One-Hour Baby Back Ribs
pork ribs recipe - ribs in the oven
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!
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!