out of this world, delish oven baked ribs:

Serves six to eight
2 racks baby back ribs
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
BBQ sauce

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Prep you ribs by removing the fascia. Mix all of the dry ingredients and rub the ribs well. Allow thr ribs to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Place the ribs on a roasting pan and cover them with foil. Bake them for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Remove the pan from the oven and brush the ribs with a thin layer of bbq sauce. Cover the pan with foil again and bake for another 30 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the oven and turn your oven to broil.

Generously brush the ribs with bbq sauce. Broil until the sauce is caramelized, watching the ribs very closely and rotating the pan. Serve with extra bbq sauce and lots of napkins! Enjoy!

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  • WONDERFUL! This is perfect for people to enjoy cooking without breaking the bank. I have found this so encouraging and helpful in the kitchen. The instructions are clear (enjoy the videos) and the ingredients are simple. I have bookmarked this website as favorite. Thank you for the pleasant cooking experience. It’s helped the Taco Bell & McDonalds generation to actually use the kitchen! Would love to see even more. 🙂 Thank you!

  • Thank YOU RC! I really appreciate the comment and am very happy my site is of value to you! I hope you have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • I just brought all of my ingredients for my ribs and preped my ribs for tomorrow’s dinner. Yummy I can’t to see how this turns out.

  • Thank youu!! I coocked the best baby back ribs i’ve tasted in my life! thumbs up, great video.

  • Yay! Thanks Rogelio! I am happy these worked out for you! Have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • Hi Jess!
    Yes, you can use pork spare ribs for this. As they are tougher, I would increase the time by a good 45 minutes to an hour. Thank you very much for coming by! I appreciate it!
    Mary Ann

  • Hello,

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. quick question though. I see your video is for two racks, but If I wanted to just cook one rack, would the process be as simple as cutting the cooking time by half?


  • Hi James!
    Cut all the ingredients in half for the rub and sauce. However, the cooking time should be pretty much the same. Thank you very much for coming by! Good luck with these!
    Mary Ann

  • I love your recipes. I’ve tried your bbq chicken and right now I am baking the ribs. Keep the recipes coming!

  • I love these ribs! Thank You for making this video. I followed it to a T and the ribs were fantastic!!! I was wondering if I were to make 4 racks of ribs at the same time, How much longer would I have to leave them in the oven?

  • Hi Brad!
    I am so happy these worked for you! So happy! OK, as long as you have enough room between your roasting pans – i.e. one on the top rack and one on the bottom – your times should be the same. I would rotate the pans midway the cooking process but that is it. If you want to play it sake, you can go ahead and add another 30 minutes to these. It will just make them more tender. Thank you so much! Have a great Holiday Season!
    Mary Ann

  • Perfect recipe. thank you very much.
    I made one with BBQ and one with out and everyone loved both. =)

  • As my husband & I have had no success at making baby back ribs , we have tried them every way possible …lol. They only way we can get decent ribs is to go to the local BBQ place. But I prefer to cook at home. I can cook pretty well too , but this rib thing is driving me nuts! I am now cooking ribs right now with this easy to follow video. I am not giving up on this either, soooo I will let you know how these babies turn out. They smell wonderful so keep your fingers crossed! Talk to you soon! : )

  • Yayyyyyyy!! I did it ! My baby back ribs turned out wonderful with your recipe! And they were pretty as a picture in a restaurant menu! As you see I said “were”. Lol….they have already been devoured by my hubby & me. I am so thrilled and can’t wait to try more recipes of yours. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

  • Hi Mary Ann!

    Thank you for this recipe! Very clear-and will help turn my boyfriend into my husband 🙂 Enjoy the holiday. Blessings!

  • Hi Ashley!
    Sorry for the delay! I am so happy this works in such a wonderful way! Very cool! Thank you for trying these out and letting me know how they came out. Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

  • Hi Donna!
    I am sorry for the delay! I am so happy these worked for you. I personally love these ribs. Thank you for giving them a try and letting me know. Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

  • hi mary ann. I would like to try this recipe of yours its looks very delicious, just want to ask honestly my hubby bought me an oven and then the problem is about the temperature is dont know if it is farenheit or celcius because nothing indicated with the knob and those number indicated are till 250, and then max is next so meaning that is maximum right, so how can i cook if you said preheat the oven for 350 then if my oven nothing indicted to ..:-( actually this is my first time to cook with the oven and no idea what is preheat though hope u can help me and i like to watch all ur recipe and to try it so soon, thanks chef

  • Hi Amy!
    Thank you for your message! Your oven is definitely in Celsius degrees. 250 degrees C will be equal to about 480 degrees F. For these ribs you will have to heat your oven to 170 to 180 degrees. That will work beautifully! Good luck with these! Have a great 2013. Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • Gracias Mary Ann, salieron deliciosas! Gran dato el frotar previamente las costillas con la mezcla de ingredientes secos, el sabor penetra en toda la carne.

  • Querida Haydee!
    BRAVO! Me encanta saber que esto salio delicioso. Gracias por avisarme. Te mando un abrazo desde Vanuatu! Que estes muy bien!
    Mary Ann

  • Made these a couple of times now – always great – for years just did ribs on the barbeque, not anymore. Thank you.

  • First time ever have I made baby back ribs. Watched your video and gave them a try tonight. They we’re SOOOOO delicious! So simple and easy to make! Will definitely do them again! So glad I discovered your website! Thank you for a great meal!!!

  • Hi Jeanne!
    Thank you so much for giving these a try and letting me know. I am super happy this worked for you! I am also very happy you found me. Have a great rest of the week!
    Mary Ann

  • I know this is old.. But I made these tonight and they were the bomb…. DELICIOUS… FALL OFF THE BONE GOOD ….. Thanks again for sharing..

  • Hi Catherine!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that these came out perfect for you! I really appreciate it and am happy they did!
    Mary Ann

  • I made your ribs (Aug. 2018) and my daughter said they are the most delicious ribs she’s ever had and better than you could get at any restaurant. Yay! Thanks so much!

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