Let’s be honest—sometimes we just don’t want to grill outside. Barbecue is great and everything, especially in the summer, but baking out in the hot sun instead of staying inside where it’s nice and cool sometimes kills the grill motivation.
Luckily, there’s ribs.
Don’t get me wrong, ribs are fantastic grilled. But when you cook them low and slow, you can also get something pretty fantastic right out of your own oven. While I’m sure you have your own recipes, here’s an easy one I found the other day that takes only five ingredients and makes for a simple family dinner.
QUICK TIP: Ribs are an all-day kind of meal when it comes to cooking, so be prepared to start early. If you can season them the night before, too, they’re even better.
1 rack, or about 2lbs Baby Back Ribs
1 bottle BBQ sauce of your choice (or you can make a homemade one!)
- Preheat your oven to 300° F (150° C). Place silicone baking mat in sheet cake pan.
- While oven is preheating, cut your rack of ribs in half and then lightly sprinkle both halves with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Wrap each half tightly in its own bundle of foil.
- Transfer each bundle to sheet cake pan. Bake in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.
- After baking, remove the ribs from the foil and return them to the sheet pan.
- Turn the broiler on in your oven.
- While the broiler is heating up, slather your ribs liberally with BBQ sauce, and then place them under the broiler for three minutes.
Recipe adapted from thehappyflammily.com