Lee's BBQ Ribs In The Oven with Rib Rub and BBQ Sauce Recipe

Lee's BBQ Ribs In The Oven with Rib Rub and BBQ Sauce Recipe


If you're lazy and love the taste of great homemade ribs then this bbq ribs in the oven recipe is for you.

A great Oven Baked BBQ ribs recipe from Lee. But first a little background on how this great recipe came into being. Lee and I were out near a Southern California beach one afternoon sitting around the condo when we both got a bit famished. Looking around for something to consume we quickly realized that we had nothing of any real consequence to eliminate our appetites. We reminisced thinking about all the great meals we've had and some of the best tasting meats to cross our paths. It was at that time that we both hit upon the single best favorite thing we've eaten in a long time...ribs. But we didn't have a grill on hand and where the condo sits an outside grill was out of the question. We pondered it for a while then quickly realized that we might be able to get the same or similar results by simply using our indoor grill or in other words our oven. So, off to the market we went searching for the best baby back ribs we could find. And while we knew we might have to do some work we thought hey, the least amount of work we can do the better. So, even though the ribs were trimmed we knew we had to remove the membrane on the back. We go over all that stuff below. But to round this out we found some nice trimmed ribs that did not take a lot of time in buying, thawing since they were already thawed and could be prepared in a few hours without a lot of work ending in fantastic results. We show you just what we did below. And if you're lazy like us then you'll appreciate the least amount of work we could do to get these phenomenal ribs.

This is a simple recipe for cooking oven barbecue ribs.

The best part is that it works every time and doesn't take hardly much effort at all. All you need is a stove that can cook at 425 degrees, country style, bbq baby back ribs, or St. Louis style ribs or whatever cut you feel like cooking. And you'll need about about 4-1/2 hours of cooking time to make the ribs really juicy and tasty with the emphasis on tasty. The recipe is really easy. I call it the Lee's Lazy Man's BBQ Rib recipe. Easy to make, and easy to clean up. Once everything is cooking I prepare potato salad and cut corn as sides.

Start with Country Style BBQ Pork Ribs or your favorite type of ribs and follow these steps.

Clean and trim off any excess fat if necessary. We found that using a paper towel on the curve side of the ribs will remove the membrane the best. The ribs should be as close to room temperature as possible. If the ribs are cold the membrane will not be as pliable and will break off is sections thus requiring a lot more work. And since our focus is on being lazy the least amount of work you can do the better.

Peel off the thin membrane on the back of the ribs.

Generously sprinkle on some of Jake's Tri-Tip Rub Barbecue Seasoning  (BUY NOW!). Seasoning is a key element in the flavor battle. Like steaks they're pretty good without seasoning but with a few hits of salt and pepper a good steak will become a great steak. The same can be said for ribs either pork or beef. The ribs need to take on some flavor to improve the overall finished taste. We use our Jake's Famous Tri-Tip, Steak and Rib Rub seasoning. This rub is specifically designed to get into the meat through a melding process. As the meat produces moisture while at room temperature a small amount of moisture will develop on the surface of the ribs. That moisture is what holds the seasoning into the meat. Now, we could tell you to add a little canola, olive or other favorite oil to the outer meat which will also hold on the seasonings but our effort and focus as we mentioned is to be lazy. So, let your laziness reveal itself by simply shaking on the seasoning then lightly pressing the seasonings into the meat top side and bottom side.

Place the ribs in a cover either a plastic bag or a container and let sit in the refrigerator for a minimum 30 minutes. If you buy the ribs late and find that you'd rather be lazy the next day then leave them in the refrigerator until the next afternoon.

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. This is a critical temperature point. We need to effective blast the ribs up to the temperature that will cook them as fast we we want them. You could go for a more moderate 400 or 350 but keep in mind a low temperature will result in a longer wait time before the ribs are finished.

Place rib in deep well cooking pan big enough to fit all the ribs. The pan should have reasonably high sides just in case there is some splash from the oils of the ribs as they cook. It does not matter which way the ribs start in the pan. I generally start with the meat side down and the curved side facing upward.

Place pan in the center of the oven and let the ribs cook for 1 hour.

After the 1 hour period turn the ribs over and also turn the oven temperature down to 325 degrees and let cook for 2-1/2 hours. Remember the entire time we are cooking without the covering of the pan.

Remove the pan from the oven and brush the ribs with Jake's Really Good Mild BBQ sauce , Really Nice Medium Hot or Really Hot BBQ Sauce whichever you desire.

Turn the oven up to 350 degrees.

Place the Lee's Baked BBQ Ribs with Dry Rub & BBQ Sauce Recipe back in the oven for 30 more minutes. This time ensure that the ribs are meat side up and the curved side down.

Ribs are now done. Remove from the oven, let sit for 2 minutes.


Additional Candy process: One thing we wanted was to have a slight crust develop on the top of the ribs. We did that by doing the following things. First after the ribs were basted with Jake's Really Good Mild BBQ sauce , Really Nice Medium Hot or Really Hot BBQ Sauce we turned the oven back to 400 degrees. We allowed the ribs to cook at this temperature for 10 minutes. Then we removed the ribs and layer on more BBQ Sauce placing them back in the oven afterward for an additional 10 minutes. Once we achieved the thickness and BBQ Sauce layer we desired we removed them from the oven.

We rested the oven baked ribs for about 5 minutes which allowed the heated top layer enough time to before safe for eating. When all was said and done the ribs had a really nice almost candy like layer built up on the top of the ribs. The results were awesome.

This homemade Lee's Oven Baked BBQ Ribs with Dry Rub & BBQ Sauce Recipe is a crowd pleaser. One thing we will tell you is that all barbecue rib lovers will line up early to get their share!

We hope you've enjoyed this recipe and will consider it for your next barbecue. To help you get started we're adding a Special Offer: Use code 1707200910 or Barbecue10 now at Checkout on our website to take 10% off any Jake's Product.

Last but not least we're adding in a video we've done about making bbq ribs on the grill. If you find that you'd rather grill than bake your ribs then this video is for you. We hope you enjoy the video.



Making BBQ Ribs on the Grill

In addition to the above video we're also adding our recently release video: Ribs In the Oven with Dauphinois Potatoes. This is an excellent and easy recipe and video on how to make ribs in your oven. We hope you enjoy it.


Dauphinois Potatoes



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