barbecue ribs
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Foolproof Ribs

The good thing about this indoor method of cooking ribs is you cook them low and slow, so the kitchen doesn't heat up and the meat remains nice and tender.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Marinade and Cooking Time5 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 depending upon who you're feeding
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Anecia Hero - SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce


  • Preheat oven to 250ºF
  • Add 1 tablespoon flour to oven bag; shake bag until flour has coated interior
  • Add ribs to oven bag
  • Add orange juice and remaining ingredients; massage ingredients to coat ribs
  • Refrigerate for an hour
  • Remove 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 ribs from oven; carefully cut away oven bag and slide ribs onto baking dish
  • Turn oven to broil
  • Pour barbecue sauce on ribs; coat both sides
  • Place ribs under broiler to desired crispness
  • Remove from heat; allow to rest 10 minutes
  • Slice ribs individually, or in sections (3 ribs per person) with knife.


  • If you don't have four hours to let ribs cook slowly, 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


Calories: 100kcal