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Oven Baked BBQ Ribs
- 2 full racks of baby back ribs (or any type of ribs you prefer).
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon smoke salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups bbq sauce (any flavor/kind you prefer)
- Preheat oven to 300.
- Line a large baking sheet with two layers of foil (otherwise, you will have a sticky mess to clean off your baking sheet).
- Prepare EIGHT pieces of foil about 4 inches longer than the rack of ribs. Each rack will be wrapped in four sheets (two under the ribs and two over the ribs).
- Remove the membrane on the bony side of the ribs. (I use a knife to slice a tear in the membrane, then start pulling it up from there. The membrane should be easy to remove).
- Season each rack with 1/2 teaspoon of smoke salt (both sides).
- In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, and garlic powder to make the rub. Apply the rub to both sides of each rack (I use food-grade gloves to do this).
- Lay the ribs, bony side up, on the two sheets of foil. Cover with the other two sheets and tightly crimp the edges up the entire way around the rack. Transfer to the foil-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and CAREFULLY cut open the foil. (I use a knife to slice down the center. There will be a lot of steam so be careful).
- Heat the broiler.
- Cut racks into sections of two or three ribs and brush the bony side with bbq sauce. Broil for 2 minutes.
- Remove from broiler, turn ribs over and repeat on meaty side (brush on sauce and broil).