How to Cook Ribs in the Oven
on Feb 20, 2021, Updated Feb 09, 2024
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If you want a quick way to make delicious broiled BBQ ribs without cooking all day, learn how to make ribs in the oven and save all your time for eating!
Delicious pork ribs without spending all day on them? Yes, please!
Yes there is a time and place for slaving over the grill or smoker, but sometimes mama needs some ribs and she doesn’t have all day!
Read: Ribs Thanksgiving Style
Oven Broiled Ribs Recipe Ingredients
Instead of a traditional dry rub, we are going to boil these ribs until they are tender and then add the most delicious BBQ sauce before broiling.
While the ribs are boiling, put this delicious sauce recipe to work. It is SO good!
You will need:
- 3-4 lbs bone-in ribs (pork)
- White vinegar
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Liquid Smoke
- Ground ginger
- Garlic (minced)
- Vegetable oil
Making homemade BBQ sauce takes a little extra time, but if you ask me it is so worth it!
Feel free to use your own if you have a favorite or simply simmer these ingredients together for melt in your mouth deliciousness!
How to Make Ribs in the Oven
There is more than one way to cook ribs in the oven. You can bake them of course, which will take a few hours.
What I like to do is boil them in water and simmer my sauce while they boil. Then finish under the broiler.
Before they go into the pot, be sure to remove the membrane from the bone side of the meat.
Then, cut the ribs apart and add them to the boiling water.
Add them to a baking dish, smother with sauce and broil for 15-20 minutes, flipping them over about half-way through.
Boiling tenderizes the meat and then the broiler finish adds a sticky glaze that is finger-licking good!
Sides to Eat with Oven-Broiled Ribs
If you ask me, you can’t go wrong with a delicious side of loaded mashed potatoes or potato salad.
If you want something a little different, try one of these tasty alternatives to potato salad. So good!
Print the Recipe: Broiled BBQ Ribs
Broiled BBQ Ribs in the Oven
- 4 lbs ribs, pork/bone-in
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 tsp Garlic, or more
- 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
- Remove membrane from ribs (slide a knife under the membrane on the bone side and use a paper towel to pull it away – discard)
- Separate ribs and boil for about 30 minutes (pork) or 1 and a half hours (beef) until tender but not falling off the bone
- Mix together the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low
- Remove ribs from water and place in 9×13 baking pan
- Pour sauce over ribs and put under broiler for 15-20 minutes, flipping once about halfway through
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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