Easy Oven Baby Back Ribs

Easy Oven Baby Back Ribs....only 3 ingredients in these! This is by far the easiest recipe I've found for ribs online!

So, remember how I said I was addicted to Gossip Girl? Wellllllll, turns out that show just became too painful to watch. I’m sure if I was still in high school I’d love it, but I got to my breaking point last night. Similar to my reaction to Dawson’s Creek but worse. I like Blake Lively as much as the next working mother/stay at home mom {–>what??}, but seriously. Her acting skills cause me actual physical pain. Similar to my husband’s reaction to The Office.

There are just too many stupid people in this world I have to deal with online, that I can’t handle anymore….even in my tv shows, apparently.

So I removed Gossip Girl from my Netflix Queue and replaced it with Drop Dead Diva, naturally. Because that’s the better option?!

My husband not being here to question/make fun of my judgement is throwing my life into an obvious downward spiral. Only 11 more days until he’s home, PS. Not that I’m counting or anything.


This one time my daughter thought ribs were from chickens.

And by “one time” I mean last night.

So, explaining the ins and outs of what animals correspond to cuts of meat was the majority of our dinner conversation yesterday.

By the way, she thought eating pig was HILARIOUS. Whatevs.

She also snarfed these down like a champ and stated that this was her second favorite dinner, next to pizza. So, that’s cool. I also only spent about 10 minutes of active time making these and used approximately 3 ingredients.

Oh, and baked these in the oven.


But Lauren, I was under the impression that ribs were much more complicated to make than they actually were. Yeah, not so. This is me dispelling those mysterious assumptions you and I previously have had about ribs. These are the bomb diggity and I guarantee you will luuuuuuurve them.

You’re welcome, America.

Here’s how to make them:


Start by opening your package of ribs and scoring and/or removing any tough membranes on the boney side of the ribs. I used a knife meant for filleting .


Once that’s done, rub both sides generously with some maple smokehouse grill seasoning. Any rub will do, just make sure it’s on the sweet side.


Now you can wrap up those ribs and bake 2-2 1/2 hours until completely cooked through and tender. Mine were done right at 2 hours 15 minutes. More time in the oven can’t really hurt these guys…they’ll just become muchos tender.

I’m really good at spanish.


ANYWAYS. This is what they look like coming right out of the oven. Not the most appealing things in the world, but just you wait, ya’lls.


Baste one side generously with really good bbq sauce and broil {or grill} well.


Then……you guessed it! Baste the other side generously and do the same thing again.

Easy Oven Baby Back Ribs....only 3 ingredients in these! This is by far the easiest recipe I've found for ribs online!

Ahhhh……RIBS. That color is gorgeous, yo.

Easy Oven Baby Back Ribs....only 3 ingredients in these! This is by far the easiest recipe I've found for ribs online!

Slice those babies into pieces and serve….with more BBQ sauce if that’s your thing.

Easy Oven Baby Back Ribs....only 3 ingredients in these! This is by far the easiest recipe I've found for ribs online!

Finger-lickin-good. My daughter was super hesitant to try these because, lets be honest, they’re not the most appealing things in the world. But with one bite, she was sold. And, if I recall, she ate more ribs than I did and claimed the rest for lunch.

That’s my girl.

Anyways, if you need a fab recipe that is full of flavor and happens to be ridiculously easy, I’ve gotcha covered.

Here’s the printable. Enjoy, friends! Have a great Wednesday.

Easy Oven Baby Back Ribs

Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes


1 rack pork baby back ribs
3-4 tablespoons grill seasoning, such as McCormick Smokehouse Maple Seasoning
1/2 cup bbq sauce, such as Stubbs Original


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Lay ribs onto baking sheet. Score any tough membranes closest to the bony side of the ribs. Rub generously with grill seasoning. Cover with more foil and crimp edges of bottom piece with top piece. Bake 2-2 1/2 hours or until thoroughly cooked and tender. Remove from oven and baste one side of ribs with bbq sauce. Broil 2-3 minutes or until sauce starts to brown. Flip over, baste other side and broil again. Remove from oven, add more bbq sauce as needed, cut into pieces and serve.

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22 Responses to “Easy Oven Baby Back Ribs”

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    Matt Robinson — July 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Love these in the oven, they look amazing!


  2. #
    Karen H — July 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    One of the things I miss most about home are my dad’s barbecued ribs. I know these aren’t the same, but I’m most def going to have to give these babies a try.

    Hang in there! You’re doing great!


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    Cathy A — July 23, 2014 at 2:21 am

    This is now the only way we make baby back ribs, we love them. Best part for me is when you want some BBQ in the middle of winter, these fit the bill!! Yummy!


  4. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — July 23, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I like your spanish 😉 But seriously, I had no idea oven baked ribs were so EASY! Thanks, Lauren.


  5. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — July 23, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Oh spicy baked sweetness! I want to dig in and make a mess!


  6. #
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — July 23, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Oh my goodness, these look so delectable! I don’t know how it is I have never made ribs at home…totally inspired to go make these now, thanks for the awesome recipe!


  7. #
    Amanda — July 23, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Mouth watering! Gotta have these!

    I’m not sure where along the way Gossip Girl lost me but it did. Addicted at first as well.


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    Debbie Huffman — July 23, 2014 at 7:32 am



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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I haven’t had ribs in so long, but now you’ve got me craving them! Yum!


  10. #
    Meredith — July 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Totally irresistible! I wish I had a plate of these right now!


  11. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Craving these right now!


  12. #
    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — July 25, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Ribs are one of my favourite foods – those look great!!!!


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    Ashley — July 30, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Made these last night and they were so good! I had no idea ribs were so easy! Ive had a rack of ribs in my freezer that I was so intimidated by! Thank you for the awesome recipe! Hubby asked for something special for dinner and I was able to deliver AND keep my sanity. Haha my ribs were st Louis style just in case someone is wondering if something besides baby backs would work. :)


  14. #
    Kristyn — August 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    We LOVE ribs – can’t wait to try this recipe. THANK YOU!!


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    Debra L. — August 14, 2014 at 3:16 am

    They look delish! Just wanted to share the paper towel trick for peeling off the membrane for those who might not know it. Slip the tip of a sharp knife under the membrane at one end of the rack to loosen a piece you can grab onto, then using a piece of dry paper towel grab the loosened corner and peel the membrane back. It’ll often come off in one piece! Easy Peasy! :)


    • Lauren — August 14th, 2014 @ 6:42 am

      Bah!! This is genius!


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    Barbara G — September 6, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Made these for our Labor Day barbeque. They were awesome! Fall off the bone good. So easy and I am happy I now have a foolproof way of making ribs :)


  17. #
    Isabel — September 12, 2014 at 3:15 am

    This recipe is awesome!! I’m you biggest fan here in Chile, thanks a lot for sharing your delicious recipes with the worls, my husband was really happy yesterday with the baby back ribs. Thanks again!


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    Sara F — December 5, 2014 at 7:00 am

    These are in the oven right now. Hubby works overnights so when he gets home he is always hungry. So we eat lunch around 11am ish…anyways they are smelling so yummy. Can’t wait to get them.


    • Lauren — December 5th, 2014 @ 8:35 am

      Yay! Hope you like them :)


  19. #
    Salina — December 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What temperature? 275°F?


    • Salina — December 30th, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

      Nevermind! I read it 3 times before seeing 300°F! :)


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