Hassle-free, tender oven-baked ribs with a one-pan-clean-up! Just pop the marinated meat into the baking bag and you're done! The result is delicious "fall-off-the-bone" ribs, perfect for anytime of year!
No matter what type you choose, whether it's Baby Back or St. Louis, this easy method works beautifully with little prep or clean up.
Why you'll love this recipe!
The secret to this foolproof recipe is to use a baking bag!
- 5-minute No-fuss preparation
- Easy one-pan cleanup
- When it's too hot to grill outside or stand over a hot stove, just pop these into the oven and head to the pool!
What you'll need:
Other than a slab of ribs, you'll need the following ingredients
How to make it:
- Add a little flour to the bag before adding the the rest of the ingredients
- Place meat in baking bag
- In a medium bowl, make the marinade
- Pour in marinade; massage and seal; refrigerate for 1 hour turning 15 minutes
- After 1 hour, remove plastic bag and place in study baking pan; preheat oven to 250ºF
- Cut slits in top of baking bag
- Place in oven for 3-4 hours
- When done, carefully remove hot baking bag
- Pour barbecue sauce over meat
- Place under 500ºF broiler until sauce begins to bubble
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes
- Slice and serve
- If baking more than one rack, place them side by side in one bag or use two or more
- When the ribs are marinating in the fridge, flip them a few times to allow the marinade to coat well
- Do not add barbecue sauce until they're done
- For best results, use a very sharp or serrated knife to slice the meat
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Foolproof Oven Baked Ribs
- 1 rack baby back ribs
- ½ cup orange juice
- ⅓ cup liquid smoke
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons pepper
Prep and Marinade
- Add 1 tablespoon flour to oven bag; shake bag until flour has coated interior
- Add ribs to oven bag
- Combine orange juice and remaining ingredients in a large bowl
- Pour orange juice mixture into the baking bag; massage liquid; secure bag with tie
- Refrigerate for an hour
- Preheat oven to 250ºF
- Remove ribs from refrigerator; cut slits into the top of the baking bag
- Place bag on baking dish; tuck the sides of the bag into the pan so they're not overhanging the baking dish
- Bake for 4 hours at 250ºF
- Remove from oven; carefully cut away oven bag and slide ribs onto baking dish
- Turn oven to broil
- Coat meat with barbecue sauce
- Place under broiler to desired crispness
- Remove from heat; allow to rest 10 minutes
- Slice individually, or in sections (3 ribs per person) with knife.
- If you don't have four hours to cook, no big deal! Just turn the oven to 350ºF and cook them for about 50 minutes, or until they've reached an internal temperature of 140ºF
- Use your favorite barbecue sauce
- 4 oz. of ribs is about half a rack of baby backs (4-6 ribs per person)