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Oven Baked Ribs

These Baby Back Ribs cooked in the oven taste as good if they were grilled! A great dry rub and barbecue sauce make this a favorite recipe all year long.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword oven baked ribs recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cooling Time before Cutting 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 3 Served 2-4 people (see Notes)
Calories 633kcal
Author Toni Dash



  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Lay ribs out on a foil lined sheet pan. Rub 3-4 tablespoons spice rub evenly over all sides of the ribs. Wrap securely in foil.
  • Roast for 2 hours.
  • Remove from the oven, open foil. Brush with the barbecue sauce.
  • Broil for 5 minutes or until BBQ sauce is thick and bubbly. Ribs should reach 145 degrees internal temperature minimum; 180-200 degrees preferred for tenderness.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly to handle. Cut ribs and serve.


How Many Ribs per Person?

With Baby Back Ribs the rule of thumb is 1 pound per person. This will vary depending on appetites. One 2 1/2 pound rack of ribs would feed between 2-4 people.
The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on oven cooking space.

How to Tell if Ribs are Done

  • Measure internal temperature of rib meat. It is 'done' at 145 degrees but the ideal temperature is between 180-200 for tenderness.
  • Insert a toothpick between the ribs. It should go in and out effortlessly when the ribs are done.
  • The meat will recede exposing the bones on the underside of the rib rack.


Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 4mg