These Dry Rub Oven Baked Ribs are perfect for those times when you want tender flavor packed ribs but aren’t able to grill or smoke them. They are perfect for those stormy summer days when outside cooking is not an option.
We are really experiencing a wet summer and if it is not raining than it is a gazillion freaking degrees. I feel like I live in the swampland! If you have just about had your fill of cooking outside cooking these Dry Rub Oven Baked Ribs are perfect for you! The flavor and tenderness are out of this world. The dry rub can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the cupboard!!
How do you make Dry Rub Oven Baked Ribs?
First mix the paprika, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Apply it to the meaty side of the ribs and allow to set for 30 to 40 minutes. Now place the ribs meaty side down on a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and seal them up well.
Bake at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until very tender. Remove from the oven and let sit until they are cool enough to safely remove from the aluminum foil. Place the ribs rub side up on a cookie sheet. Raise the oven temp to 375 degrees and baste with barbecue sauce. Cook for 20 minutes then remove from the oven and baste again with barbecue sauce. Return to the oven and cook for another 20 minutes.
I honestly prefer to grill outside in the cooler seasons. I often knock the snow off my grill and fire it up but sometimes baked ribs are the way to go and they can taste just good as grilled or smoked. ! It takes a few hours to prepare these as they bake on a low temperature for a while. You will need to prepare a little in advance of your hungry tummy! When they are completely done I like to let them rest for a bit and then serve up with extra Kansas City style barbecue sauce.
Recipe notes and helpful tips
- Always remove the silver skin from your ribs before starting this and other rib recipes. Here is a great article with pictures on how to do it from Fine Cooking.
- I like cayenne pepper in my rub however if you are sensitive to spicy food than omit it or add a very small amount at a time and taste the rub after each addition.
- Slow cook the ribs in the aluminum foil until fork tender.
- If you like your ribs a little crispy on the edges turn the broiler in the last phase for the final few minutes of cooking. However stay close as I have always found broilers unpredictable.
- Sometimes I throw the ribs on the grill after the initial cooking of 1 1/2 hours. I might do this if the rain clears and if I want to crisp the edges of my ribs.
Sides to enjoy with your Oven Baked Ribs!
- Grandma’s Creamy Dill Pickle Potato Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe
- Corn Salad with Easy Lime Vinaigrette
- Spaghetti Salad
- Classic Deviled Eggs
This post was originally published August 5, 2016 and was republished July 5, 2019 with new content and pictures.Print
Dry Rub Baked Ribs
With this easy delectable rub you can have tasty tender fall off the bone baked ribs that just melt in your mouth.
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 190 minutes
- Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
- Yield: 1 slab
- Category: main meal pork
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 large slab pork ribs silverskin removed
- Kansas City style barbecue sauce
- Mix paprika, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Apply to meaty side of the ribs and allow to set for 30-45 minutes.
- Place ribs meaty side down on heavy duty aluminum foil and wrap well to seal. Place on cookie sheet; bake at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until the ribs are tender. Remove from oven and let sit for 20-30 minutes or until cool enough to fully remove from the foil.
- Remove from foil and place ribs rub side up on the cookie sheet. Raise oven temperature to 350 degrees. Baste with barbecue sauce and place in oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, baste again and cook for 20 more minutes.
Keywords: oven baked ribs, oven baked pork ribs, pork ribs, oven baked dry rub ribs, dry rub for ribs
How many ribs are in a serving?
It depends on the size of the slab. The average slab has 13 ribs so that would about 4 ribs per person.
I don’t care for sweet meat. Can I leave out the brown sugar in your rub? Thanks. Hoping to make these next week.
Just started making them and I cannot wait to enjoy such a wonderful meal , truly blessed to be with the family this uncertain times , but great meals like this along with faith in god fill our tummie and spirit with joy ….amen
That is awesome. Thanks for sharing your joy and faith.
My kids go nuts for these! I bake them longer – 3 1/2 to 4 hours – at 275 and skip the time at 350. Then after unwrapping, I finish them under the broiler for a little bit and they turn out just falling apart amazing. Great rub though; simple but excellent. I sometimes add minced fresh garlic or some garlic powder too.
Thanks Paul! Thanks for your delicious tips! I wish I was cooking these for dinner this evening! They make the house smell fabulous!!
for stars till I make today am starving eat a sweet oriental rapini so I will use your dry rub and baste wit any juices or butter will post after ….
Okay sounds good Joseph! I hope you enjoy them!!
What a finger licking good rib recipe! Falls of the bone and is perfectly flavored; delicious!
The flavor is outstanding! These fall off the bone with ease! Definitely making this again!
Finger-licking delicious and just the right balance of sweet to spicy!
That looks really amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try!
Should I raise the temp or leave it at 275 if not using sauce? Thanks!
Maybe 300 degrees and I think I would cut that last cooking down a bit so you don’t dry them out.
If I didn’t want to baste with bbq sauce, how long do i bake them for?
Bake at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until the ribs are tender. Remove from the foil and bake another 20-30 minutes.
This is the best dry rib rub for the oven… Ribs where very off the bone tender…My family loved them…
That is awesome Janice! So glad that you liked them!
The rub for these ribs is so flavorful and it just seasons them so well. Thank you!
These ribs are unforgettable! Totally scrumptious!
I love how easy this was to make! My husband was won over. Thank you!
These oven baked ribs are amazing! Juicy and tender, the best dinner recipe!
Oh my goodness! These are making my mouth water! I’ll have to try them soon.
Are temps in centigrade or fahrenheit
I make this for my in-laws when they visit every month, and if they didn’t love this so much maybe they’d stop coming over so often! …I wish they would. I done.
That is hilarious! LOL!!
These were the best ribs! The seasoning was spot on and the ribs were so tender! I was very proud to serve them!
Awesome! So glad that you liked them. It so cold here that the only ones I would be cooking are in my oven. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!