When I was a kid, my dad grilled all the time. Steaks, burgers and ribs. IT Guy does NOT grill and I really miss a nice grilled meal. So when I learned I could get almost the same taste from my oven, I was all over that. Now I know that cooking ribs in the oven isn’t exactly the same because nothing beats a true grilled rack of ribs...but when you’re in the mood for some ribs and want little to no effort put into the process...then this works. And they’re delicious...so there’s that.
Easy Smoky Ribs
2 1/2 - 3 pounds baby back ribs
2 tablespoons oil
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup barbecue sauce (I used Sweet baby Ray’s)
Line a cookie sheet with foil. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Drizzle ribs with oil and place bone-side down on the cookie sheet.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and garlic salt.
Spread dry mixture over the ribs.
Cover ribs loosely with foil and bake for 2 hours or until tender.
Remove foil and brush ribs with barbecue sauce and bake for 15 minutes.
If desired, turn broiler to high and place ribs under broiler for a few minutes to caramelize.
Allow ribs to stand for a few minutes then slice and serve with extra sauce.