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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 is to boil them first, tenderizing the meat while it removes most of the fat and then oven roasting them with your favorite BBQ rub or sauce.

Autumn and winter are the perfect time 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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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, check 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.

Here is a photo of 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.


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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!  It’s a clever way to eliminate and remove most of the fat from the ribs, and 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 to rub on your favorite BBQ sauce, and into the oven, they go!


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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 favorites 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 coleslaw and our drunken baked beans 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 Nicks 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

Fast & Easy Oven-Roasted Baby Back Ribs

Fast & Easy Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs by

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

Hello friends! Are you cooking with us?  If you try these fast & easy oven-roasted baby back ribs, let us know and leave a comment and a star rating below!  We’d love to hear from you!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy and Healthy Cooking!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Anna and Liz


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  • Reply
    August 20, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you for reminding me to parboil ribs in water which my mother taught me and I guess I forgot. My family will love this for dinner.

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      by Anna and Liz
      August 20, 2021 at 11:38 pm

      You are quite welcomed! Welcome to our blog! It’s nice to meet you. Enjoy this recipe, and let us know the outcome. Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hannah J Parrish
    January 10, 2021 at 4:55 am

    if you have them sealed in foodsaver bags, I would just cover them in water…. Fill the sink with water and immerse the ribs still sealed. They will thaw pretty quickly and I figure they will turn out better. I have tied this method and it has worked well for me. While I haven’t tried cooking ribs or butts from frozen, I recently read an article concerning how this practice may make for a tougher piece of meat….. so take that for what its worth, which may not be much….

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      by Anna and Liz
      January 10, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      I will take your advice and try this method, thanks so much!

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    July 5, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Just made them with a cherry bbq sauce. Yummy!!!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      July 5, 2020 at 2:26 pm

      Sounds fantastic Mary! I bet it was amazing! Thanks so much for leaving a comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    January 20, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    An oldie but goodie!

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      January 20, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks Abbe!! We think so too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Steve Szamocki
        September 2, 2021 at 11:19 pm

        Do you bring water to a boil first and then add ribs for the 20 min? Does that matter? I love this recipe have made a couple times but had that question on the boiling thinking whether it might cook them too long.

        • Reply
          by Anna and Liz
          September 3, 2021 at 12:04 am

          Hi Steve, it really doesn’t matter. I make these ribs often, and sometimes I do it either way and they turn out great I hope this helps.

  • Reply
    Nicole Nadel
    January 17, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    This looks amazing!!! Have you ever tried boiling them in Coca-Cola instead of water?

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 17, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      No I haven’t, but now I am intrigued to try it! Thanks for the tip!

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    Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
    January 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    I love baby back ribs and have never tried them using this easy method. Great way to stay out of the cold and enjoy some lip-smacking delicious ribs! Thanks Ana and Liz!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks Roz! Same here, and we love using our ovens all winter long! Enjoy these ribs!

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    Sue/the view from great island
    May 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    This will make my husband a very happy man. He adores ribs and, guess what? I've never ever made them! I am going to make these and surprise him!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      January 17, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks Sue! He’ll be so thrilled!

  • Reply
    May 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Your ribs look delicious,..Love barbeque ribs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    May 8, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I am drooling! We love baby back ribs and during the winter I always make them in the oven but I've never tried the pre-boiling method. Next time!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    May 8, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I don't have a grill but I love BBQ ribs. These look amazing!!

    • Reply
      May 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      So glad Bianca!! Now you can make them too !! Enjoy!

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    May 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I do my ribs like this, too but sometimes I throw them on the grill just to add a little more flavor. Can't go wrong and now you've got my heart racing!

    • Reply
      May 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Hi Abbe! So true – no matter how you make them you can't go wrong. Thanks !

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    The Harried Cook
    May 17, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Those look incredibly delicious! I wish I lived closer so I could drop in to taste them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    April 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Goodness!!! They look delicious!

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    April 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    We were talking about making ribs this past weekend. The craving is in full force now! Thanks for this easy recipe. Have a great week.

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      Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
      May 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Still loving this recipe! They are beautiful ribs and something that would make everyone happy. The secrets in the sauce!

    • Reply
      May 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      So true!! They do make everyone happy !

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