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A wooden cutting board with 2 racked of oven baked ribs on top, sliced with a bowl of bbq sauce next to them.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Oven Baked Ribs – a delicious, moist and juicy oven baked rib recipe that is perfect for your next get together! So amazing! 




  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 12 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 12 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 
  • 24 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 bottle of your favorite (smokey) barbecue sauce (we also like this homemade bbq recipe!)

Dry Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. 
  2. Take ribs and remove the thin layer of connective tissue on the non-meat side (aka the membrane).
  3. Combine dry rub ingredients in a small bow. and set aside.
  4. Pat ribs dry with a clean paper towel.
  5. Rub liquid smoke all over ribs. 
  6. Rub worcestershire sauce all over ribs.
  7. Rub yellow mustard all over ribs.
  8. Rub dry rub all over ribs.
  9. Place ribs on a foil-lined baking sheet, meat-side up. 
  10. Bake for 4 hours (middle rack, uncovered).
  11. Turn oven up to 250 degrees F and let ribs cook for another hour.
  12. Turn oven up to 275 degrees F and let ribs cook for another hour.
  13. Once ribs have reached an internal temperature between 190 – 203 degrees F (approximately 1 hour) remove ribs from oven and turn oven up to 350 degrees F.
  14. Sauce the ribs generously with your favorite BBQ sauce and place back in oven for 6-8 minutes, or until the BBQ sauce becomes tacky (you can also do this under the broiler – just watch them closely so the sauce doesn’t burn).
  15. Remove ribs from oven and let rest 15 minutes.
  16. Serve and enjoy!


  • BBQ Sauce: Feel free to use whatever sauce you want but we do have a smokey + sweet homemade bbq recipe if you want to use that! 
  • Liquid Smoke: Liquid smoke is amazing and can be found at most grocery stores typically by the bbq sauce, etc. 
  • Paleo/Whole30: to make Paleo/Whole30 simply omit the Worcestershire sauce and ensure your bbq sauce is compatible. 
  • Let them rest: don’t skip this step! 
  • Leftovers: store leftover pork ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Keywords: oven baked ribs, oven baked baby back ribs