Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Friday, April 11, 2014

Enjoy flavorful and tender baby back ribs even if you don't have the outdoor space for a barbecue grill!
With these easy-to-make tender baby back ribs, you can have barbecue ribs any time! | Anyonita Nibbles
Yield 2 racks of ribs

Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs Recipe 

These baby back ribs are coated with an easy four-ingredient dry rub and slow cooked and basted with barbecue sauce before serving. Growing up in the south in America, I had my fair share of ribs. In the south, we do ribs. Barbecue isn't just a thing you have when the weather's sunny and the days are long. Barbecue is its own food group down south, with entire towns centering their whole identity around it. Living in a country that doesn't share this culture and that has generally fewer days where a barbecue is even possible because of the buckets of rain and bitter cold, means that I miss the smell of smoke wafting in the air!
Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs | Anyonita Nibbles

When I'm craving a taste for home-cooked barbecue ribs, I generally turn to my oven for assistance. as I mentioned, ManRainchester gives very few prime barbecue days a year and if you have pre-arranged plans, you could  miss the opportunity altogether!

Barbecue Baby Back Ribs | Anyonita Nibbles

Oven baked ribs tend to get scoffed at in the south. I understand why: unless you use liquid smoke, (which I don't) you just won't get that authentic fire-licked taste that you do from the barbecue grill. But is that the best thing about barbecued meat?

Perfect fingerfood for summertime | Anyonita Nibbles

For me, it isn't. The best thing about it is how the meat breaks down after being held close to the flame. It's how the edges char and crisp up and the meat retains its moisture and succulence. I'm not promising that these oven baby back ribs taste just like they would if they were cooked on the grill, because they don't. But they are just as good. They're tender and they're moist and they are a fair alternative when poor weather rains on your parade.


For the baby back ribs
2 racks baby back ribs
2 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp garlic powder/granules
3 tbsp brown sugar
barbecue sauce

Oven baked baby back ribs | Anyonita Nibbles


Saucy Oven Baby Back Ribs Recipe
  1. Preheat your oven to 150C/300F.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  3. Rub the spice mix into the ribs so that the ribs are well coated.
  4. Place the ribs on a baking try with the meatiest side facing down. Cover the tray with foil.
  5. Bake 1 1/2 hours. Turn the oven off and put the grill/broiler on instead.
  6. Brush both sides of the ribs with barbecue sauce and place under the broiler for 5 minutes each side until the sauce is bubbly.
Gotta have barbecue? Try:

Melt in Your Mouth BBQ Ribs in the Slow Cooker | Anyonita Nibbles

Stovetop Barbecue Pork with Jack Daniel's Glaze | Anyonita Nibbles

Remember that Chili's commercial Backstreet Boys did about baby back ribs?
Baby Back Ribs and Barbecue Sauce | Anyonita Nibbles


  1. OH man these look incredible!! I can cook decent ribs to save my life, so Im going to have to pin this to try and make!

  2. Hmm.. My husband would love these x

  3. WOW! I can't believe those are from the oven? So tender and juicy looking! This recipe needs to be tried, thanks so much for a tasty option. My son LOVES ribs and I hardly ever make them myself.

  4. Those look pretty amazing! We've got a smoker so I'm looking forward to smoked ribs this summer...I'll have to get my husband to actually write down his recipe! In the meantime, I think I will try these!

  5. G'day! Oh my goodness Anyonita! You are killing me with your photos (in a good way!) YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. My husband is the rib maker in this house. He's always looking for a new recipe to try. This one looks amazing -- such great pictures! I can't wait to show him this one.

  7. Oh yum! I love ribs and these look delicious! x

  8. Heaven, that's' what these look like! :) I've pinned it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  9. Okay. These have been on my mind since seeing them on G+.......and I've been singing the song since, too. While I'm doing the dishes....while walking the dog......while pushing the cart down the aisle at the store. I am between grills at the moment, I'll have to try this method. Pinned :)


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