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BBQ Ribs (Oven Baked, Extra Tender)

These saucy BBQ Ribs are easily prepared ahead of time, boldly flavorful, and fall-off-the-bone tender. You may never make ribs any other way again.

Oven baked BBQ ribs
Extra Tender, Saucy BBQ Ribs are yours – so easy.

Extra Tender BBQ Ribs

Whether you’re reveling in the summer months with backyard cookouts, Father’s Day barbecues, and Fourth of July celebrations…or you’re in the thick of winter without access to your outdoor grill…you’ll love these tender BBQ baked ribs.

Here’s why:

  • These ribs are literally fall-off-the-bone and extra tender.
  • They’re both spice-rubbed and saucy at the same time.
  • You can prepare these BBQ Ribs in advance.
  • They’re perfect for all the gatherings, big and small, all year round.
  • You don’t need a grill if you don’t want it.
  • Once you try these finger-licking-good ribs, you’ll never go back.
Tender BBQ Ribs
You won’t want to make ribs any other way again.

Prepare ribs a day ahead for amazing flavor

These BBQ Sriracha Ribs are incredible. We can’t wait for you to see for yourself. You may never make ribs any other way again.

The ribs need to be prepped at least a day ahead, so the dry rub has time to do its magic. You can even prepare them up to 2 days in advance. After marinating in dry rub overnight, we slow bake these ribs until they are incredibly tender. At this point, you’ll want to tear right into them…and they’ll taste amazing already.

But it gets better. Smother the ribs with plenty of delectable zesty BBQ sauce. Then throw them on the grill at the very end, just to get that beautiful char and smoky flavor. These ribs are sooo good, there are not enough words to describe.

Homemade Ribs with BBQ Sauce

About the dry rub

The dry rub here consists of basic pantry ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen:

  • Brown sugar lends depth of flavor while providing the sweetness
  • We highly recommend smoked paprika, as it has a much more pronounced, smoky flavor profile than regular paprika.
  • Cayenne and freshly ground black pepper share some zesty kick
  • For dry rubs, use garlic powder and onion powder instead of freshly chopped.

About the BBQ Sauce

Call it cheaty or not, but we’re making it easy for you: feel free to grab a bottle of your favorite brand of BBQ sauce (honey BBQ works extra well) and whisk in Sriracha and pure honey for the easiest zesty-sweet BBQ sauce ever.

Easy BBQ ribs with sauce

Baked BBQ Ribs
Commonly Asked Questions

How long do you bake ribs for?

Ribs are best done low and slow in the oven. Bake at 325F for 2.5 hours for juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs.

How do you get baked ribs to look browned and a bit charred on top?

After baking ribs to a tender finish, place on a heated grill for 5-10 minutes; just long enough for ribs to gain a nice light char on top.

What if I can’t access a grill?

You can still achieve a nice charring on top by broiling finished ribs on high in the oven for a few minutes. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.


More to Cook and Eat:

  • Smoky BBQ Pulled Chicken. Make this ahead of time for easy entertaining. Tender, tasty pulled chicken is perfect for both family weeknights and weekend dinners.
  • BBQ Turkey Meatloaf. Tender, mouthwatering, and delicious. Easy to boot.
  • BBQ Baked Beans. It’s McCheaty Easy, and nobody will complain. These are the easiest, yummiest BBQ beans ever.

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  • If you love a bit of kick with good depth of flavor, you’ll need more than one bottle of Sriracha.

  • Comes with rack, for nonstick release of baked goods as well as healthy roasting. Easy cleanup.

  • Smoked Paprika

    Smoked Paprika lends a depth of flavor

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BBQ Ribs (Oven Baked, Extra Tender)

5 from 18 reviews

These BBQ Sriracha Ribs are finger-licking great! Every bite is savory, sweet, and zesty. The ribs are mostly prepared ahead of time, and grilled right before serving for a superior tenderness that can’t be beat. 

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: 10 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 full racks uncooked ribs, 3-4 lbs each (Baby Back or St. Louis both work well)

Dry Rub:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 TB kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 TB freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Sauce:

  • 1 (18oz) bottle your favorite BBQ sauce, bottled or homemade (we recommend a good quality honey BBQ sauce.)
  • 3 tsp Sriracha (for moderate spice level)
  • 1 TB pure honey

Instructions

  1. Dry Rub: Dry the racks of ribs with paper towels. In a bowl, combine all dry rub ingredients and whisk to combine well. Pat and press dry rub onto both sides of rib racks. Tightly wrap each rack of ribs in foil, individually. Place in a single layer on a large baking sheet and let sit in fridge overnight.
  2. Bake: Preheat oven to 325F. Bake foil-wrapped ribs, on baking sheet, for 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Cool: Remove ribs, let cool enough to handle, and remove foil. Discard juices. (Ribs can be prepared one day early up to this point; just cover and chill until ready to grill.)
  4. Sauce: Make the sauce by combining all sauce ingredients in a bowl. Brush ribs generously with desired amount of BBQ sauce. Ribs will be very tender, so handle carefully.
  5. Grill: Place on heated grill for 5-10 minutes per side, or until charred in spots. Use a sharp knife to carefully slice ribs so they don’t fall apart (should be fork tender!) Enjoy.

Notes

*If needed, check that your brand of sauce is gluten-free.

*As an alternative to grilling, you can finish cooked ribs in the broiler; set to high broil and watch closely, to achieve desired charring. 

*If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 560
  • Sugar: 21.5 g
  • Sodium: 528.9 mg
  • Fat: 32.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 44.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 152.3 mg
  • Category: dinner, main
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: BBQ Ribs, Baked Ribs, Easy Ribs

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31 comments

    • K Bush

    These were best ribs I’ve ever cooked! I didn’t make the sauce, I used Sweet Baby Ray’s then broiled in oven for a few minutes. They were delicious.! The rub is definitely my go to now. Next time I’ll try the homemade sauce too.

      • Amy Dong

      The spice rub is everything! Thanks, and glad you enjoyed it!

    • Loreto and Nicoletta

    Your ribs look amazing. I love the combination of flavors and spices to give those ribs so much flavor. I am so craving ribs now!❤️

    • Lauren Michael Harris

    Tis the season for all things grilled! We’ve barely been cooking indoors and these ribs were our favorite new grilling recipe we’ve made so far! Amazing!

    • Katie Crenshaw

    Followed the steps exactly as written and my ribs turned out incredible. They were tender and packed with flavor. I won’t be making them any other way from now on.

    • Andrea Pannell

    BBQ ribs are a family favorite in our house! Will be making these soon for sure!

    • Pete

    The dry rub was so easy to make, and added great flavor! Finger licking good!!!

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