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Easy Oven Baked BBQ Ribs
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Oven Baked BBQ Ribs Recipe

Spice up summer with these easy oven baked BBQ ribs! They're tangy, flavorful and slathered with a homemade BBQ sauce!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 8504kcal


  • 2 racks pork spareribs roughly 3-4 pounds each
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp dry ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp celery powder
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

For the BBQ Sauce

  • 1 (14.5 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup reserved juices
  • 1 tbsp reserved spice rub


To Make the Ribs

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or a baking mat, set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the seasonings. Set aside 1 tbsp. of the rub (it will be used in the BBQ sauce).
  • Place the ribs on the prepared baking sheet. Pat the rub onto the ribs on both sides, then place them meat side down. Place a large piece of foil over top and seal the edges to make a packet.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 2½ - 3 hours or until the meat is tender but not completely falling off the bone (some ribs may require up to 3½ hours). Remove ½ c. of the juices that have accumulated and set aside.

To Make the BBQ Sauce

  • In a small saucepan set over medium heat, combine the tomato sauce, honey, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, pineapple juice, garlic, reserved 1 tbsp. of the spice rub, and reserved juices. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Heat a grill or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. Cover the ribs with the BBQ sauce and place them on the grill. Cook them until they are charred on both sides, about 5-6 minutes per side. Serve with additional BBQ sauce.


-You can definitely use beef ribs if that's all you can find!


Calories: 8504kcal | Carbohydrates: 335g | Protein: 409g | Fat: 613g | Saturated Fat: 196g | Cholesterol: 2080mg | Sodium: 9553mg | Potassium: 7372mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 311g | Vitamin A: 8871IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 543mg | Iron: 32mg