Oven Baked Ribs

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


These no-fuss oven baked ribs will satisfy every meat-loving man or child in your house! Pair them with some baked potatoes and baked beans for a winning combination!


  • 34 lb spare ribs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup ketchup (I used Trader Joe’s Organic Ketchup)
  • 1/2 cup barbeque sauce (I used Trader Joe’s All Natural)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Place the ribs in a large stock pot with enough water or broth to cover. (Note: I seasoned my water with stuff I had on hand: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion, jalepeno, and bay leaves.) Bring the water to a boil and lower heat to a simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In medium saucepan, combine ketchup, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and garlic; blend well.
  4. Cook the sauce over medium-low heat for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove ribs from water. Cut the ribs between the bones and place on a baking pan with sides. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, rubbing it in. (Note: A rib spice rub would be awesome here. I just didn’t have time to make one.) Cover ribs in the sauce.
  6. Cover the pan with foil and cook for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes. (Note: Use parchment or foil on bottom of pan!)