Oven Baked BBQ Spare Ribs

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The Hunt

Everyone wants to achieve that fall off the bone, tender, and juicy set of ribs that just dissolves in your mouth. Let me tell you, that I found the recipe for you.

I have to thank Butter Your Biscuit for the original recipe and method. While I make slight modifications, I believe in giving credit where credit is due!

I did some research on making the perfect set of ribs, and came across this most useful tip bit. There's a difference between Done and Ready...

According to USDA, ribs are "done" when they are 145°F internal temp, but they may still be tough. If you take them up to 190 to 203°F, the collagens and fats melt at this temp and make the meat more tender and juicy. Then they're ready!

So ALWAYS check the temperature of your meat everyone! because it may have taken me 3 hours to make these beauties, but it may take you more or less time!

NOTE: Don't cut the ribs! I made this terrible mistake and I ended up drying out the set you see in the pictures! but they look damn good don't they!

Oven Baked BBQ Spare Ribs


  • Roasting Pan
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Bowl


  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Onion Powder
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 2 T Paprika
  • 2 t Cumin
  • 1 t Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 t Cinnamon
  • 1 t Kosher Salt
  • 1 t Pepper
  • 5 lb pork spare ribs
  • 1 C BBQ Sauce


Total Time: 3 hour 15 minutes

Servings: 6 servings.

  1. For the Dry Rub, Mix together: Brown Sugar, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Paprika, Cumin, Cayenne Pepper, Cinnamon, Kosher Salt, and Pepper.
  2. Rinse spare ribs, pat dry, and remove membrane.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 275º F
  4. On a roasting pan, generously pat on dry rub to spare ribs and cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Place in the oven to cook for 3 hours.
  6. Brush on sauce and Broil at 500ºF for 5 minutes


Some sides that would go great with this!

  • Spicy Black Eyed Peas (psst, we forgot the celery and added 2 tspn of chili powder to this recipe, oh man gosh delicious)

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Rice and Beans

  • Corn on the Cob

Get Creative Guys! Let me know how you changed this creation up, or used it for another dish!