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Easy Oven-Baked Pork Ribs Recipe

Pork ribs

Pork ribs

How to Make Pork Ribs in the Oven

There are so many fabulous rib recipes right here on Delishably, and everyone has their own way of making pork ribs. I remember my dad used to take great pride in his ribs and always insisted that they must first be boiled. For many years, I would boil them ... until one day, I was a little short on time and decided to skip the boiling process. They tasted great, and the meat fell off the bones just as if I'd boiled them. That's when I stopped using Dad's technique.

BBQ Ribs All Year Round

My family loves ribs, and we eat them all year round. In the colder winter months, it is hard to stand outside by the BBQ, so I cook my ribs in the oven. We find that they taste just the same as if they were cooked outside.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

2 hours 12 min

2 hours 22 min

4–6 servings

Ingredients

  • 7–8 pounds of back or side pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cajun spice
  • 1/2 cup of water

Instructions for Preparing the Ribs

Mix the garlic powder, freshly ground pepper, and Cajun spice together in a bowl and rub it onto the ribs.

Instructions for Baking the Ribs

  1. Preheat oven to 280–300 degrees F.
  2. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and lay the ribs fat side up.
  3. Add about 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for one hour.
  5. Remove ribs and turn them over. Continue cooking for another hour.
  6. Remove ribs, place oven rack on second from the top, and preheat broiler.
  7. While waiting for your broiler to heat up, prepare your ribs.
  8. Place the ribs on a broiler pan and brush with your favorite BBQ sauce.
  9. Broil for about 6 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven, and turn the ribs over. Brush with BBQ sauce and broil for 6 minutes.

Questions & Answers

Question: What is a broiler?

Answer: Think of your broiler as an upside-down grill. ... To use it, you'll need to move an oven rack to the highest possible position in the oven, which is typically 3-4 inches from the broiler. In other ovens, the heating element is on the bottom of the oven and the broiler is a separate compartment underneath the actual oven.

© 2012 Susan Zutautas