Saturday, 30 May 2015

Baked Baby back Ribs by Tink!

Who ever said you needed a grill to cook good ribs? My daughter Holly (aka Tink) just relocated from the Seattle area into a beautiful home in Scottsdale, Arizona. She, her husband Nate and daughter  Madison Lee are extremely happy in their new neighborhood, and love that they no longer have to wipe their feet every time they enter the house! They love the area they chose, close to many fine restaurants, splash pads (for Madi), museums etc. However, they are still doing some remodeling to make it personally theirs! They are building an outdoor kitchen, complete with BBQ rotisserie,  outdoor burner, pizza oven, refrigerator and lots of storage for grilling utensils. In the mean time she decided to host Memorial day.....WHAT? You can't have opening day to Summer without a BBQ? She told me not to worry, she would bake baby back ribs in her new ovens......a skeptical Mom enters...


I do believe she cracked the code to making perfectly tender and mouth-watering barbecued ribs in the oven. Oh my! Every guest went silent.....our eyes raised up to Tink's anxious gaze......YES!!!! They are delicious! Tender, fall off the bone and you may never make it any other way!  I’m not  going to experiment with this simple technique, because these baby back ribs took us on a journey somewhere and we couldn’t stop eating them. We seriously ate the entire pan. I won’t lie, they are amazing! Juicy, fall off the bone tender, nicely seasoned, perfectly saucy and sticky! Everything I look for in a good baby back rib! Bring on the Wet Ones, this is on the menu at least once every two weeks!!

Tink's Baked Baby back Ribs

The day before your dinner or at least the morning of, slather your favorite barbeque sauce or rub your favorite rub all over the ribs, place in a plastic bag or in foil and let marinate in the refrigerator. Can use 2-5 lbs of ribs, for the baking time accuracy.

 An hour before baking, bring the ribs out, let them come to room temperature and wrap each rack separately and tightly with aluminum foil. Place on baking sheet.

Pre heat oven to 300 degrees F.

Bake in foil for 2 1/2 hours Let them rest, covered, for about 10 minutes, and then cut between the bones to separate the individual ribs or cut into portions for dinner. Serve immediately with extra barbecue sauce for dipping.

Holly, Nate and Madison Lee in their back yard! Paradise!



  1. These pictures make me so hungry!! These look amazing~ Thanks! Suz

    1. Hi Suz! Thanks for the compliments on pictures, I tried to take pictures that look as delicious as the dish is! Sometimes not easy! Let me know how it goes! Cheers! JJ

  2. We are getting the warmer weather now...finally and I am making these. I may finish on the grill. Connie

    1. Let me know how you like them, we loved them!!

  3. My husband baked these ribs in our oven last night, they are mouth wateringly good. Terrific! We live in a small apartment and our HOA does not allow a BBQ. Thank you! Ann and George

  4. Yes Ann, many apartments and condos do not allow BBQ's. So happy you enjoyed the technique. Cheers! JJ


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