Friday, February 4, 2011

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Now I don't know if these tasted so awesome because I did lo-cal breakfast AND lunch so that I could splurge on these for dinner, or if they were really that good. I didn't follow a recipe yet these were the best ribs I've ever made.

2 pounds ribs (I used pork spare ribs)
salt & pepper
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Dijon mustard

Here's what I did:

lay ribs in shallow roasting pan. Add a little bit of water to the bottom. Salt and pepper the ribs. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, remove, flip, salt & pepper the other side, recover and bake for 30 minutes longer.

Meanwhile, mix brown sugar, ketchup and mustard in a small saucepan. Heat on low until combined and warmed through.

After the ribs have cooked (covered for an hour) remove foil and add BBQ sauce. Bake for another 15 minutes, until BBQ has caramelized.


  1. This is basically the recipe that I go by only I rub the ribs with whatever I'm feeling from the pantry, use a little citrus juice with the water or vinegar and go slow and low for the oven baking (250 for a couple hours or lower depending on how much time you've got). I then finish them off on the charcoal grill with the BBQ sauce. Works every time!

  2. RMF-They probably would have been even better on the grill, but our grill died and we haven't replaced it yet. Thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated. Sounds like you are a great cook (from FB posts). Maybe I'll have you "guest post" sometime!