Don’t want to hassle with the grill? That won’t be a problem with these Ultimate Oven Ribs! These delectable spice-rubbed ribs are just perfection. They’re slowly baked until the meat falls from the bone and then topped with delicious barbeque sauce to give you a hassle-free (but not napkin-free) piece of rib heaven! These Ultimate Oven Ribs are the best when you’ve got that craving, but don’t want to babysit the grill all day. Grab the napkins and let’s go! Thanks, Cooking Professionally!


1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
4 pounds beef back ribs, bone-in
1 teaspoon olive or avocado oil
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, homemade or store-bought


Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Step 2 – Line an 18×26-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 3 – In a large bowl, add the garlic powder, the onion powder, the paprika, the sea salt, and the black pepper and stir to combine.

Step 4 – Place the ribs on the prepared baking sheet and use a pastry brush to coat them with the olive oil. Then, evenly cover them with the spice rub.

Step 5 – Arrange the ribs so that the meaty side is facing up, then cover the entire baking sheet with foil, folding the edges to seal.

Step 6 – Bake the ribs until the meat starts to pull away from the bone and they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, about 3 hours.

Step 7 – Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and discard the top layer of foil.

Step 8 – Increase the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

Step 9 – Use a pastry brush to coat all sides of the ribs with the barbeque sauce.

Step 10 – Bake the barbecue ribs, about 20 minutes.

Step 11 – Serve.