These easy and delicious barbecue pork ribs are simply amazing! And you don’t even need a grill to enjoy them! This easy, baked pork ribs recipe yields the most tender, fall-off-the-bone, juiciest rib meat ever! And you won’t believe how easy this recipe is – it’s just seven ingredients, counting the pork! The ribs are prepared in the oven and baked until tender, then slathered with loads of barbecue sauce!
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How to Make the Best Pork Ribs
The secret to the best barbecue pork ribs is all in the preparation. Pork ribs need lots of moisture while they are baking or roasting away.
- First, I season the ribs with a dry spice rub made up of just salt, pepper and paprika. Feel free to also add chili powder, coriander, cumin and even garlic powder.
- Then arrange the ribs over a bed of onions arranged in a large baking tray and add in the beer! The beer not only adds moisture but also some great flavor! If you don’t want to use any alcohol, try substituting the beer with beef broth.
- After baking for 3 hours over the beer and onions, the meat literally falls off the bones!
- Just slather your favorite BBQ sauce over the ribs and you’re all set for a feast!
Try Grilling for Extra Flavor!
In the summertime when I have access to my grill, I like to grill the barbecue ribs for some smoky flavor! I recommend grilling the ribs before baking them, because the meat gets too tender to grill once it’s baked. Just preheat the grill to 500F and allow the meat to get lightly charred on both sides, about 8 to 10 minutes per side. Bring the ribs back inside and continue with the recipe!
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Easy Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe (video)
- 2-3 pounds extra-meaty pork ribs
- 1 large onion, thickly sliced
- 3 tablespoons Kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons Kosher salt
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 to 2 bottles light beer
- 1 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare a deep oven-roasting pan for this recipe; you can line the bottom with foil for easier cleanup. Combine all the dry rub spices together in a small ramekin: salt, pepper, paprika, chili, coriander, cumin, garlic and brown sugar.
- Spread the sliced onion on the bottom of the pan. Section the rack of ribs or prepare the rack as a whole. Pat the ribs dry using a paper towel, then season extra generously with the prepared spice rub, rubbing the seasonings into the meat. Place the ribs over the sliced onions in the pan.
- Pour the beer into the pan, covering the bottom. Cover the pan tightly with foil and place into preheated oven. Bake for approximately 3 hours or until the meat is fork tender; no turning or basting is necessary. If needed, add a second bottle of beer to the pan as the liquids evaporate to ensure there is enough liquid in the pan.
- After 3 hours, remove the ribs from the oven and remove the foil. Using a pastry brush, spread your favorite barbecue sauce all of the ribs. Return ribs back into the oven and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
- **For extra flavor, you can also grill the pork ribs. I recommend grilling the ribs before baking them, because the meat gets too tender to grill once it's baked. Just preheat the grill to 500F and allow the meat to get lightly charred on both sides, about 8 to 10 minutes per side. Bring the ribs back inside and continue with the recipe!