There are times you crave the flavor of barbecue ribs. There’s something about the pork falling off the bones with a light crisp sauce that’s nearly primal. Ribs are finger food! The process of making oven-baked ribs is easy, and you won’t have to go crazy looking for exotic ingredients at the supermarket.
Don’t be afraid to get inventive with this recipe. You can mix up your own blend of dry herbs or pick out your favorite barbecue sauce so you can personalize the results for happy tastebuds. Why are they radical? The resulting taste fulfills your craving and wows your guests.
Radical Oven-Baked Ribs
- 1 pound of ribs (per person)
- 1 container barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon mustrard powder
- 1 teaspoon chiptole (or cayenne)
- 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- Rinse the ribs.
- Remove the membrane by loosening the film on all sides, grabbing one end with a paper towel, and pulling it off. Doing so lets more flavor into your ribs and ensures tenderness.
- Sprinkle the dry rub on both sides of the ribs, rubbing it in gently.
- Place the ribs overnight in the refrigerator.
- The next day, bring the ribs to room temperature in a baking pan.
- Place a small oven-proof dish on the bottom of your stove for ongoing moisture.
- Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
- Cover the ribs with aluminum foil.
- At the three-hour mark check for tenderness.
- Remove the aluminum foil and slather with barbecue sauce.
- Broil on low until the sauce caramelizes.
- Serve with plenty of napkins.