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Easy Oven to Grill Baby Back Ribs

Erin chowing down some ribs on the deck!

Erin chowing down some ribs on the deck!

This was a great summer vacation recipe.  Easy clean up and you can cook the ribs  ahead of time for care free summer entertaining.  Our vacation mornings usually consist of lots of coffee, reading and thinking about maybe we should get our day going.  During this very slow hours of sitting around and waiting for the preteens and teens to wake up, I cooked the ribs then threw them in the fridge for our dinner.  I also went ahead and made some Asian Cole Slaw and Paleo Sweet Potato Salad for a complete make ahead dinner.

After a great beach day, we had a bunch of family over for a bbq and we reheated the ribs during cocktail hour.  Easy and delicious and almost no clean up.

Easy Oven to Grill Baby Back Ribs

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 15 prep minutes 2 hours cooking
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • 2 slabs of baby back ribs
  • 2 -3 tbs Penzeys Pork Chop Seasoning or make your own – 1 tbs garlic powder, 1 tbs onion powder, 2 tsp white pepper, 2 ground ginger, 1 tbs sea salt.
  • 4 tbs dijon mustard (optional)
  • 4 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Take out your ribs and peel off the membrane that is along the bone side of your ribs.   See picture below.
  3. Season ribs on both sides with seasonings.
  4. Wrap each rack in foil.  I used non stick foil and two sheets.  I made sure to completely enclose each rack. Don’t wrap them tightly.
  5. Place on top of a rimmed baking sheet and cook for 1.5-2 hours.  The longer you cook the more they fall off the bone so it depends on your preference.
  6. Take out of the oven and remove ribs from foil and drain excess fat.
  7. Make your optional BBQ by mixing mustard with maple syrup.  This is a tomato free sauce for those avoiding night shades.
  8. You can now let your ribs rest in the fridge if you cook them in the morning like I did just be sure to let them warm up to room temperature for at least a half an hour prior to grilling (cocktail hour!).
  9. Heat grill to medium heat and girl on a well oiled grill for 5-10 minutes per side.  Fresh from the oven, only grill for 5 minutes per side.  If reheating room temperature ribs cook for about 10 minutes per side.
  10. Serve with mustard sauce or your own BBQ sauce.
  11. Ribs reheat well for a lunch in the microwave!

I put my seasoning on, wrapped my ribs and then remembered to remove the membrane!  The joys of cooking on the fly!

Peeling off the membrane on the bone side of your rib rack.

Peeling off the membrane on the bone side of your rib rack.

Ribs are fully cooked but a little gray.  Throw them on the grill for a little color.

Ribs are fully cooked but a little gray. Throw them on the grill for a little color.