What goes into Cooking Good Ribs?

Ribs are great when cooked in the oven; let’s agree on it first. And then, it comes to the cooking process! Once the proper cooking process is maintained, the ribs will look delicious and taste delicious. How? Let’s learn!



  • Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • Wire Cooling Rack
  • Knife
  • Pastry Brush
  • Aluminum Foil


Ingredient List

  • Baby Back Ribs/ Pork Spareribs: 4/5 pounds
  • Liquid Smoke: 1-2 teaspoons
  • Dijon Mustard: ¼ cup
  • Barbecue sauce: 2 cups
  • Spice rub: 1 cup

Step 1: Setting the Ribs

Get one rimmed baking sheet and line it up with aluminum foil. Hold the wire cooling rack and set it on top of these. Taking the baby back ribs or pork spareribs, place them on the top part of the rack. Go for a single layer in this situation. The double-layer will not certify equal heat distribution to the ribs to cook them.

Steps: Add the Ingredients

Take the liquid smoke and start mixing it with the mustard. Search for a brush that can apply the stirred ingredients on the body of the ribs. Start brushing the sides of the ribs with the ingredients.

Don’t forget that brushing both sides is necessary. Also, the layer on both sides should be as even as possible. Get some dry rub and sprinkle the ribs.

Here, adding the rub to the ribs is a major necessity. For this, start patting the rub on the body of the ribs. Be gentle with the patting motion. If you love the grilled ribs, you can try it adding some brown sugar and apple cider!

Step 3: Perfect Seasoning

Once the seasoning process is done, the next step is to broil the ribs. Get the oven rack that can be settled a little below the heating element. Start the heating option to heat the broiler.

While placing the ribs, check the sides carefully. When the meaty sides are facing up, it is easy for the heat to circulate and cook it. Start the broiling procedure.

Check the sugar in the dry rub. Slowly, it will start bubbling. It will take five minutes or close for the sides of the ribs to get brown. When it is brown, get ready to bake them!

Step 4: Temperature for Juicy Ribs

Go through the oven setting and fix the heat to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It is time to change the ribs’ position. Take them to the middle rack of the oven.

Here, they will be baked for more or less three hours depends on the thickness of the ribs. The spareribs, however, will take a little longer time than the baby back ribs as the baby back ribs require less heat to get cooked.

For the baby back ribs, 1.5 hours to 2 hours is required where the spareribs will take 2.5 to 3 hours. When the ribs are halfway done, get the aluminum foil and cover up the meat. In this way, the ribs will stay juicy and will not get dried.

Step 5: Sauce it up

The ribs are almost done, to make it perfect, try the best spicy barbecue sauce with a brush on the ribs right before thirty minutes of taking off the ribs from the oven.

Cover them up with the foil once again and let them get cooked. After 30 minutes, take them off from the oven and check if they are done properly.

For about 10 minutes, let the ribs settle. Don’t uncover them. You are done! All you need is some more barbecue sauce to decorate and serve them!

Never worry much about the perfect ribs if the ingredients and equipment are ready! A spare piece of advice, refrigerate the seasoned ribs overnight in plastic wrap to enjoy flawless juicy baked ribs.