This fall off the bone oven baked ribs recipe is one of my favorite ways to serve up a great cut of pork ribs. The combination of a lovely homemade dry rub seasoning and your favorite barbecue sauce make this an easy but flavorful choice. The meat falls off the bones, and the flavors are rich and smoky with a hint of spice.
You might also want to try my crispy baked chicken wings recipe for another oven barbecue option everyone enjoys.
Ribs typically take hours on a smoker to result in this fall off the bone tenderness. For years, I have tried to make ribs that would give the flavor I love but still offer convenience. I finally discovered that if I cook them slowly on a low heat in my oven, I can get the same tenderness I love from traditional smoked ribs.
If you want to try these on a regular grill at a future date, you should check out these fun DIY barbecue grill ideas!
Are Pork Ribs Better Than Beef Ribs?
This really is a choice left up to the individual. My preference is pork ribs due to how affordable they are, and the good marbling that offers tons of extra flavor. That said, many people prefer not to eat pork products. If this is the case, you can definitely try this with beef ribs instead.
Beef versus pork will give you slightly different flavor profiles, but they are both totally satisfying options. Try both to see which one you prefer!
Can I Use a Store-Bought Dry Rub?
Of course, you can! Store-bought dry rub bbq seasonings are often delicious. If you have one you already know you prefer, then feel free to pick it up and use it for this recipe.
I love my personal recipe below, but of course, you might prefer another option you’ve already tried. As with any seasoning blend, adjust to your personal taste preferences for the best results.
What Do I Serve with BBQ Ribs?
Alongside these ribs, you need stellar side dishes. Some of my favorites are classics like potato salad and pasta salad, but you also need some variety sometimes. A loaded cauliflower bake is a favorite healthier substitute for potatoes. Another choice is this bacon-wrapped Brussel sprouts recipe.
Ingredients for Oven-Baked Ribs
- Pork Ribs
Ingredients for dry rub seasoning:
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper
- Chili powder
- Olive oil
For ribs glaze:
- BBQ sauce
- Olive oil
- Worcestershire sauce
- Chili flakes
- Soy sauce
How to make Oven-Baked Ribs
Begin by preheating your oven, and gathering all ingredients for both your dry seasoning and your glaze. You will also want to cover your baking pan with aluminum foil at this time.
You will prepare the ribs by removing the membrane and then placing them on the baking sheet you have ready.
Mix your dry rub seasoning in a small bowl, and then combine with some olive oil to rub over both sides of the ribs.
You will cover the ribs with aluminum foil and bake as directed
Remove from oven when ready, and cover with the barbecue glaze you prepared while the ribs are cooking before adding to broil for a few extra minutes to add a crisp and heat the barbecue sauce through.
- 2 pounds Pork Ribs
FOR DRY SEASONING
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin
FOR BBQ GLAZE
- 1 ½ cup BBQ sauce
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- Gather your ingredients together to measure and ready for making your bbq ribs;
- Begin with preheating your oven to 180C/350F and line your baking sheet with aluminum foil;
- Using a small knife, you will remove the membrane off the back of the ribs;
- Place your ribs on a lined baking sheet;
- In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients listed for the spice blend. Combine these with olive oil and spread over all sides of the ribs;
- Cover the ribs with aluminum foil and bake for 2 hours;
- Shortly before the 2-hour timer is up, mix together the ingredients for the bbq glaze;
- Remove ribs from the oven and brush the glaze over all sides of the ribs before placing back into the oven, uncovered, for another 10 minutes on broil.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1143 Total Fat: 85g Saturated Fat: 23g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 43g Cholesterol: 238mg Sodium: 3106mg Carbohydrates: 47g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 36g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 50g