This easy BBQ pork ribs recipe is 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!
Pin this recipe now to save it for laterPin Recipe
If you only order ribs when you’re at a restaurant or getting takeout, you’re missing out! Barbecue ribs are easier to make at home than you think and you’re gonna love this summer recipe any time of the year!
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!
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 For BBQ Ribs
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Country ribs
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Smoked paprika
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
- 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.
How to Make BBQ Ribs
- Prepare: Preheat your oven to 250ºF. Strip off the thin membrane from the bony side of the ribs and discard it.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
If you want extra juicy ribs, cook the rib’s meat side down in the foil. Anything that runs off the meat will collect, keeping the ribs super juicy.
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.
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
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!
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!
- 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
- 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.