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Foolproof Oven Baked Ribs

Tender and flavorful oven-baked ribs
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 oz.
Calories: 596kcal
Author: Anecia Hero


  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 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)


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 5190mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1616IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg