Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

I used to think ribs were a grilling only type of recipe. Then I discovered an easy oven-baked rib recipe and found out how easy they were to make. Now they are a staple recipe for me when I want ribs.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Most of the cooking ribs is just waiting. They don’t require a lot of watching, and you spend most of the time cooking them “low and slow.”

I’m by no means an expert cook, grill master, or anything of that nature, but I found them incredibly easy to make. They are one of our monthly staples in the house. If you asked in 2020 would be making an easy oven-baked ribs recipe once a month, I would have laughed, but new year new me. I guess.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs
All seasoned and ready to go

With recipe blogging, I’ve quickly learned that you need to write a story for SEO for your recipes to be seen. The readers don’t care about why you are making the recipe; they want a recipe.

BUT if you found this recipe, it’s probably because my random story about easy oven baked ribs was enough text to get me ranked in google results. So it’s a catch 22 of a random extra story of why I have made oven-baked ribs that you probably won’t read. Like my college papers that needed word counts, it’s just filler so enjoy.

Let’s see why did I make these Easy Oven-Baked Ribs?

  • I was tired of my same 5 staples of chicken, salmon, steak, and shrimp.
  • I like easy recipes with minimal effort that taste good.
  • I also like when my house smells like ribs (JK, but you’ll probably get hungry just smelling them and waiting)
  • They taste better than a crockpot. I know many people think crockpot ribs taste great, but I struggle with fitting 2 racks of ribs into a crockpot. The oven is just easier.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Easy Oven Baked Ribs Recipe:

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Oven Baked Ribs anyone can make
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 lbs Ribs
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce (extra for serving)
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 250.
  • Remove the Membrane. This ensures your ribs fall off the bone.
  • Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Cover the ribs with aluminum foil.
  • Bake ribs at 250 degrees F for 3 to 4 hours. You want them to be tender.
  • Brush on BBQ sauce and broil the ribs for about 5 minutes until the sauce is caramelized.
Keyword bbq, ribs

Easy Oven Baked Ribs Notes:

  • Remove the Membrane: Removing the membrane makes the ribs more tender. The first time I did not, and they were drier. I found this helpful for how to remove the membrane.
  • All you need is time. It can be easy to rush the process, but the higher you cook, the less likely these easy oven-baked ribs will fall off the bone.
  • You don’t need a lot of BBQ Sauce to Caramelize: Your ribs don’t need to be swimming in BBQ Sauce in this recipe. You want to coat them.
  • You can make your own BBQ Sauce, but I’ve been in a J Hughs BBQ phase. It works well with this easy oven baked ribs recipe.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

You can see more recipes here but keep in mind; I am an easy to please type of person. I find all of my recipes from Pinterest and I don’t enjoy spending hours in the kitchen.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Questions for you:

Do you like ribs? Have you ever baked ribs in the oven?

What is one of your staple dinners? 


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