Oven BBQ Ribs

Here’s a better recipe. Skip the mustard and rub and just use salt and pepper if you prefer.

  • 2 racks pork ribs, cleaned with silver skin removed
  • Rib rub, optional
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • BBQ Sauce
  1. Cut each rack in half so there a 4 half racks.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper, or rib rub, all over ribs.
  3. Stack the 4 half racks on top of each other and tightly wrap ribs with 2 layers of heavy duty aluminum foil. Try to make sure it’s well sealed.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 300 F.
  6. Place the ribs still in the foil package on a sheet pan with sides. A pan with sides is a good idea in case the liquid that develops when baking leaks.
  7. Bake in oven for 2.75 hours.
  8. Remove the ribs from the oven and move the hot foil package to a plate.
  9. Carefully open the package and arrange the ribs in a single layer on the sheet pan. The ribs should be very tender. Reseal and continue cooking if they aren’t.
  10. Brush both sides with BBQ sauce.
  11. Return to oven to bake the sauce on the ribs for 10 to 20 minutes. The sauce should look baked and darker.
  12. Optionally, crisp up ribs for a few minutes on a medium grill. This will reheat the ribs if they were cooked ahead of time.
  13. Serve with more barbecue sauce at the table.