These easy baked pork ribs are a breeze to make! The spice rub is a piece of cake to put together, and it makes enough for the rub and the BBQ sauce that you’ll also top the ribs with right before serving.
Ribs Without The Mess or Fuss
Sometimes when I’m craving ribs, I want a classic style but I don’t want to have to worry about getting a grill out and the mess off foil and dripping fat and constant turning every 30 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes tending to a certain item while cooking is therapeutic. But let’s be honest – rarely do we all have time for such an endeavor. So this is my answer to a practically mess-free, and no fuss rib. It takes 3.5 hours to cook, but once you put those baby backs in the oven, you don’t have to turn them, you don’t have to open that oven again until you take them out. I’ve tried this recipe in three different ovens in two different states now and each time they come out perfect.
Wrap them tightly in tinfoil while cooking and you’ll barely have any stains on your pan when you’re done. And what is on your pan will wash right off without heavy duty scrubbing. That’s a HUGE timesaver in my book!
The next best thing about these ribs is that they are pretty much “set it and forget it” another nice cooking aspect, especially if you’ve got other sides or work to do. Once you’ve covered them in the rub, wrapped them in foil, and preheated your oven, you really just need to pop them in and leave them be for 3.5 hours.
The Pork Ribs Sauce
You may notice it’s similar to my other BBQ sauce – same method but this recipe is more “traditional” it doesn’t have all the Mexican spices and smokey-ness of the chilies added. So if you like a more traditional sauce – this one is for you!
I love this classic version of the barbecue sauce too – it’s sweet, tangy and a little spicy. It makes the best coating for the ribs and the sweetness in the sauce is just perfect to bring out the sweetness of the meat.
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