Making ribs can either be easy or intimidating and I was latter. All the baking, basting and pasting just seemed too confusing to me 🙂 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.
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 a 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 or 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.
- Marinate ribs in liquid smoke overnight or at least 2 hours
- Dry with paper towel.
- Heat oven to 350F
- Apply the dry rub and massage on both sides.
- Wrap the ribs in layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
- Bake for 2 hrs.
- Let it rest for 1 hour
- 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 🙂