These barbecue ribs are sweet, sticky, spicy, and super tender. They braise in the oven, or in your slow cooker in a rub, and then get slathered in a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. The ribs are super easy to make, and your oven or slow cooker does all of the work for you!
For this recipe, I like to use my sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, but you can use whatever bbq sauce you like!
oven braised sticky barbecue ribs
These barbecue ribs are sweet, sticky, spicy, and super tender. They braise in the oven, or in your slow cooker in a rub, and then get slathered in a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce.
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 T paprika
- 1 1/2 T chili powder
- 1 T granulated garlic
- 1 T onion powder
- 2 t salt
- 2 t cayenne pepper
- 1 t cumin
- 3.5 lbs spare ribs or baby back ribs
- 3 cups barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 275°.
If membrane is still attached to ribs, remove. Pat ribs dry with a paper towel. Place the ribs on aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the rub. Rub on both sides of the ribs.
Wrap the ribs TIGHTLY in aluminum foil. Wrap a second time with aluminum foil. Be sure that the foil is very tight. If there is air in the foil packets, the ribs will steam instead of braising in their own juices.
Bake for 3 hours if you are making spare ribs, or 2 hours if you are making baby back. The meat should be super tender.
Remove ribs from the oven and set oven to broil. Open your foil packets and drain the liquid. Brush the ribs with barbecue sauce on both sides. Be generous with your sauce. =)
Place ribs under the broiler for about 10 minutes, or until sauce starts to brown / caramelize.
Allow ribs to rest for at least 10 minutes.