For this recipe, you’ll need 3-4 pounds of ribs, your favorite BBQ sauce, a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of onion powder, a teaspoon of paprika, a teaspoon of cumin, and a teaspoon of chili powder. You’ll also need a baking sheet, aluminum foil, and some olive oil.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the ribs out of the package and pat them dry with a paper towel. Place them on the baking sheet, and then rub the ribs with a teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, and chili powder. Rub the ribs with olive oil, then cover them with aluminum foil. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 1-2 hours, or until the ribs are tender.
Once the ribs are tender, remove the foil and brush them with your favorite BBQ sauce. Return the ribs to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the ribs are slightly charred. Serve the ribs with extra BBQ sauce and your favorite sides.
This recipe yields 4 servings. Each serving contains approximately 437 calories, 27 grams of fat, 28 grams of protein, and 16 grams of carbohydrates. It also contains 1 gram of fiber and 3 grams of sugar.
Ribs are a great source of protein, and they also contain essential vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and iron. They are also a good source of calcium, which is important for strong bones and teeth. However, ribs are higher in fat and calories, so it’s important to enjoy them in moderation.
Tips and Tricks
For extra flavor, add a tablespoon of your favorite spice blend to the rub. You can also add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the BBQ sauce for some extra tanginess. If you want to cook the ribs faster, you can pre-cook them in the microwave for 8-10 minutes before baking in the oven.
If you want to make the ribs even more tender, you can add a cup of chicken broth or apple juice to the baking sheet before covering with foil. This will create steam and help the ribs stay moist while baking. You can also cook the ribs on the grill instead of in the oven for even more smoky flavor.
For a healthier alternative, you can bake the ribs without the BBQ sauce. Instead, rub them with olive oil and your favorite herbs and spices. This will cut down on the fat and calories, but still give you delicious, tender ribs.
BBQ ribs in the oven are an easy and delicious way to enjoy this classic dish. With a few simple ingredients, you can make tender and flavorful ribs in less than 2 hours. Just remember to enjoy ribs in moderation, as they are higher in fat and calories than other proteins.