I usually smoke my ribs, but once in awhile I choose to make them in the oven. If I am going to be busy in the kitchen and don’t want the hassle of running out to the smoker or if I want fall off the bone juicy ribs ready precisely when I want them, then I cook in the oven. There are only two ingredients for this recipe, a pork rib rub, and the ribs. Of the three ways to cook ribs, the oven baked gives you the most tender and juicy, which means you can rely less on sauce to finish the ribs.
- 2 lbs. of Pork Ribs
- Pork Rib Rub – see recipe
- Thaw meat out the day before cooking.
- Pat meat dry with a paper towel. If the rack is longer than 16″, but in half.
- Marinate the Ribs
- Rub the pork rub into both sides of the meat. Be generous.
- Wrap ribs in plastic and set on a tray in your refrigerator over night.
- Note: you can proceed to baking without the overnight.
- Preheat oven to 300 F.
- Wrap each piece of pork in foil and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 2 hours.
- Remove from oven and raise temperature to 400 F.
- Brush the top of the ribs with a sauce. You can make your own, but regular BBQ sauce is fine.
- Bake with top open for ~20 mins. Baste again with sauce after 10 mins.
- Remove from oven and let rest 10 mins.
- Remove from foil and cut into individual servings.