The Best Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs Recipe
These easy Best Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs are succulent, fall off the bone tender and when slathered with tangy barbecue sauce, just plain finger-lickin’¬†good! A special baby back ribs dry rub enhances the flavor even more and these oven cooked baby back ribs are every bit as good as those cooked on the grill!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
2hours 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
2hours 30minutes
Oven-Cooked Baby Back Rib Ingredients:
  • 2racks Baby back pork ribsabout 1 1/2 lb each
  • 2cups barbecue saucewe like Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
Baby Back Ribs Dry Rub Ingredients
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tsp chili powder
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4tsp ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs by using a small paring knife to pry up a corner of the membrane. Then grab the membrane with a paper towel and peel it off down the length of the ribs.
  3. Combine all dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle the dry rub liberally over the front and back of the ribs and gently rub it in.
  4. For the best flavor, let the ribs sit with the rub on them for at least 30 minutes, or you can refrigerate them and let them sit for up to 24 hours.
  5. When ready to cook the ribs, wrap them in heavy duty aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet with a rim. Place them in the oven and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat starts pulling away from the bone and is tender.
  6. When the ribs are done, open the foil packet completely and brush on your favorite barbecue sauce. Turn up the heat to 350 degrees and let the ribs cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with plenty of napkins!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
The Best Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 35g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 7%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.