Oven-Baked St. Louis Ribs (with Dry Rub)
These mouthwatering, oven-baked St. Louis ribs are fall-off-the bone tender with a flavorful homemade dry rub seasoning. Oven roasting is a great way to make ribs without a grill or smoker. These finger-licking ribs are perfect for your next potluck or crowd gathering!
Heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. If the ribs have a thin membrane on the back of the rack, remove it. See link below on how to remove it. Combine all ingredients to make the dry rub for the ribs. Line a baking sheet with a couple sheets of foil. Place the rack of ribs on the foil sheets. Season both sides of the ribs generously with the dry rub. Turn the ribs meat side up on the foil. Fold the foil over, making sure to seal it tightly at the top. This prevents any juices from leaking. Place the baking sheet in the middle rack of the oven. Bake for 3 hours. Remove the ribs from the oven, use tongs to open the foil and discard the foil. Place the ribs on a clean sheet of foil and roasting pan. Optional: Brush ribs with your choice of barbecue sauce. Broil for 5 to 8 minutes, until ribs get a char. Cut ribs and serve with additional barbecue sauce as needed.
Sometimes the rack of St. Louis ribs has a membrane on the bone side that needs to be removed in order for the seasoning to absorb better.
Covering the ribs with foil will help keep the ribs moist and makes for easy cleanup!
These oven baked ribs are versatile, eat them right out of the oven with just the dry rub or add barbecue sauce to them!
You may also finish the ribs on the grill for an additional 2 to 3 minutes for a smoky flavor and charred edges.
Keep a careful watch while broiling or grilling the ribs with barbecue sauce. The high heat can easily burn the sauce. If you prefer a more spice, add more cayenne pepper and some chili pepper to the rub.
Serving: 4 people Calories: 789 kcal Carbohydrates: 31 g Protein: 38 g Fat: 56 g Saturated Fat: 18 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 g Monounsaturated Fat: 20 g Trans Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 191 mg Sodium: 1730 mg Potassium: 758 mg Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 26 g Vitamin A: 1047 IU Vitamin C: 1 mg Calcium: 70 mg Iron: 3 mg