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The Best Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs

When it comes to Baby Back Ribs, the secret is baking low and slow, This will make the best fall off the bone oven-baked ribs you've ever had! Make these delicious tender ribs tonight and see how easy it is to have delicious barbecue ribs at home!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 920kcal



  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs (or your favorite ribs) 2-2½ pounds per rack
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard you can substitute yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1 tbsp cracked black pepper more or less to taste (if you use regular black pepper reduce the amount by half)
  • cups barbecue sauce your favorite brand. I used Sweet Baby Rays


  • Pre-heat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Rinse and pat the dry the ribs with a paper towel. Remove any silver skin or membrane from the ribs.
  • Split the racks in half. This makes them easier to handle and gives you four good portions.
  • Rub mustard into the top of the ribs
  • Season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Wrap the ribs in foil, sealing the edges of the foil, making sealed packets.
  • Place the ribs in the 275 degree preheated oven on a rack in the center of the oven. Cook the ribs for 2½ hours.
  • Cut the foil packets open using kitchen shears and fold back the foil to expose the ribs. Liberally coat the ribs with barbecue sauce
  • Raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees F, you don't have to wait for it to preheat. Place the ribs back in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Set the oven to broil. When hot, place the baking tray under the broiler for 3-5 minutes. Repeat with an additional layer of bbq sauce, if desired. Serve the ribs.


*You can use this recipe to make your favorite type of spare ribs, not just baby backs. If you'd like to use a dry rub to make the ribs, click on this link to find my favorite dry rub recipe.


Calories: 920kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 3300mg | Potassium: 1100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 4mg