Fast & Easy Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs

Fast & Easy Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs (+video).  Juicy tender and succulent oven-roasted baby back ribs made easy!  An easier way to make pork ribs ‘barbecue-style’ without the use of the grill is to boil them first, tenderizing the meat while it removes most of the fat, and then roast them with your favorite BBQ rub or sauce.

Oven-Roasted Baby Back Ribs…

Autumn and winter are the perfect times of year to make these fast & easy oven-roasted baby back ribs. No need to use your outdoor grill.

This recipe is a simple 2-step process that requires NO fuss and NO mess when making baby back ribs barbecue-style!

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First, Need to Check for “Silver Skin” on the Back…

The first thing to know is that some meat markets, but not all, already remove the “silver skin” from the back of the rib rack.

However,  when you buy a package of rack ribs, you will need to see if there is a thin silver skin lining on the back of the ribs.  If it is there?  You will have to remove it yourself.

How to Remove the “Silver Skin” from the Baby Back Ribs?

Carefully, try slipping a knife under it, somewhere on the edge of the bone, and pull the thin layer of skin off with your hand.  Once that is removed, then you can begin.

Removing the silver lining from the baby back ribs.

Over the years, one thing we learned about cooking with pork ribs is the need to boil them first.

The tip here is to boil them in the water! 

Why Boil these Ribs? (*full recipe below!)

There are several reasons to boil the ribs before roasting them.

  • It’s a clever way to eliminate and remove most of the fat from the ribs.
  • Plus, at the same time, it helps to tenderize the meat while it cuts the cooking time in half.
  • Once you boil the fat off the pork, leaving the ribs to be lean and tender, all that is left to do is rub on your favorite BBQ sauce and go into the oven!
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Everyone has a favorite barbecue sauce.  And we do too!

We love to bake these baby back ribs with a hickory, spiced barbecue sauce on them. 

I keep two of my favorite sauces in the fridge, one is called Rib Rack, Southern Bourbon flavor, and the other is Jack Daniels Hickory flavor.

Both sauces have a rich smoky flavor with a sweet taste of molasses that everyone loves.  The sauce is SO GOOD, the ribs become finger-licking delicious!

Serve them with your favorite salad as a side. Or serve with our drunken baked beans, some homemade cornbread, or pumpkin cornbread, and this meal could be added to your list of making dinners for a family of 4 for under $20.00.

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Your family and friends will LOVE these Fast & Easy Oven-Roasted Baby Back Ribs! 

Also, try our homemade easy garlic mashed potatoes and cheesy mini biscuits (Jim n Nick copycat), they too make the perfect sides for these baby back ribs!

Baby back ribs are also very inexpensive to buy, they cost about five dollars per pound and they cost even less if you find them on sale.

Try them!  You’ll love them as much as we do!

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Fast & Easy Oven-Roasted Baby Back Ribs

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Fast & Easy Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs. Juicy tender and succulent oven-roasted baby back ribs made easy! An easier way to make pork ribs 'barbecue-style' without the use of the grill and in half the time! Oven roasting baby back ribs are delicious and easy on the wallet too!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1.5 to 2 pounds Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs (about 14 to 16 ribs)
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup ( about 8 to 10 Tbsp.) BBQ Sauce of your choice
  • cooking oil spray


  1. First, generously spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with cooking oil and set it aside. For easier cleanup, you can line the baking pan with foil wrap, and spray the foil wrap with cooking oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepot, filled with water, halfway. Add the baby back ribs into the water. Cover with a lid and bring to boil. Boil ribs for 15 to 20 minutes. They should be soft and tender when you pierce them with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, Preheat OVEN to 400 degrees F.
  4. Using kitchen tongs, remove the ribs and allow them to drain over the pot for a few seconds, and transfer them to the prepared baking pan. Drain and discard the greasy water.
  5. Rub your favorite barbecue sauce over the entire surface, using the back of a spoon.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground black pepper over the ribs.
  7. BAKE uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, carefully placing the hot baking dish on a safe surface, and flip over the ribs. Rub some more barbecue sauce over them. Place them back into the oven.
  9. Bake for an additional 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and cut them into pieces.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Serves 4 to 6


Cooks Notes: I have made these baby back ribs many times and noticed that the larger size ones will need more roasting time, about 5 to 8 minutes more. While the smaller ones will need only 10 to 12 minutes per side, in the oven.
Also, you need to serve them immediately. The pork will be tender, soft, and juicy as soon as they come out of the oven.
If you let them cool down too long, and wait to eat them, the molasses and sugar on the ribs will solidify, causing them to be chewy.

Nutrition Information:


4 to 6 servings

Serving Size:

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 18gCarbohydrates: 0.0gProtein: 21g

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  1. This is probably my 10th time making ribs using your recipe! It’s awesome!

    If I could add one thing to it, I would say not to pour out the juice from the ribs boiled in the water. It makes a beef broth or stock. That’s absolutely beneficial for any dogs you might have, to pour some over their kibble or whatever you feed them for a wonderful nutritional boost, not to mention extremely appetizing flavors!

    1. That is awesome to know, Corey. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a great tip about saving the water from the ribs and adding it to our dogs food for additional nutrition. Who knew? Thank you again! And thank you for trying our recipes. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. So many great tips for preparing ribs! I had never thought of boiling them but it makes perfect sense, Anna and Liz! I’m sure it is just beautiful in Charleston right now!
    xo Roz

    1. Thanks so much, Roz! We have been making them this way for years, and its works every time. Have a great week and thanks again!