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.