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BBQ Ribs in the Oven
« on: October 27, 2010, 08:51:47 PM »
For those of you who don't have a smoker, or just don't want to go out in the cold weather.

Start by buying some baby back ribs from a butcher shop.  I've heard Costco has awesome ribs as well, but I haven't tried them yet personally.


Remove the membrane from the underside(concave side) of the ribs if the butch hasn't already.  A spoon helps separate the membrane from the meat if it's a pain in the ass.

Apply a rub.  Either buy a pork/bbq rub from the butcher shop, or make your own.  Also, you can coat the ribs in a thin layer Olive Oil or Yellow Mustard to help the rub stick better.

For an easy homemade rub, I do this:
-6 parts Brown Sugar
-3 parts Salt
-3 parts Black Pepper
-1.5 parts Onion Powder
-1.5 parts Garlic Powder
-1 part Paprika
-1-1.5 parts Chili Powder
Add Cayenne Pepper if you want some heat.

This will make a sweet rub with some good flavor and a little heat.

Put the ribs in a baking pan and add about 3/16" of Mott's Apple Juice to the bottom of the pan.  Cover the top of the pan with tin foil.


Put them in the oven for 3 hours at 250*.  The temp sounds low by traditional baking standards, but the whole idea is to slow cook the ribs at a low temp.  Internal temperature is useless...don't worry about it.  Ideally you want the ribs to reach 190* internally and stay there for a bit to break down the connective tissues(tenderizing the meat).


You can either finish off the ribs on a traditional gas/coal grill, or in the broiler part of your oven.

On the grill - Pre-heat the grill to 300-350*.  Throw the ribs on topside down.  Brush some sauce on the bottom sides of the ribs and close the lid for 5 minutes or so.  Then flip the ribs and brush the sauce onto the tops of the ribs and close the lid for another 5 minutes.  The idea here is to caramelize the sauce and crisp up the outer layer of meat just a bit.  10-15 minutes over the open flame is all you need...Otherwise you'll dry out the meat and it won't be as tender.

In the broiler - Take the tin-foil off the baking pan and brush a liberal layer of sauce onto the tops of the ribs.  Turn the broiler on to 350 or so and stick the pan(s) in.  10 minutes should suffice...Keep an eye on them...Again all you're trying to do is caramelize the sauce and add some texture to the outer layer of meat.

That's that.  Serve and enjoy.


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Re: BBQ Ribs in the Oven
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 08:52:07 PM »
Homemade rub mixed with Olive Oil...Ready to be spooned onto the ribs and rubbed in:

Ribs in the pan with the rub applied...About ready to be covered and thrown in the oven:

Kitty approves of my methods:

Right after baking in the oven.  Pulled out of the pans and ready to go on the grill:

Sauced on the grill...Ready to come off and be served:

« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 09:01:39 PM by b00sted »


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Re: BBQ Ribs in the Oven
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 11:03:57 PM »
nom nom nom... post more recipes!