Oven Baked Pork Ribs

First season your ribs, you can use baby back, St. Louis or just back ribs. Baby back are the best cut, I used back ribs because they were on sale. Use what ever you have (4 lbs.+/ -).

Dry rub: Try to do this a day in advance or for at least 4 hours prior to cooking.

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cumin

Rub the ribs and wrap them in foil (tightly using 2 pieces), then place in the fridge to marinate. Make sure you remove the thin membrane on the bone side (critical).

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Heat oven to 300 degrees and pull ribs from the fridge for about 30 minutes. Bake for about 2 hours until you can feel the bones sticking out about 1/4 inch.

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Then cut them into individual ribs, place on baking tray and brush on some BBQ sauce. I use store bought sauce for this and like Sweet Baby Rays or Cattleman’s Gold (used both). Turn the oven broiler on and cook for about 4 minutes.

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For easy clean up bake it on parchment paper. If you like more sauce flip the ribs and add more, broil again for a few minutes. Serve with your favorite sides.

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