Perfect oven-baked ribs
Recipe type: Entree
Total time: 
Serves: 6
Perfect, tender ribs every time with this oven-baked method that finishes with a high heat broil to caramelize the sauce and seal in the moisture!
  • Approx 4 lbs pork back ribs, membrane removed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp paprika (or smoked paprika!)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic seasoning
  • ½ tsp chili flakes/cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1½ cups of your favourite barbecue sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with two layers of foil, shiny side out.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together salt and pepper, brown sugar, paprika, garlic and chili flakes. Lay ribs on prepared baking sheet meaty side up and rub half the sugar and spice mixture all over them with your hands or the back of a spoon. Flip the ribs over and repeat with remaining spice mixture. Cover ribs with another double layer of foil, shiny side out again. Pinch and seal the edges of the foil to completely enclose the ribs.
  3. Bake for 2.5 hours (up to 3 hours for very thick ribs). Remove from oven and carefully pull off top layers of foil (watch out for the steam, it'll be very hot.)
  4. Turn oven to Broil on HIGH. (This last step can also be done on the barbecue if you prefer.)
  5. Cut ribs into portion sizes of 3-4 ribs each. Brush ¾ cup of barbecue sauce all over the backs of the ribs, and broil for 2 minutes. Use tongs, flip the ribs meaty side up and brush on the remaining barbecue sauce. Broil another 2 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and caramelized. Enjoy!
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