Oven Baked Ribs Spare Ribs from TheMeatSource.com
What You’ll Need:
- Your favorite rib rub (I make my own sometimes)
- One 4 lbs. rack of spare ribs (or as many as will fit in your oven)
- Your favorite barbecue sauce
- Roll of aluminum foil
- Disposable (aluminum) baking pan at least 3 inches deep
- Large paper bag (1 bag per 2 racks of ribs)
Step 1: Wash the ribs and remove the membrane from bone-side. If you didn’t buy St. Louis style ribs, cut off “the skirt” (a small piece of meat on one side that sticks out) so that the rack of ribs look more rectangular. Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with your rib rub. Place in the baking pan, bone-side down. Tightly cover the pan with foil. Let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
Step 2: Heat the oven to 300 Fahrenheit/149 Celsius. Place baking pan full of ribs in the center of the oven. Bake ribs for 1 hour.
Step 3: Remove the foil from the pan, and drain any fat from the pan. Place ribs back in the baking pan, bone-side down. Leave the foil off. Bake ribs for 1 hour.
Step 4: Drain any fat from the pan. Slather both sides of the ribs with barbecue sauce. Bake ribs for 1 hour or until meat separates from bone. (This should not take more than 2 hours.)
Step 5: Turn off the oven. Remove the pan from the oven, and wrap the rack of ribs in foil. Place the ribs in a paper bag, and fold the top of the bag tightly closed. Let the bag of ribs sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
Enjoy your tender, fall-off-the-bone spare ribs.