This amazing 3-ingredient recipe for Easy Baby Back Ribs in the Oven is my favorite. I am desperately in love with this recipe. Ribs do not have to be complicated and this recipe is a perfect example of that. No matter the time of year, you can pull fall off the bone, tender ribs right from your oven. Pair with some Crockpot Mashed Potatoes and a Pea Salad and you have an amazing dinner for any night of the week.

3 Main Ingredients
Can you believe it? With three ingredients and an oven later, you’ll have delicious ribs to devour. Here’s everything you’ll need to make baby back ribs in the oven:

Baby Back Ribs – Pork ribs to be exact! One whole rack of them! If you love tender, delectable meat, this is a recipe for you.
Grill Seasoning – I used McCormick Smokehouse Maple Seasoning but you can use your favorite grill seasoning! Just make sure it’s on the sweet side.
BBQ Sauce – Once again I used Stubbs Original BBQ Sauce but feel free to use your personal favorite. My only suggestion is to make sure the seasoning and sauce complement each other in flavor. If you have some extra time, try my homemade BBQ Sauce!

If you’re looking for more easy main dishes to drool over, here are some: One Month of Crockpot Meals, Parmesan Garlic Linguine Pasta, The Best Turkey Burger Recipe, and Baked Chicken Legs.




What Else You’ll Need
Now because we are making baby back ribs in the oven, you’ll need a different yet familiar set of supplies as opposed to grillings ribs.

Baking Sheet – you’re going to want a baking sheet that is large enough to support the whole rack of ribs.
Basting Brush – I used a silicone brush but if you prefer a natural bristled brush feel free to use that too. I feel as though the silicon brush carries the sauce better without soaking it all up.
Aluminum Foil – this is for easy cleanup and to tent your ribs.

How to Cook Ribs in the Oven

Season your meat well, wrap in foil, bake your baby back ribs in the oven, then baste with good BBQ Sauce. Right out of the oven, you get juicy and smokey ribs just by seasoning well and finishing under the broiler or on the grill. I make ribs in the oven year-round, but they are particularly tasty in the summer. For full recipe details, take a peek at the recipe card down below!

How to Remove Silver Skin
This is actually so much easier than you think! It seems like it would be intimidating but couldn’t be simpler.

Turn your rack of ribs over so the back, boney side is face up.
Starting at the smaller, narrower end, use a small knife or kitchen shears to slide under the edge of silver skin and get a little flap to grab.
Using a paper towel, grip the flap you created and pull off. It should come off in one long sheet but if it doesn’t, use the knife to pull up another section and start pulling again.

Season the Ribs
Rub both sides generously with rib rub or seasoning of choice.

Bake the Ribs
Now you can wrap up those ribs with aluminum foil and bake until completely cooked through and tender. Mine were done right at 2 hours 15 minutes. More time in the oven can’t really hurt these guys…they’ll just become extra tender.

This is what they look like coming right out of the oven. Not the most appealing things in the world, but just you wait, ya’ll.

Finish by Basting
Baste one side generously with a really good BBQ sauce and broil {or grill} well.

Then……you guessed it! Baste the other side generously and do the same thing again.

Ahhhh……RIBS. That color is gorgeous.

Any leftover oven-baked ribs can be stored in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 5 days.

Enjoy those leftovers on a salad, plain, on a taco, or even in a sandwich!

Now that you have meaty heaven waiting to be made, consider also making one of these tasty and refreshing side dishes! Simply prepare while your ribs are in the oven.

Finger-lickin-good. My daughter was super hesitant to try these because let’s be honest, they’re not the most appealing things in the world. But with one bite, she was sold. And, if I recall, she ate more ribs than I did and claimed the rest for lunch.

Anyways, if you need a fab recipe for baking baby back ribs in the oven that is full of flavor and happens to be ridiculously easy, I’ve gotcha covered.

Here’s the printable. Enjoy, friends! Have a great day!

Oven Baked Ribs
Oven Baked Ribs….the simplest recipe and method for baking pork baby back ribs in the oven. Only 3 ingredients needed! Finger licking good!
SERVINGS 3 servings
PREP TIME 10minutes mins




COOK TIME 2hours hrs 30minutes mins

TOTAL TIME 2hours hrs 40minutes mins

▢1 rack pork baby back ribs
▢3-4 tablespoons grill seasoning such as McCormick Smokehouse Maple Seasoning
▢1/2 cup BBQ sauce such as Stubbs Original


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Lay ribs onto the baking sheet. Score any tough membranes closest to the bony side of the ribs. Rub generously with grill seasoning. Cover with more foil and crimp edges of the bottom piece with the top piece.
Bake 2-2 1/2 hours or until thoroughly cooked and tender.
Remove from oven and baste one side of ribs with bbq sauce. Broil 2-3 minutes or until the sauce starts to brown. Flip over, baste the other side and broil again.
Remove from oven, add more bbq sauce as needed, cut into pieces and serve.

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 371mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course: Dinner Cuisine: BBQ Keyword: Baby Back Ribs, Baby Back Ribs In Oven, Oven Baked Ribs, Ribs in the Oven


Slice + Serve
Slice those babies into pieces and serve….with more BBQ sauce if that’s your thing


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