Easy Baked Ribs

Makes 2-3 servings

Total Cook Time: 4+ hours


2 - 2-1/2lbs baby back ribs (could use spare ribs)

1/4 - 1/3 cup BBQ sauce

For the spice rub:

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper



  1. Mix spices together in a small bowl then rub into both sides of the ribs, wrap in saran wrap, and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees then line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Place ribs on top then cover tightly with more foil and bake for 3-1/2 hours. Remove foil, drain any excess liquid from the pan, and then brush BBQ sauce on top and bake for 30 more minutes, or until top is slightly caramelized.


If using a larger rack of ribs, add 30 minutes baking time per pound past 2-1/2lbs.


Recommended by:

Sandra Fleming, Director of Media & Communications, Research Veterinarian

Courtesy of: https://iowagirleats.com/2014/07/02/easy-baked-ribs/Recipe Category:

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