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closeup photo of baby back ribs on a wooden cutting board with bbq sauce and a cleaver
Mouth Watering Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
Cooking these baby back ribs, low and slow, with a minimum of ingredients ensures great meaty flavor and quality tenderness. Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs for the WIN!
Course: BBQ, Easy Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook baby back ribs, oven roasted baby back ribs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 443 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 2 slabs baby back ribs silver skin removed (or scored through between the bones)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder divided
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Prepare the ribs by removing the silver skin or scoring it between the bones on the underside of the ribs.
  3. Place the ribs on a baking sheet and liberally brush the apple cider vinegar over both sides of the ribs.
  4. Allow the ribs to sit for at least 30 minutes with the vinegar.
  5. Season the ribs with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  6. Roast the ribs, meat side up, in the oven for 2½ hours.
  7. Remove the ribs from the oven and sprinkle with the smoked paprika.
  8. Return the ribs to the oven for 60 minutes.
  9. Remove the ribs from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees.
  10. Slather the tops of the ribs with the tomato paste and sprinkle with brown sugar.

  11. Return the ribs to the oven and roast for an additional 40 minutes.
  12. Serve and enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Baking sheets, paper towels, paring knife, basting brush, measuring spoons, aluminum foil

Nutrition Facts
Mouth Watering Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 1026mg45%
Potassium 640mg18%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1355IU27%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.