Ribs are such a fun, perfect summer food (or fall too). I used to make ribs in the crockpot regularly, but I never liked the way they turned out (too much falling off the bone). I always thought ribs in the oven wouldn't turn out as well or ribs on the grill would take too long, but this was so easy and delicious. I absolutely loved these oven roasted baby back ribs. You can finish them on the grill afterward to give them a nice char (we don't have a patio so I finish ours under the broiler. Still good, but not quite as good...
I served these with collard greens and homemade bread. I now try to make these anytime ribs are on sale. I make these using a homemade bbq sauce with ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, but you can use whatever bbq sauce you prefer.
Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs
- 1 rack baby back ribs
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- desired bbq sauce
- Mix together brown sugar, pepper, salt, paprika, onion, garlic and cayenne to form a dry rub.
- Place ribs onto foil and cover on both sides with dry rub. Wrap ribs in foil and place in the refrigerator for several hours.
- Remove ribs from the refrigerator and cook at 300 degrees for 2-2.5 hours until the ribs are tender.
- Remove ribs from foil and brush on both sides with sauce. Finish on the grill or under the broiler until ribs have a nice char.
- 2 lbs collard greens
- 2 strips thick cut bacon
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic
- chicken stock
- salt, pepper and crushed red pepper
- Dice your bacon and fry in a large pot until half crisp. Add onion and garlic and fry until fragrant.
- Add the chopped collard green leaves to the pot with apple cider vinegar and a little chicken stock. Stir greens until coated and season with salt and pepper.
- Cover pot and cook on low until greens are cooked and wilted (about 15 minutes, perhaps more). Season to taste with more vinegar or salt if desired.