Plain Baby Back Ribs from the Oven

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I tried to find a recipe that was not too complicated, This was the result. I started with a very basic recipe from "Cooking with Chef Doug", and added some extra spices to it. It was delicious. Since neither of us likes BBQ sauce, this recipe is ideal for us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking dish with a non-stick spray.
  3. Remove the thin membrane from the bone side of the ribs. Using a paper towel to hold the membrane will make this easier.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl or dish.
  5. Rub the dry ingredients into each side of the slab(s) of ribs.
  6. Place ribs, bone side down, into baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil, cut two or three slits into the foil.
  7. Bake for one hour to one hour fifteen minutes, remove the foil. Cook for an additional hour, or until the meat is tender enough to pull apart easily.
  8. If desired, cover with favorite BBQ sauce.


Most Helpful

This recipe was really good. Ribs turned out to be tender and the flavor was excellent. I also used Sweet baby rays bbq sauce as well. I first had intended to bbq, but due to bad weather here I had to do oven ribs. This recipe is really good give it a try and you'll like it.

IRON CHEF RAY December 19, 2009

***MADE FOR MY 3-CHEFS FALL '09*** This was my first try ever at ribs. I am glad that I chose this recipe to be my first. We typically aren't big rib fans here, but these were very good. I sauced some, and left some naked, just to get the sense of the recipe. And both ways were very good. Great spice blend, and I used our favorite BBQ sauce - Sweet Baby Ray's. I mixed up extra of the "rub" for this to have on hand for the next time. Thanks Kayne for such a great recipe.

Becky in Wisconsin November 30, 2009

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