This oven baked ribs recipe is hands-down the best!
This tasty recipe is the easiest way to get juicy, flavorful, fall-off-the-bone tender baby back ribs!
Using just a handful of herbs and spices that are likely already in the pantry, and a simple procedure, these baked ribs come out tender and delicious every time!
Best Baked Ribs!
- It doesn’t have to be summer to get delicious baby back pork ribs with that smoky, savory BBQ flavor that everyone loves!
- Baked ribs in oven are so simple to make, all they need is a quick turn on the grill or under the broiler for crispy, charbroiled flavor!
- A hearty rack of barbecue ribs is always welcome just in time for a party or the big game, and no one will even know they’re low-carb!
Ingredients and Variations
Ribs – Any style of beef or pork ribs will work in this recipe. Purchase pre-cut and pre-packaged country style or baby back ribs for even easier prep!
Dry Rub – This rub is easy-to-make and also works as an all-purpose seasoning on meats or veggies, in an instant pot or even an air fryer. Create an easy keto dip and whip the seasoning into cream cheese! Adjust the amounts based on your preference, even the sweetener. Add a smoky flavor with some smoked paprika and a spicy kick with some chili powder or cayenne pepper!
How To Bake Ribs In The Oven
For perfectly tender baked ribs every time, use a low and slow oven temperature.
- Prepare the dry rub and set aside.
- Remove the white membrane from the rack of ribs (if necessary), rinse, and pat dry. Massage dry rub into both sides of ribs and place in a foil-lined tray with sliced onions and garlic.
- Bake at 275˚F until ribs are tender, or about 2 hours. Discard juices, onions, and garlic (or puree them and add to sour cream for a tasty dip!).
- Brush ribs with oil, salt, and pepper, or brush with BBQ sauce (optional). Grill or broil for about 5-10 minutes before serving.
Tips For Tender Ribs
- Place ribs on a rack to allow the fat to drain off the ribs as they bake. Or alternately, make a ‘raft’ with the onions and garlic and set the ribs over this savory ‘raft’.
- The sauce is optional, but look for sugar-free versions to keep it keto!
- Serve baked ribs with low-carb sides like cauliflower mac and cheese, roasted brussels sprouts or cauliflower fried rice and some cloud bread or chaffles on the side. Add a tasty cherry tomato salad and dinner is ready!
Keep leftover oven baked ribs in an airtight container for up to 4 days and reheat them in the microwave or air fryer–or enjoy them cold! Freeze portions in a zippered bag for up to a month and thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
Oven Baked Ribs
- 3 pounds baby back ribs 2 slabs
- 1 onion sliced
- 4 cloves garlic sliced
- sugar free barbecue sauce optional
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon Swerve brown sugar
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- Preheat your oven to 275°F.
- Remove the white membrane from the back of the ribs by gently pulling it off. Rinse the ribs under cold water and dry them off with paper towels.
- Mix the rib rub ingredients together and massage the rub into the ribs. Place the ribs on a foil-lined tray and cover them with sliced onions and garlic.
- Bake the ribs for 2 hours. After 2 hours, check if they're tender. If not, bake for another 20 minutes and check again.
- Remove the ribs from the oven and discard the juices, onions, and garlic. Brush the ribs generously with sugar-free barbecue sauce if desired.
- Grill or broil the ribs over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes until the sauce adheres to the meat.
- Fat will drain well from ribs placed on a rack, or even placed on the sliced onions.
- Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days and freeze portions in a zippered bag for up to a month
- Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or air fryer.
- Baked ribs can also be enjoyed cold!
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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