Oven Pork Ribs

Baked Ribs

Oven baked ribs are an alternative to barbecued ribs. Made with a delicious blend of pork ribs and favorite sauces, they are ideal for a family gathering or dinner. Without a word of a lie, these are by far the best ribs I have ever tasted.

The secret to these ribs is the application of several layers of sauce. With this recipe,  it is a must to add three layers of sauce, and bake them for 8 minutes between layers. As with any pork dish, serve them up with a salad, mashed potatoes or fries, and the vegetable of your choice. A nice ale is a welcomed or red wine is a welcomed addition to this dish.

  • 1 whole baby back rib
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cayenne or chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
  • 2 tsp of worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp of ketchup
  • 3 – 4 drops of tabasco (optional)
  • 2 cups of water

[blue_heading]Method[/blue_heading][step_head]Step 1[/step_head]

Place the ribs on a plate so the backside is facing up. In other words, it should have the shape of a boat. Using a sharp knife, make a small slice at one end of the ribs. Grab the membrane (silver skin) with a paper towel and peel it off. If you can’t get the membrane off, poke some holes in it with the knife so the rub is able to get into the meat. Set them aside.
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In a mixing bowl, combine the salt, sugar, pepper, garlic and cayenne powder. Whisk until they are well combined.
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Sprinkle the mixture over the ribs. Using your hands, rub it into the meat. Do this for both sides of the ribs. Allow the meat to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes until they begin to sweat.
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Line a drip tray with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of it. Place the ribs on the rack. Cover them with aluminum foil. Pour 2 cups of water in the drip tray. Seal them off by folding the top and bottom parts of the aluminum foil together.

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Preheat the oven at 350 degrees and bake the ribs for 90 minutes.

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While the ribs are baking, make the sauce by combining the barbecue sauce, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and tabasco sauce. Whisk until they are well combined.

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After 90 minutes, remove the ribs from the oven and take the top layer of foil off. Spread a generous portion of sauce over both sides of the ribs. Place them back in the oven at 350 degrees F. Allow them to bake for another 8 minutes. Remove them and spread another layer of sauce over them. Repeat this process for a third layer of sauce.

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Remove the ribs from the oven and serve.



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