Easy Oven Baked Barbecue Ribs

2 Oct

Making ribs can either be easy or intimidating and I was latter. All the baking, basting and pasting just seemed too confusing to me ๐Ÿ™‚ till I saw a snippet of easy oven baked ribs on Disney Jr when my kids were watching TV. Everyone has a preference of the type of ribs they like. Some like it dry (Memphis Style Ribs), sauced, sweet, savory or spicy. My husband and me enjoy dry savory ribs and my sons like sauced sweet ribs.


ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Oven Baked Sauced Ribs

Making the dry rub was easy and me the impatient person that I am did not want to bake them at 225F but at 350F. My Goan infused dry spice rub made me very anxious and edgy till the ribs were done and I had my first taste. I added cloves, chile and cinnamon powder which are aย common ingredients for most of Goan Meat cooking recipes.

Ribs Dry Rub Recipe

Serving Size: 8 -10 lbs of ribs


1/4 cup cumin powder

1/4 cup onion powder

1/4 cup garlic powder

2 tbsp or 1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp of ancho or chipotle

2 tbsp of sea salt

1 tbsp of pepper powder

2 tbsp of chili powder orย cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp of cloves (optional)

1 tbsp of cinnamon powder (optional)


Mix all the powders together and store in an air-tight container.


Researching online I figured 8 steps to follow for making my Easy Oven baked Ribs.

  1. Marinate ribs in liquid smoke overnight or atย least 2 hours
  2. Dry with paper towel.
  3. Heat oven to 350F
  4. Apply the dry rub and massage on both sides.
  5. Wrap the ribs in layers of ย heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 2 hrs.
  7. Let it rest for 1 hour
  8. Apply sauce of choice and broil on high for 7 minutes(keep a close eye as it can get easily burnt unattended).


Serving Size: 4-6


4-5 lbs of spare or short ribs.

1/2 part of above dry rub

6 tbsp of Mesquite liquid smoke

8 cups of water

2 tbsp of sea salt



Wash and clean the ribs. Carefully take the sliverskin under the ribs (helps to season the back of the ribs better). In a large bowl soak the ribs overnight or at least 2hrs minimum with liquid smoke, salt and water.

Heat over to 350F

Dry the ribs with a paper towel, rub them with dry spice mix on both sides.

Place them in 3 to 4 heavy-duty aluminium foil wrapper and seal the ribs well.

Place then in the oven and baked for 2hrs till done.

Let the ribs rest for about 1 hour without opening the foil.

Baste it with barbecue sauce of choice( I used the Texas Style Spicy Smoky Mesquite Sauce) and broil it on high about 7-8 minutes so it does not burn.


Enjoy with a nice side of Steamed Garlic Soy Green Beans.

Please share your recipes or tips on making ribs in the comment section. I would love to hear from you since I am still a novice at this ๐Ÿ™‚


60 Responses to “Easy Oven Baked Barbecue Ribs”

  1. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser October 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi Nandini, wonderful recipe!!! Cheryl

    • Nandini October 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

      Thank You Cheryl so much. Hope you are having a great weekend my dear friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jim October 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    yum. you must be one really good cook

    • Nandini October 2, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

      Thank Much Jim that is kind of you to say. Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jim October 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

        you too sweetie

    • ledrakenoir October 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

      Agree with ‘Jim’… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. LittleLadyLujan October 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    Looks so delicious! Adding this to next weeks menu

    • Nandini October 2, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

      Thank You So much. I am happy to hear that. Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. linsolo93 October 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

    Hi Nandini I love the spice mix used in this recipe. I would probably us smoked paprika as. Am not a big fan of Mesquite seasoning. Check out my homemade BBQ sauce recipe on taste2taste, which would go very well with your ribs recipe. Could easily be made with orange or apple juice or water for an alcohol free version instead of the honey ale.

    • Nandini October 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your tips. I will definitely try your version next time. A alcohol version is definitely much more appetizing ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lynz Real Cooking October 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    Yumm love this recipe

  6. satabdi October 2, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    Is this recipe can be done with Lamb rib. This looks delicious

    • Nandini October 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

      You are so right. It’s great for any meats ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lorraine October 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    My son-in-law makes ribs in the oven too. Store bought rub to marinate for several hours in a foil envelope then abkes for about 3 hours at 275 degrees. Then paints in BBQ sauce and broils 5 MIn each side.

    • Nandini October 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your son-in-laws recipe Lorraine. You have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Yvonne October 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    Oh my, these ribs look too good to be true! Just looking at them make me hungry!


    • Nandini October 2, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

      Thank You so much Yvonne ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Santosh Namby October 2, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    they look so yummy…. awesome…

    • Nandini October 3, 2015 at 8:43 am #

      Thank You Much Santosh ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. lynne hoareau October 3, 2015 at 1:23 am #

    Sorry no tips from me :-(. This recipe sounds awesome ! I have never done ribs in the oven so this will be a challenge for me. My hubby loves ribs, so he will be super happy. Have a great weekend.

    • Nandini October 3, 2015 at 8:49 am #

      That is ok Lynne. Thank you for still dropping me a line :-). I will look forward to your feedback. you too have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Lynne Hoareau October 16, 2015 at 11:02 am #

        Hi Nandini, I did your ribs ๐Ÿ™‚ and they turned out great !!! Much better than the store bought ones. Really pleased you did this post as now I can do them properly. Have a lovely weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Nandini October 16, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

          Thank You Lynne. I truly appreciate you taking the time to write me your feed and I am double happy to know that you also enjoyed the recipe. You too have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. STAN THE MAN October 3, 2015 at 4:42 am #

    Hey Nandini!

    I am speechless. OVEN BAKED BARBECUE RIBS look YUMMYLICIOUS. I for one love PORK RIBS. I like Your idea of BAKING THE RIBS as opposed to cooking them in a pot. Again Your PRESENTATION of this recipe looks SMASHING. And the ingredients of the GOAN INFUSED dry spice rub is just out of this WORLD. I think it is safe to say that ribs are every Goan’s favourite. As far as I know, no FEAST IS COMPLETE without pork in GOA.. I recall, going back a few years, My friend Stanley Coutinho, took Me once to a restaurant in Colva to eat PORK RIBS. When We got to this place the ribs they served had no meat at all, that was such a criminal waste of time, in other words there was nothing to eat. It was INCREDIBLE. I believe ribs should have a DECENT amount of FLESH/MEAT on them otherwise it defeats the very idea of a FABULOUS DISH. Your photo EXIBITS a fair amount of meat on the ribs and that’s how it should be. Furthermore, the presence of raw onion on Your finished product makes it very TOOTHSOME. I am FLABBERGASTED with Your BARBECUE RIBS, or rather OVER THE MOON. What an addition to ANYBODY’s collection of GOAN RECIPES. I think, I can go to the extent of singing,YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY I GOT ROOM IN MY TUMMY TO TRY OUT NANDINI’S RECIPE. Nandini, You are such an INSPIRATION to every GOAN and the REST OF THE WORLD. And finally, thanks for sharing Your CULINARY EXPERTISE with US. I could go on and on and on about Your CULINARY EXPERTISE, but I will CALL IT QUITS.




    • Nandini October 3, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      Thank you Mr Stan, I am humbled by your kind remarks. I do enjoy reading your stories. Cooking it’s my zen thing the get’s me creative. It’s when my mind does it’s work. Pork is very essential to Goan cuisine and I am sure the restaurant in Goa must have made vindaloo with the meat ๐Ÿ™‚ You and Mrs Stan have a great Blessed weekend as well.

  12. Loretta October 3, 2015 at 6:12 am #

    I too love ribs Nandini, and I love how you’ve incorporated so many different spices to satisfy everyone’s tastes. I usually cook baby back ribs, and love the sweet and sour tastes that it provides. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Nandini October 3, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      Thank You Loretta so much and for your kind words. My family too loves ribs as well. I had a sick kid this week and the store was out of baby back. I do want to make it with short ribs soon. You too have a great wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. stateeats October 3, 2015 at 7:31 am #

    Love your rub, I’m going to try that – Kat

    • Nandini October 3, 2015 at 10:13 am #

      Thank you so much Kat. Please let me know your thought when you try it. Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. youthfoodblog October 3, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    I love the plating! Very elegant.

    • Nandini October 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank You. Appreciate your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Laura @ Feast Wisely October 3, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    Looks delicious Nandini and I’ve never seen liquid smoke before – will have to track some down!

    • Nandini October 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

      Thank You Laura so much. I hope you do find it. It is very convenient for people like me who don’t have a grill or smoker but still can enjoy smoky flavored meats. Have a great week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. bakingwifemodernlife October 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    This looks right up my alley! No Fussing about! Thank you for stopping by my blog and joining my foodie family ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to start reading through your recipes they look delicious!! xxxx

    • Nandini October 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

      You and very welcome and Thank You too for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. dmariebates October 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Wow, your ribs look amazing. I like making ribs in the oven too. They come out real tender. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nandini October 5, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

      Thank You so much Dmarie. I too was surprised as to howtender and fall of the bone they were.

  18. ryehumour October 5, 2015 at 12:26 am #

    Hi Nandini, thanks for stopping by Rye Humour! Love your recipes– I can’t stop looking at the photo of all the spices– so much flavour and colour packed into one little plate! I’ll have to give this dry rub a try the next time I’m in the mood for barbecue.

    xo Molly

    • Nandini October 5, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

      Thank You so much Molly. Appreciate your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Allthatcooking October 6, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    hi, Great photo of the dish. Just love the great colors in it. very inviting dish !
    Thanks !

    • Nandini October 8, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

      Thank you Oli for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. oneyummymummy October 9, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    omg this recipie looks amazing x i will have to try x

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

      Thank You so much Jolene ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. honey bee October 9, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award. For more info do check here:

    • Nandini October 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

      Thank You so much Honey Bee. That is very kind and sweet of you ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. NataleeEmbry October 10, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    I am going to try your rib rub for sure, I want to see how it stands up to my Nana’s. I bet it is going to be awesome!

    • Nandini October 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

      Wow! Natalee that’s a big compliment. Thank You! I hope I have a chance with your Nana’s recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Sabrina October 19, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    The spice rub sounds great!!

    • Nandini October 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

      Thanks Sabrina ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Harry...the Man! October 19, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    I do love ribs. I usually buy ribs and sauce from the shop and then chip some sweet potatoes, coat these sweet potato chips in oil and put them into the oven as well. And then Gloria and I eat ribs, sweet potato chips and sweetcorn.

    I find covering the tray of ribs with foil keeps them tender and juicy.

    • Nandini October 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks Harry for sharing your tips. I like sweet potatoes. I will try it next time.

  25. Cooking For The Time Challenged November 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    Wow! You are some cook.โ™จ๏ธ

    • Nandini November 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

      Thanks , It was my first time making them ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Cooking For The Time Challenged November 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

        You have a real touch. Understanding food and how to mix and match is a special gift. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.


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