Oven Baked Ribs
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Oven Baked Ribs

An easy recipe for cooking ribs in the oven. The ribs literally fall off the bones when done, and the sauce becomes nicely caramelized.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 568kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • Avocado oil spray
  • 1 3 lb. rack pork spareribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Barbecue sauce:

  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup*


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Place the ribs in the pan, bone side down. Spray them with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake the ribs for 1 hour, uncovered.
  • Meanwhile, mix the barbecue sauce ingredients in a medium bowl, then divide it into three small bowls.
  • After one hour, take the ribs out of the oven and drain the pan juices. Brush the top of the ribs with a 1/3 of the BBQ sauce and return to the oven. Wash the basting brush with warm soapy water.
  • Repeat this after one more hour - brush the top of the ribs with another 1/3 of the BBQ sauce and return to the oven. Wash the basting brush with warm soapy water.
  • After one more hour, brush the ribs with the remainder of the sauce. Reduce the oven to 250 degrees F and return the ribs to the oven for one final hour.
  • After 4 hours, the meat will be very tender and will fall off the bones. The top will look very dark, but it is NOT burnt! Just deliciously caramelized. Remove the oven baked ribs from the oven, cut into individual ribs and serve.



*Or a low carb alternative - I use 1/4 teaspoon stevia glycerite.
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Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 723mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g