When grilling isn’t an option, you can still enjoy a hearty meal of ribs cooked in your oven. Start with the smaller racks of pork baby back ribs, add your favorite sauce or seasonings and a couple of sides, and you’ll be rarin’ to taste your makeshift barbecue dinner.
Things You'll Need
Preheat oven to 325 F. Prepare thawed ribs for cooking. Allow about 4 to 5 ribs per person.
Place the ribs in a 9-by-13-inch or larger pan. Rub with a light coating of olive or vegetable oil.
Sprinkle with brisket seasoning or a meat spice rub, or baste with your favorite barbecue sauce. If you like some heat, add a light sprinkling of chili powder. If cooking more than one rack, you can customize the flavorings to suit your taste.
Cover the ribs with foil and cook about 4 hours. You can turn up the temp to 375 F if you want to shorten the cooking time. Start checking the tenderness after 2 /12 to 3 hours. Remove the foil so the ribs can brown for the final 30 minutes of cooking. If using barbecue sauce, baste again when 30 minutes of cooking time remains.
Plan ahead so you have ready cooked foods available for a quick meal even though the meat is slow cooking.
Keep favorite spices on hand
You can thaw out your meat in the microwave. See my article about thawing meat in the microwave in the resources section.
You can add your favorite barbecue sauce if you like. Baste during the final 30 minutes of cooking
Add Garlic powder if you like it.