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These BBQ ribs are smoky, sweet, and savory, and they’re cooked low and slow to make sure they turn out perfect! You’ll love this easy recipe for homemade ribs!

If you only order ribs when you’re at a restaurant or getting takeout, you’re missing out. They’re easier to make at home than you think!

These oven-baked BBQ ribs are marinated with a spice rub, then cooked low and slow to make them fall-off-the-bone tender. And they’re smothered in savory, sweet sauce that will give you sticky fingers, but it’s totally worth it!

Slow cooking at a low temperature is definitely the best way to make great ribs!

top down view of baked bbq ribs cut served on a wooden cutting board

Homemade Barbecue Ribs Recipe

To get that smoky, charred flavor, you’ll finish these BBQ ribs on the grill. A gas grill or charcoal grill is fine, but if you don’t have a grill, or it’s too cold to grill, you can broil them in the oven for a few minutes instead, or sear them on a grill pan. No matter what, they’ll still be delicious! (And if you want, you can add some liquid smoke for that smoky flavor if you’re not grilling them.)

BBQ ribs are definitely a good recipe for picnic recipe for summertime—it’s a time of year when you can eat them outside where you don’t have to be afraid to get messy! I like to serve these BBQ ribs with favorite BBQ sides like corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, cheesy potatoes, and baked beans. But you can also serve them with French fries, macaroni and cheese, or a potato salad

ingredients to make bbq ribs

Ingredients

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Country ribs
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Brown sugar – Dark brown sugar has a more pronounced molasses flavor, but light brown sugar will work here, too.
  • Dried oregano
  • Chicken stock
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • BBQ sauce – Use your favorite BBQ sauce. It’s an important ingredient here! Feel free to make your own BBQ sauce if you have a go-to recipe.
steps to make bbq ribs

How to Make BBQ Ribs

1. Prepare

Preheat your oven to 250ºF. Strip off the thin membrane from the bony side of the ribs and discard it.

2. Season and Marinate the Ribs

In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, brown sugar and oregano for the dry rub. Cover the ribs with the spice mixture and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

3. Cook the BBQ Ribs in the Oven

Combine the chicken stock and vinegar in a roasting pan. Add the ribs, cover the pan with aluminum foil, and bake for 2 hours. Remove the ribs from the pan and put them on a plate. Transfer the leftover stock to a small saucepan on the stove. Turn up the heat to high and let it boil on high heat until it is reduced by half. Stir in the BBQ sauce and set aside.

4. Grill the Ribs

Grill the ribs on a medium-high outdoor grill for 5-6 minutes on each side, using a set of tongs to turn them. Once they are slightly charred, cut them into individual ribs and toss them in a bowl with the sauce. Serve the ribs with extra BBQ sauce on the side.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

These BBQ ribs will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Reheat them on the grill or in a 350ºF oven until they’re warmed through. 

bbq rib dipped in barbecue sauce served in a white bowl

FAQs

How Long Does It Take to Make BBQ Ribs?

It takes at least 3+ hours to make BBQ ribs. This includes the time it takes to marinate the ribs, cook them in the oven, and finish them on the grill

Should I Boil Ribs Before BBQ?

No, there’s no need to boil the ribs when making this recipe. The time in the oven will help the meat be tender and perfect without boiling first! 

What Is the Difference Between Ribs and Country Ribs?

Country ribs (also known as country-style ribs) are pork ribs that have more meat and less bone. Basically, they’re an extra-meaty rib! They also have more connective tissue, so country ribs need to be cooked properly to ensure they don’t get tough! This country rib recipe turns out perfect every time thanks to the long, slow cook time in the oven. They’re amazing ribs with great flavor!

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BBQ Ribs

These BBQ ribs are smoky, sweet, and savory, and they're cooked low and slow to make sure they turn out perfect! You'll love this easy recipe for homemade ribs!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 12 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 27 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 racks country ribs
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups BBQ sauce

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 250F. Peel off the tough membrane from the boney side of the ribs and discard.
  • Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, and oregano in a small bowl and stir to combine. Cover the ribs with the spice mixture and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • In a roasting pan, combine the chicken stock and vinegar. Add the ribs and cover the pan tightly with foil. Bake for 2 hours. Remove the ribs from the pan and transfer the leftover stock to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce by half. Add the BBQ sauce and set aside.
  • Preheat a grill to medium high. Grill the ribs for 5-6 minutes on each side or until slightly charred. Cut into individual ribs and toss in a bowl with the sauce.
Keyword: barbeque, BBQ ribs, grilling recipe
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Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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