Say goodbye to hours spent on ribs with this easy oven baked ribs recipe from the Iowa Food and Family Project!

Easy Baked Ribs

  • Prep Time: 
    2 hours
  • Cook Time: 
    4 hours
  • Servings: 
2 - 2½ pounds baby back ribs (could use spare ribs)
¼ - ⅓ cup BBQ sauce
For the spice rub:
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix spices together in a small bowl then rub into both sides of the ribs, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Place ribs on top then cover tightly with more foil and bake for 3½ hours. Remove foil, drain any excess liquid from the pan and brush BBQ sauce on top and bake for 30 more minutes, or until top is slightly caramelized.

777 Calories
Per Serving: 777 Calories, 55g Total Fat, 219mg Cholesterol, 1822mg Sodium, 9g Carbohydrate, 0.6g Fiber, 58g Protein