How To Satisfy Those Intense Rib Cravings In The Dead Of Winter

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I recently discovered this amazing recipe for Melt in Your Mouth Oven Baked BBQ Ribs and, after making it numerous times now, I’m certain that you’re going to love it just as much as I do! Now, before all you rib connoisseurs write in about how “real ribs” aren’t supposed to be cooked in the oven, guess what, I agree! I, too, was skeptical at first and think that ribs are best when slow cooked over hot coals on a sunny afternoon with a cold drink in hand. But, let’s face it, sometimes the weather isn’t cooperating (it’s freezing and rainy!), or, you forgot the charcoal and don’t want to go back to the store, or, perhaps you don’t know the first thing about grilling…. What’s the best thing to do in any of these situations? Simply fire up your oven and make these delicious (and easy!) Melt in Your Mouth Oven Baked BBQ Ribs!

So, what all do you need in order to get started? Four pounds of pork ribs (I prefer baby back, but you can use whatever kind your family prefers), your favorite BBQ rub, two cups of your favorite BBQ sauce, a sheet pan with a lip around it to catch any juices, aluminum foil, and, a reliable oven. This is such a fantastic recipe because it not only produces some of the most tender, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth ribs that you’ve ever tasted, it requires little to no clean-up (all the cooking is done in the aluminum foil pouch so there’s no mess left in the pan!).

With all the cold February days ahead, this is the perfect weeknight or weekend dish to cook for your family along with all of your favorite sides like mac ‘n cheese, collard greens, sweet potato casserole, and coleslaw. Quick, convenient, and just downright delicious, this Melt in Your Mouth Oven Baked BBQ Ribs recipe will have you totally rethinking the way you cook ribs! Enjoy!

Melt in Your Mouth Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Serves 6

4 lbs pork ribs

Bottle of your favorite BBQ rub/rib rub (I like to use 3 Beer BBQ Rub – this is a local product made in Alpharetta)

Salt and pepper

2 cups of your favorite BBQ Sauce

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs. Apply rub to ribs on all sides and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place ribs on two layers of aluminum foil, shiny side out and meaty side down. Place two layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up to seal.

Place on baking sheet and bake for 2 – 2 ½ hours or until meat is starting to pull away from the ends of the bone. Remove ribs from oven. Heat broiler. Brush sauce on ribs and broil for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly. Turn ribs over and repeat on the other side.

Recipe adapted from www.food.com



  1. Lindsay:Wow! These sound great. I will have to try them this weekend. I love the easy clean up part, too! Thank you for the recipe.