Everybody loves ribs. But not everybody has a state of the art outdoor kitchen BBQ like this:
Though, we really wish we had one. I mean, look at that. So beautiful. Anyway…so we love BBQ Ribs, especially baby back ribs. And every time we looked for a recipe it required a BBQ or a grill and we can be lazy so we looked for oven recipes.
So we found this awesome recipe and used a recipe on the back of a jar of BBQ sauce we found.
We kid you not, these are super easy to make, and the meat is literally falls off the bone. Some may say, these aren’t the prettiest ribs, but who cares if they taste great? And who needs some fancy shmancy BBQ when you have an oven at your finger tips.
Easy BBQ Ribs
What You Need
- Baking Dish
- Aluminum Foil
- 16 oz good quality BBQ sauce
- 10 oz liquid (orange juice, Dr. Pepper)
- Juice of one lemon or lime
- 1/4 cup of dry rub season
- 5lbs baby ribs
The first thing you want to do, is try and remove the silver skin. If you can’t remove it, don’t fear, your ribs will still be delicious. Cut the ribs into separate pieces. You can cook them whole, but we prefer them cut before they’re cooked.
Slice the lemon or lime and pour the juice all over the ribs. Liberally sprinkle the ribs with the dry rub until they are covered. Massage the ribs so the dry rub really gets in there.
Pace the ribs meat side up to get the rub EVERYWHERE.
Preheat the oven to 250°. While the oven is heating mix your liquid and the BBQ sauce in a small bowl.
Today, we used Pineapple juice. Sweet and acidic to help tenderize.
Place the ribs in a baking dish and pour the sauce over the ribs. Make sure the ribs are meat side down and cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
Put the ribs in the over for 2.5 to 3 hours. After the initial cook time is done, you have three options, you can finish them off on a grill or continue cooking for 20 to 30 minutes in the oven at 350°. Or you can turn the broiler to high and cook under there for about 5 minutes. Basting and watching them carefully, you don’t want them to durn. And remember if finishing off in the oven, remember to drain the liquid and place the ribs meat side up!
Sorry, for the blurry photos here. We got so excited by the ribs, that we couldn’t contain ourselves.
If you’re not using the ribs right away, after you season them put them in a vacuum sealed bag and really let the flavors soak in.