Smoky Baked BBQ Ribs

Smokey flavored bbq ribs with homemade bbq sauce
You can still achieve the perfect smoky BBQ ribs flavor you love by making these ribs in the oven!

Smoky baked BBQ ribs are a mainstay in our home. They are easy to make and work with just about any side dish, not to mention they are absolutely delicious. With ribs, you want to get that delicious smoky BBQ flavor we all love. It starts by getting a healthy slab of pork, but it also needs a good recipe. Don’t worry, this one works great and is also super easy!

We don’t have pigs, but we “raise” them! We know local farmers that will raise the pigs, feeding them when we want them fed, allowing them to roam free and have a great life. They are healthy and therefore produce healthy meat for us to consume. There are a lot of families around us that go in together and buy cows and pigs from local farmers. I just love it.

Don’t be intimidated by the grill – you can still get the smoky BBQ flavor you love by making these baked BBQ ribs in the oven! They taste so heavenly, you might prefer making your ribs this way in the end!

As you all know, I love making everything homemade, including my sauces. I went back to the Alaga Cane Syrup for this BBQ ribs sauce because it just works so great. Alaga is one of my sponsors, a local brand, and I incorporate their legendary cane syrup into as many recipes as I can. It always sends the recipe over the top! If you’re thinking of making this recipe, definitely go check out their online shop!

For another fabulous rib recipe, try my Braised Short Ribs with Ginger Gremolata.

Smoky Baked BBQ Ribs

Don't be intimidated by the grill - you can still get the smoky BBQ flavor you love by making these BBQ ribs in the oven!
5 from 3 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern


Smoky Baked BBQ Ribs

  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 pounds pork spare ribs

Quick and Easy BBQ Sauce

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Alaga Cane Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional, to taste


Smoky Baked BBQ Ribs

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack on top of the pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix paprika, salt, and pepper. Rub olive oil over the front and back of the ribs. Sprinkle the dry mixture all over the ribs. Place the ribs on the cooling rack with the meaty side facing upward.
  • Bake the ribs for a total of about 2 1/2 hours. Bake the ribs uncovered for the first hour. Place a loose tent of foil over the ribs for another hour. Remove the ribs and brush BBQ sauce on the bottom of the ribs and place them back in the oven for about 15 minutes. Remove ribs from oven, turn the ribs over and brush remaining sauce on the meaty side of the ribs. Place them back in the oven uncovered, meaty side up, and bake for another 15 minutes.

Quick and Easy BBQ Sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients.


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One Comment

  1. Lana Carter says:

    5 stars
    I love this ribs in the oven recipe!

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