Best Slow Oven Cooked Ribs
Hi friendlies! I don't know if it is because we have our first baby coming in the Summer or if I am just so ready for warm weather, but those summer months feel like they are close by. Or at least I want them to be. George and I actually cook ribs all year long but I thought we would make a rack this weekend and I'd post the recipe for you guys up here in case you all are craving some good BBQ and warm sun rays too.
Here's the truth, we actually make our ribs in the oven. Smoked ribs are ahhhh-maaaaazing, but the ones we make in the oven can compete. I swear. The trick is the slow-cooking. The slow-cooking and the charring that they get because of the dry rub.
This recipe will take you about 15 minutes of preparation and about 6 hours of slow cooking in the oven.
-Rack of baby-back ribs
-2 cups of brown sugar (light or dark)
-2 tbsp. garlic powder
-3 tbsp. salt
-1 tbsp. red pepper flakes
-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
-2 tbsp. chili powder
-2 tbsp. cumin
-2 tbsp. tumeric
-1/4 tsp. ginger
-1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Pre-heat oven to 240 degrees.
Using a fork, stir all of the dry rub ingredients together in a bowl. Cover a cookie sheet with two layers of foil (shiny side down).
Rinse rack of ribs and pat dry. Lay the ribs on cookie sheet meat side up.
Apply the rub mixture to the meat side of ribs. Use about 2/3 of the rub mixture on the meat side. Rub the mixture into the meat with your hands. There will be excess rub mixture. You want that. Flip the rack over so it is meat side down and apply the rest of the mixture, rubbing into the back side of the rack.
Cover the cookie sheet with foil, keeping the rack of ribs meat-side down.
Place tray in oven on center rack and allow to cook for 6 hours. The longer you can cook it the better. If you have the time for 7 or 8 hours, the ribs will be even better.
Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. We ate ours with applesauce because we didn't really think they needed any BBQ sauce and the freshness of the applesauce was just perfect with these ribs.
Give these ribs a shot. A long time in the oven, but so easy to prepare. Thank you for stopping by! Remember to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest and that you can read me in the Apple News format. Until the next time!