How do you make great barbecue baby back ribs without the barbecue? It’s possible to get the same great taste making baby back ribs in the oven.

What sets baby back ribs apart from the other ribs? Out of all the 14 pig ribs, baby back ribs are the smallest, only 3″-6″ long. To make up for their smaller size, these ribs have more meat and less fat than spare ribs.

The rib itself is curved with most of the meat on the top of the bone, making it perfect for eating. Read on for tips on making tender baby back ribs in the oven.

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Prepare your barbecue baby back ribs the night before. Take off the white membrane on the back of the ribs. After place in a shallow dish and cover with your homemade BBQ sauce, or your favorite store bought sauce. Keep the ribs in the refrigerator until baking time.

When you are ready to start baking, take out your cookie sheets, and place a generous amount of tinfoil on the sheet. Place your marinated baby back ribs on the tinfoil,spread on more BBQ sauce. Cover with another sheet of foil or you can also cook in a covered roasting pan.

Turn the oven on to 225, place the cookie sheet in and slow cook the barbecue baby back ribs for 3 hrs 45 min to 4 hrs 30 min. Time will vary because of the size variation of the ribs. If you have a doubt if the ribs are cooked, try taking a toothpick and poke the meat. If the toothpick comes in and out easily, then your baby back ribs are ready to enjoy!