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With my wife away visiting my eldest daughter, and me at home managing three teen sons, I was searching for an easy, tasty recipe other then my staples of spaghetti, tacos, pizza, and Italian beefs. My wife has fixed ribs before, but usually used the boil and grill method. Seeing this one explained so clearly, and seemingly so easy, I thought I'd try it. I had two slabs of ribs and baked them at 225 for five hours (I had to run up and pick up something so they were in an hour over what it said). Even after 5 hours, the ribs were juicy, tender, and falling apart. I think having it covered gives it a lot of leeway in the cooking department, along with the low temp. Adding the sauce and baking it on uncovered for 25 minutes gave me ribs that I can honestly compare with restaurant quality (unless you want grilled of course). We make our own BBQ sauce as we like it spicy, so all I can say is EASY, FOOLPROOF, and DELICIOUS!!

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Saginawman May 19, 2011

I didn't have 4 1/2 hrs so I took one reader's suggestion and increased the temp to 300 deg F. It took 3 1/2 hrs to get them fork tender. Since the baking sheet had about 1/4" liquid on it, I put a layer of foil on a clean baking sheet and flipped each rack onto it with the help of my son holding the clean baking sheet. I slathered on over a cup of Moe Pritchett's BBQ sauce and baked for 15 min. Then slathered on another cup or so of BBQ sauce and baked for another 15 min. The second layer sticks better than the first.

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ElfiePoo October 23, 2009

DELISH!! I literally JUST made these and devoured them 5 minutes ago... my fiancé said they were the best ribs he's ever had; he can't stop going on about how great they were and how well they went together with sunday football! Before baking, I generously seasoned both sides of the baby back rib rack with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and baked, covered, at 225º for 3.5 hrs. Then (in the interest of time) I finished them off with a store bought honey bbq sauce for 30 more minutes, uncovered. They weren't kidding when they said the meat would be falling off the bone!

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esactress October 09, 2011

After applying the barbeque sauce, instead of cooking for an additional 20-30 minutes, I like to put them on the top rack of the oven and broil for 5 minutes, or until the barbeque sauce caramelizes. Then I garnish with thinly sliced green onion. Whoa!

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Indiana Dave May 03, 2014

Excellent ribs! We used Sweet Baby Ray's BB!Q sauce on ours.

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annchase60 November 29, 2009

When they say low and slow, lemme tell you, THEY MEAN IT. Lots of calories in these babies, but the amount of protein easily makes up for it. Sodium is off the walls; makes you retain water like crazy. But seriously, you don't have to eat for a while after this. Unless you're hardcore like me and my buddy Rob Swanson. Five minutes later, I'm back in the kitchen, looking for more bacon. Anyway, I'd would TOTALLY recommend another sauce rather than just plain barbecue. That stuff is boring. Get yourself some Jack Daniels sauce. Tastes like pure unicorn tears.

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total-foodie September 14, 2014

Just tried this recipe with high hopes. I followed it to the T. The ribs turned out dry. And I was not a happy camper. So...I am going back to own recipe which are moist and fall off the bone.

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Lady Nann May 12, 2014

I always make ribs on the BBQ, and they turn out ok. Always a little tough. It's a rainy and cold day. So I thought about making some thing yummy and warm. Ribs came to mind and I came across this recipe. So glad I did. I used Grill Mates, pork ribs rub. And just rubbed them up and placed them in a 250 degree oven, middle rack. And cooked them. At about the 3 hour mark I flipped them cooked some more then rubbed with bbq sauce I used chris & PItts bbq sauce. Use what you like. They came out so good. This is now a staple in are house and a great treat to take over to someone's house for a dinner or superbowl party... Really anything. Great job. :) Feeling more like a cook everyday. Oh and it's so nice to have your hubby give you praises specialy in front of a crow. ;)

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team2008 January 24, 2013

This is the easiest most delicious rib recipe I've ever tried. Since the recipe leaves the rib rub and sauce open to your favorite, you can't go wrong there either. I used Penzey's BBQ3000 for a rub, and made a homemade sauce of ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar and a dash of liquid smoke for the sauce. That last 30 minutes back in the oven after covering the ribs in sauce are torture to wait for but well worth it!

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debra_rose1715 July 26, 2011

These are cooking as I type. What an awesome way to slow bake ribs. I found a wonderful rub that is new by Grill Mates called "Cowboy Rub."
I'm using it on these ribs. It smells fantastic. I recommend this rub if you like your ribs to have a bite. Thanks for this recepie. I've been looking for a nice way to bake them nice and slow.

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Stormkloud April 30, 2011
Low & Slow Oven Baked Ribs - Super Simple!