Oven-Baked Barbecue Spare Ribs

Updated on June 15, 2019
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Yum, oven-baked barbecue spare ribs!
Yum, oven-baked barbecue spare ribs!

Ribs Are a Flavorful Finger Food

If you enjoy eating with your fingers, then ribs are a great choice. They are a warm, sticky, sweet, tangy, spicy, juicy kind of happiness between your teeth.


  • 1 slab spare ribs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons red paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper (optional, will make it spicy hot)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Wash and remove the skin/membrane from the back of the ribs.
  3. Brush olive oil on both sides of the ribs.
  4. Sprinkle all seasonings (except honey and sugar) on both sides.
  5. Lay ribs on a rack with a pan under it to catch the drippings. In the pan, add some water for moisture in the oven.
  6. Slow-cook the ribs for 2 hours.
  7. After 2 hours, turn up the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  8. Add honey and pat the brown sugar on the meaty side. Drizzle your favorite bbq sauce on top.
  9. Bake for an additional 60 to 90 minutes.
Note how the cooked ribs are pink around the edges.
Note how the cooked ribs are pink around the edges.

Different Kinds of Ribs

Amount of Meat
Beef Ribs
Has large bones with lots of meat
Require longer cooking time
Spare Ribs
Has the least amount of meat
Most flavorful and take a little longer to cook
Baby Back Ribs
Has lots of meat
A little more expensive

Important Tips

  • Bring it to room temperature: Before cooking, take the ribs out of the refrigerator for one hour until it comes to room temperature. This will help for a more even cooking.
  • No aluminum foil: Don't wrap the ribs in aluminum foil. Doing this will cause the released juices to be trapped, and you will end up boiling the meat. Place the ribs on a rack instead.

Pull out the seasonings from your  cupboard and start sprinkling them on the ribs.
Pull out the seasonings from your cupboard and start sprinkling them on the ribs.

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