Sunday, February 27, 2011

Best Baked BBQ Ribs

This is a very simple way to prepare fall off the bone baby back ribs. These delicious ribs are prepared almost "hands-off".  They are just as good - if not better - than any ribs I've bought out.

Prep Time:  about 30 minutes
Total Time:  about 7 hours
Servings:  6 to 9  


3 racks of pork "baby back" ribs - about 2 pounds each

Dry Rub:

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup salt
1/8 cup brown sugar - dried
4 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder

BBQ Sauce:

5 parts "K.C. Masterpiece" BBQ sauce, 1 part Honey


  • Remove ribs from packaging, clean and pat dry.  Be sure that the membrane on the inner (stomach) side is removed and that all excess fat has been trimmed.
  • Mix all dry rub ingredients together.  Leftover rub can be stored in a moisture proof container for future use.
  • Sprinkle ribs about an hour before cooking with the rub and allow meat to come to room temperature.  Do not over season.  The spices should become a nice red liquid coating after sitting.

A good overall dusting of the spices is all that you need.

  • Wrap the ribs in foil and cook at 200 degrees for 6 hours.  After the first 4 hours, remove the aluminum foil and cook uncovered for the last 2 hours.  

  • Remove the ribs from the oven and turn up the heat to Broil.  
  • Generously sauce all sides of the ribs.
  • Place sauced ribs back in the oven, meat side down. 
  • When sauce begins to bubble, flip the ribs and broil just until sauce bubbles again.  
  • Remove from oven and serve.

Recipe Links:

Here is the original post for the Best Ribs In The Universe.


  1. WOW that look s delish! You can steal my recipes any time :o) I write a clean eating blog though so you might have to dirty them up a bit - unless of course you don't mind all natural ingredients!

    Thanks! - Andrea

  2. Love ribs so much! And I really get annoyed when I get ribs that are not fall-off-the-bone tender. Every place claims they are but 1 in 10 truly are. This sounds delicious. My father used to cook ribs but it's time I learned. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Andrea,
    Great blog.
    Looks like I need to "clean up my act!"
    Here's an idea for "Meatless Mondays":
    These are by far the best veggie burgers I have ever had and may very well be a great menu item for your repertoire.

  4. Mama,
    If you have more than one sheet of ribs in the oven, it is a good idea to rotate them when removing the foil so that all sets will cook evenly.
    As you can imagine, any seasoning and or sauce combination will work. The trick is in the long baking time at low temperature.
    Let us know how your ribs turn out!

  5. wow! These ribs look delicious...could you send me a few?

  6. I just might have to make next week. Thanks for sharing the tips!


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