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One-Hour Baby Back Ribs

Updated on February 27, 2012

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I love BBQ ribs, but we were having some pretty bad storms this afternoon, so I didn’t want to do any outdoor cooking. I hadn’t eaten all day today, and I was really hungry, so I wanted some ribs in the oven, in a hurry. That’s how I came up with this baked ribs recipe for one hour ribs. Yes, you really can have wonderful baby back ribs in just an hour with oven baked ribs. And believe me – these sticky ribs are delicious! They also have a wonderful texture, just the way I like my ribs – tender on the inside, with just a little crunch on the outside. I started with rib fingers, which were super meaty. With rib fingers, the ribs have been cut into individual one-bone-each pieces, so there’s more surface area. This means faster cooking and more tasty rub per pound of meat. It also means that all sides of the ribs will be a little crunchy. If you like great rib recipes that are also quick and easy, you’ll like this one.

I made my baby back ribs low carb by using a sugar-free rib rub recipe. Instead of the usual brown sugar, I used Ideal Brown, which is a zero-calorie brown sugar substitute. It works great in BBQ dry rubs. In fact, I think it works better than real brown sugar because the substitute is drier. Of course, if you’re not worried about using low carb recipes, you can use real brown sugar. And, believe it or not, you can get sticky ribs without sugar. Remember - I didn't use real sugar in this sticky ribs recipe, but the meat turned out great!

oven baked ribs
oven baked ribs

Holle’s one-hour oven baked ribs

What you’ll need:

2 pounds meaty pork ribs fingers (usually 7 or 8 rib fingers)

½ cup apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke

1 cup brown sugar or brown sugar substitute

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons cayenne

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions: You’ll need a dark metal shallow baking sheet or pan for baking the ribs. Don’t line it with foil or spray it with cooking spray. Place the pan in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Rinse ribs and pat dry. You’re going to use a dip-rub-bake process for the ribs. To make the dip, combine vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, and Liquid Smoke in a shallow bowl. To make the dry rub, combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

One at a time, drop a rib finger in the dip and then roll it in the rub, making sure to cover all sides and every nook and cranny with the BBQ rub. Place the prepared ribs on the baking pan, meaty side up. Bake for one hour. That’s it! You don’t need to turn the ribs, and you really don’t need any sauce with them. The dry rub and the dip give the baby back ribs plenty of flavor. If you prefer a bbq ribs recipe, you can place the ribs on the grill after about 40 minutes in the oven. This is going to be perhaps my favorite pork ribs recipe from now on, especially for ribs in the oven!


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    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Habee, Yummy! Looks scrumptous, quick and easy to make! Must try! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Anyone who knows how to make ribs as luscious as these in only one hour ... in the oven ... is my kind of cook, Holle. But then you already know that. If you look at your ribs photo, you will note that one rib is missing. Couldn't help myself. I ate it!

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      8 years ago

      I use a lot of the same ingredients as you, but my ribs take hours and hours and hours! I think I'll try yours.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm making ribs tonight and wish I'd have read this recipe yesterday as I don't have any liquid smoke. Do you think it would work without the liquid smoke? Or is there something I could use instead of the liquid smoke?

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      Rose Clearfield 

      8 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Another awesome recipe! I love that you can put it together in an hour.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      Habee, did you make these ribs? I would love to have dinner with you next time you serve these. Yummy picture! Your family is blessed to have you cook for them. We eat ribs on special occasions around here and you recipe will be added to our list of keepers.

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      8 years ago from Florida

      These ribs look so mouthwatering good I will give them a try in the oven because it has been raining a lot here so no bbqing.Thanks for the recipe.

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      8 years ago from France

      Wow this is one mouth watering idea. I must admit I have never done oven baked ribs so am going to try these.

      Thanks for sharing and bookmarked.

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      8 years ago

      Wow, just wow! The dip process is one I have never thought of, and from the picture I can literally smell or know for a fact how these would smell! Awesome Habee! I bookmarked this for sure! It is pretty crappy here and battling coals in rain and wind is not fun at all, I tried it once.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, girlfriend! I thought about you when I posted this recipe for oven baked ribs. And, BTW, I'm a Pinner! lol

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      Carolee Samuda 

      8 years ago from Jamaica

      You gone and done it again Holle. I already ate my dinner and salivating. What are you doing to me woman! I love it. I don't have an oven at the moment so will have to save it to try another time. I wanted to pin it but wasn't sure about your views on the pinterest thing.


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