Memorial Day Ribs 2022

This year is a repeat of last year. It’s a 12 year tradition for me to make ribs on Memorial Day weekend. The world is on year 3 of the corona virus pandemic, but cases are dropping. This year I finished the ribs in the oven again. I haven’t lit my grill in more than 18 months.



2 slabs (~6 lbs) of baby back ribs


This year I bought a bottle of Famous Dave’s Rib Rub Seasoning – it was good but expensive $8.99 for 13.65oz.


This year I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbecue Sauce on one slab and Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce on the other slab. I couldn’t really tell the difference after they’re baked on the ribs.


It was really easy this year since I didn’t light the grill. Heat oven to 250 F. (My oven runs cool so I sometimes turn it up to 275 F.) Start by taking off the membrane that covers the bones. Then sprinkle top and bottom of the ribs with your favorite rub seasoning. Place ribs bones down, uncovered, on a foil covered roasting pan, and bake for 2 hours.

Next take the ribs out, cover with heavy duty aluminum foil, and place back on the pan, bones down, and bake for another 2 hours.

Finally, take the ribs out, paint them with your favorite barbeque sauce, and bake uncovered for another 30 minutes or so. Check for doneness. If they aren’t tender enough you could try covering them again and baking another 30 minutes.

For sides my wife made corn on the cob and her famous potato salad.

Everything was delicious!