There is just something about a good rib that screams summertime comfort. A tender rack of ribs slathered in a sweet & tangy barbecue sauce with a little bit of heat is what I look for in ribs. If you can appreciate a tender slow cooked rack of ribs, then I think you will enjoy this recipe. Growing up I didn’t always like ribs because they were always so tough. But then I noticed a trend; whenever I would go over certain family member’s houses the ribs were tough. But when my grandmother made them, they were bomb!! Like meat falling the bone, saucy, go back for seconds amazing! The difference was all in the cooking method; grilled versus baked. So, for this recipe we are baking up some of the most flavorful ribs ever.
I season the ribs with my Cozy Good Spice Blend, so be sure to grab this recipe. As for the sauce, I like to combine some of my favorite flavors and create a rich sweet & tangy sauce. For this, I mix together a mild BBQ sauce like Sweet Baby Rays and Carolina gold BBQ sauce (store brand). These two give me a smoky, sweet, and tangy base. To this, I add a little Worcestershire Sauce and brown sugar. Now I like some heat in my sauce, so for this I add my favorite finishing sauce; Boss Sauce. Boss Sauce is a staple in my hometown of Rochester NY. It’s pretty much a sauce for everything because growing up we poured it on everything. It’s sweet, spicy, hot and robust enough to add a deeper level of flavor to the barbecue sauce. If you can’t find Boss Sauce in your area try using a spicy finishing sauce.
So while ribs are great on their own they’re even better with some delicious side dishes. Check these out and enjoy!
How to make Oven baked barbecue ribs
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a small bowl mix the salt, pepper, Cozy Good Spice Blend, and brown sugar together and then set aside. Rinse the ribs and pull off the membrane from the bony or underside of the ribs and discard it. Place the ribs on a casserole dish lined with aluminum foil, shiny side up. Rub the ribs with the dry seasoning blend on both sides. Press the rub into the ribs until every part is coated in seasoning and drizzle with the olive oil. Cover the ribs in foil as pictured below and place into a roasting pan or casserole dish. Bake for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
While the ribs are cooking, mix together the barbecue sauce, carolina gold sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Boss Sauce (if using), brown sugar in a small pot. Let it simmer on the stove just until it’s warm. 15 minutes before the ribs are done cooking increase the oven temperature to 400F.
Carefully remove the foil from the ribs and pour or brush the sauce on the ribs. Continue to bake for another 15 minutes. Let the ribs rest for 15 minutes before cutting. Feel free to sauce the ribs again, if desired.