Total Time
3hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

When I can keep hubby from charring (burning) some ribs on the grill, I make them in the oven. These are so moist and tender, you will probably never want to grill them again. I've used many types of ribs... Baby Backs, Spare Ribs (St. Louis), or Country Style (which are not really "ribs" as they are cut from the Shoulder). My favorite rub to use is Rustic Spice Rub (Bulk) and hubby loves my BBQ Sauce: Sweet and Spicy on them, but use whatever your family favs are of both. If you decide to use either of my rub or sauce recipes, please feel free to add a review to those recipes, as well. This recipe is just basically a technique to baking ribs indoors. I hope you enjoy these easy, no fuss ribs. *Note: Ribs, Rub & Sauce measurements are only estimates... I just buy them, rub them, sauce them and eat them! :)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 250* F.
  2. Season all sides of the ribs with your favorite rub.
  3. Using a 13x9x2 baking dish (or most likely a larger 15x11x2), place the ribs into the pan, do not over crowd. If using Baby Back slabs, place bone side facing up. If using individual Country Style (St. Louis), lay on their side.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil and place on center rack of pre-heated oven. Bake for approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours (depending on the size of the ribs you are using).
  5. Remove the ribs from oven and drain any grease from dish; reserving the foil for later use (waste not, want not). Flip the ribs over (meaty side up) and slather with your favorite BBQ sauce and return the dish to the oven (un-covered) for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Once done, remove the ribs to a platter, loosely tent the platter with the reserved foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes. (This step is important -- the resting period gives the ribs time to re-distribute their juices, just like a steak would).
  7. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

13yo daughter found this and followed all directions -- super ez and I love the bulk rub and sauce. Devoured by all kids and hubby. I will never grill/burn/ruin ribs on grill again. Thank you so much!!

J L. March 08, 2015

I have used this recipe twice so far and I have a 3rd batch that I just put in the oven about 5 minutes ago. The first bit of trouble I noticed about this recipe is that it uses portions as pounds of meat. Well if your like me then you know that when you make ribs EACH rack can easily be 4 pounds on its own. So a good rule of thumb is 2 tablespoons of rub on the meaty side and half a tablespoon on the bony side and then for the BBQ sauce its really to taste instead of an exact measure. I also use a rub and BBQ sauce that can be bought at any wal mart and it makes these SO perfect. I use McCormick Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub and Sonny's Sweet BBQ Sauce.

Steven S. May 04, 2015

These turned out great!!! I used Damaris Phillips' (Food Network) Spice Rub and I also spread the meat with mustard before rubbing to help it stick. The ribs were awesome, so tender!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Linda's Kitchen February 06, 2015