These BBQ Ribs in the oven recipe will give you succulent, juicy ribs that fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. It's seasoned with the tastiest homemade sauce for flavorful, tender, and downright delicious ribs!
BBQ ribs need no introduction - they're a universal favorite! Imagine biting into a piece of meat that's perfectly tender, bursting with flavor, and coated with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. That's exactly what you get with our BBQ ribs in the oven recipe!
The homemade sauce takes these fall off the bone ribs to the next level. It's made with simple ingredients but packs a whole lot of flavor. It is the perfect compliment to the savory ribs, and it is sure to leave your taste buds wanting more.
❤️ WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Easy to make: This BBQ ribs in oven recipe is straightforward and simple. You're only a few steps away from a delicious meal. Plus, it's as easy as baking and flipping, no grilling required.
Family-favorite: The succulent beef ribs, combined with a homemade BBQ sauce, make this recipe a hit with the whole family. The savory-sweet combination of ketchup, sugar, and spices in the sauce is sure to please both kids and adults.
Versatile: This recipe is versatile. You can easily adjust the rub or sauce ingredients according to your taste, or even add some heat with a dash of chili powder.
Delicious: The end result is nothing short of mouthwatering. The ribs are tender, juicy, and full of flavor thanks to the special rub and homemade BBQ sauce.
Making these BBQ ribs is incredibly simple, and requires only pantry staple ingredients.
More details about the ingredients and measurements are in the recipe card below!
Beef Ribs: These are the stars of the show! Opt for a rack with the membrane removed. You can keep the ribs whole if you wish, this will provide a hearty and satisfying bite.
Brown Sugar: This sweet component of the rub ingredients will help to create a deliciously caramelized exterior on your ribs.
Garlic Powder: This provides a warm, savory depth of flavor to the rub.
Italian Seasoning: This blend of herbs adds a wonderful complexity and earthiness to the rub.
Clove Powder: A pinch of this goes a long way in providing a warm, spicy, and slightly sweet flavor.
Ketchup: A key component of the BBQ sauce, ketchup provides a sweet and tangy flavor.
Olive Oil: Helps to emulsify the BBQ sauce and adds a subtle richness.
Paprika: Used in the BBQ sauce, it echoes the flavors in the rub and ties the dish together.
🔪 HOW TO MAKE
Start by preheating your oven to 350F/180C. Next, get your baking pan ready by lining it with aluminum foil.
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the rub. Mix them together until they are well blended. Now, take your ribs and rub this mixture all over them, making sure to cover both sides.
Place the prepared ribs on the baking pan, with the meat side facing downwards. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and let it bake for approximately two hours.
After two hours, remove the pan from the oven, flip the ribs, and let them bake for ten minutes.
Brush your ribs with the BBQ sauce (recipe provided below) and place them under the broiler for about five minutes. This will help to caramelize the BBQ sauce, adding a delicious layer of flavor to your ribs.
In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the BBQ sauce. Cook this mixture over medium heat until it begins to boil. Continue to cook for an additional five minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve the BBQ ribs in oven with your homemade BBQ sauce.
👩🏽🍳 PRO TIPS
Properly prepare your ribs: Make sure to remove the membrane from the ribs before applying the rub. This will allow the flavors to penetrate more deeply into the meat.
Mix your rub thoroughly: Make sure that all your rub ingredients are well combined. This will give your ribs a consistent flavor all over.
Don't rush the baking: Allow your ribs to bake for the full two hours before flipping them. This slow cooking process will make the meat tender and juicy.
Make your own BBQ sauce: Preparing your own BBQ sauce gives you control over the flavor and sweetness. Adjust the ingredients to your liking.
Don't skip the broiling step: Broiling your ribs for the final five minutes helps to caramelize the BBQ sauce and gives your ribs a beautiful, delicious finish.
Try Asian Flavors: For a change of pace, try adding some Asian flavors. Include a tablespoon of soy sauce and a teaspoon of ginger powder to the rub. This will give your BBQ ribs a delicious Asian twist.
Make it Smoky: If you love a smoky flavor, add a teaspoon of liquid smoke to your BBQ sauce. This will give your ribs that campfire taste, even if they're cooked in the oven.
Heat it Up: If you enjoy a bit of heat in your BBQ ribs, add a teaspoon of chili powder or cayenne pepper to the rub. This will give your ribs a nice kick, perfect for those who love spicy food.
🍽️ HOW TO SERVE
- Elevate your BBQ ribs experience by pairing it with a side of creamy coleslaw. The crunchiness of the coleslaw provides a delicious contrast to the tender ribs.
- For a hearty meal, serve your BBQ ribs with a side of mashed potatoes. The smooth and buttery texture of the potatoes compliments the bold flavors of the ribs.
- BBQ ribs in the oven also pair wonderfully with classic Southern cornbread. The sweetness of the cornbread enhances the savory flavors of the ribs, making for a satisfying meal.
- If you're in the mood for a comfort food feast, serve your BBQ ribs with a side of homemade mac and cheese. The creamy, cheesy pasta is a perfect match for the smoky ribs.
💬 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, for this recipe, it is suggested to remove the membrane from the beef rib rack. However, if you prefer, you can keep the ribs whole. The membrane can sometimes make the ribs tough and less flavorful.
The BBQ sauce is applied to the ribs after they have been baked and flipped. The ribs are then placed under the broiler for five minutes to caramelize the sauce.
Yes, you can prepare the ribs ahead of time by applying the rub and letting them marinate overnight. This can actually help to intensify the flavors. Just remember to bake them according to the recipe when ready to serve.
Refrigerate: Once your BBQ ribs have cooled, place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in aluminum foil. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Freeze: Unfortunately, BBQ ribs don't freeze well due to the high fat content which can separate and result in a texture change when thawed. It is best to enjoy your ribs within the refrigerator storage time.
Reheating Instructions: When you're ready to enjoy your ribs again, preheat your oven to a low temperature - around about the same temperature you initially cooked them at. Spread the ribs out on a baking tray and reheat for about ten minutes, or until they're hot all the way through.
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Fall Off The Bone Ribs
- 1 rack beef rib membrane removed you can keep the ribs in whole if you wish
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon clove powder
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
BAKING THE RIBS
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Place aluminum foil in your baking pan.
- In a bowl, add all the rub ingredients and mix well. Rub the ribs with the mixture from both sides. Place the ribs meat side facing down in the baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 2 hours.
- Flip the ribs and bake for 10 minutes.
- Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce (recipe below) and place the ribs under the broiler for 5 minutes, to caramelize the BBQ sauce.
MAKING THE BBQ SAUCE
- In a saucepan, add all the BBQ sauce ingredients and cook on medium heat until it comes to a boil. Let it cook on medium heat for 5 minutes while stirring.