Oven Bbq Ribs

September 21, 2018thetipsyhousewife

Fair warning, these Oven Bbq Ribs are not your typical grilled or smoked ribs. These Oven Bbq Ribs are made inside the house,  in the oven. They are just as, if not more, delicious than anything coming from the grill or smoker. These Oven Bbq Ribs are one of the first things my Mom, Original Tipsy, taught me to cook. I made these Oven Bbq Ribs for my high school boyfriend when we were about sixteen years old and after he got a taste it was hard to shake him even years later. These Oven Bbq Ribs are THAT good.

Easy ribs for the oven
Oven Bbq Ribs

The trick to these ribs is removing the film from the back of the ribs, boiling them and doctoring up some Open Pit Bbq Sauce to bake them in. Here is what you will need to make these Oven Bbq Ribs:


  • 1 Slab of Pork Back Ribs (I think I used Spareribs, but Original Tipsy says she uses backribs)
  • 1 Bottle of Open Pit Original Bbq Sauce
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, Rough Chopped, Skin can stay on.
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Thyme
  • 1 C Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 T of Dried Oregano
  • 1 T of Dried Parsley
  • 1 T of Onion Powder
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 3 T of Soy Sauce
  • 1 T of Worcestershire
  • 2 T of Brown Sugar
  • 4 T of Kosher Salt

There is only one trick in the steps that may be confusing to some. This is the step where you remove the film from the back of the ribs before boiling. I will include a video at the end of the recipe showing you how to do this step if there is any confusion. The rest of the steps are simple:


  • Cut the slab of ribs in half.
  • Remove the thin layer of film from the back of the ribs. You can do this by cutting a small slit down the center of the back of the ribs, loosen the film and it should peel easily from the back of the ribs. (video at the end)
  • Add the ribs to a stock pot and cover with water. Add in the onion, thyme, vinegar and salt.
  • Bring the ribs to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 45 minutes.
  • While the ribs boil, mix all the remaining ingredients into the Open Pit Bbq Sauce.
  • When the ribs are done boiling, drain them and remove them from the pot. Discard the water, onions and herbs.
  • Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil and heat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the ribs in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the ribs after 10 minutes and begin basting  with the bbq sauce on one side. Place back in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs from the oven after 15 min and repeat process on the other side of the ribs.
  • I repeat the process on each side about 3 times until the ribs are nice and caramelized on both sides with the bbq sauce.
Bbq Sauce with herbs and spices
Doctored Up Open Pit Bbq Sauce

Here is a video of how to remove the film from the ribs if it seemed complicated in the steps. If this is very difficult for you, not to worry, the film can stay on, the ribs will just be more chewy.


This recipe is one of my very favorite recipes Original Tipsy taught me. I make them a couple of times a year and they are always a treat. I like that they can be made year round and that you don’t need a grill or a smoker to make them. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.



For another great Bbq recipe, check out my recipe for Buffalo Bbq Chicken Tenders.



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