How to Cook Spare Ribs in The Oven

Slow cook your way to delicious baked bbq pork spare ribs. They're fall-off-the-bone tender.

Made with simple ingredients and minimal prep, this is a great recipe to keep on hand.



– 3.5 pounds Pork Spare Ribs – 2 Tablespoons Brown sugar – 1 Tablespoon Chili powder – 2 teaspoons Paprika – 1 teaspoon Onion powder  – 1 teaspoon Salt – ½ teaspoon Black pepper – ½ cup Favorite BBQ sauce

– Preheat the oven to 275°F.



– Add your brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper to a small bowl.

– Whisk well to combine.

– Lay your ribs on a large cutting board or baking sheet and then flip over to reveal the backside of the ribs.

– Remove the white membrane from the back of the ribs. It should peel off easily, but a sharp paring knife can help with the trickier areas.

– Cut off any "silver skin" that you see on the back of the ribs. This is stuff that just hardens and becomes chewy when baked.

– Removing it from the back of the bones will help the meat to fall off the bone when tender. A trick I use is to simply cut or slice through it where it's too hard to remove completely.

– Add your rub seasoning blend to the ribs.

– Season well to coat both sides. Add seasoned ribs on a large piece of foil. The foil should be wide and long enough to wrap the ribs completely.

– Pull the foil up over the ribs, creating a tent peak along the top middle. You may need two pieces of foil lying side by side to accomplish this. Overlap them slightly so that the bottom of the ribs is on top of both pieces without exposing the meat.

– Fold the tent peak downward to crimp and seal the foil. Roll and crimp the two open ends as well. You want the ribs to be well contained.

– Place on a baking sheet, angling it from corner to corner, if needed.

– Place the ribs into the oven for 2 hours. Carefully unseal the ribs and check for tenderness. Bake for another 20 minutes if they're not tender yet.

– When your ribs are done, drain the juices from the pan and then add your favorite BBQ sauce.

– Brush the BBQ sauce around to coat everything well.

– Place in the oven and broil on high for 6-7 minutes or until the sauce begins to caramelize. Or Grill until charred.

Serve and Enjoy!

Serve and Enjoy!