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: 
    3
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
Nutrition: 
Per Serving: 777 Calories, 55g Total Fat, 219mg Cholesterol, 1822mg Sodium, 9g Carbohydrate, 0.6g Fiber, 58g Protein