Oven-Baked Barbecue

This recipe is for two racks of ribs, but you can easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe by simply adding more ribs to the foil packet.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 4 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs (2 lbs.)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 225°F.
  • In a small skillet over medium-high heat, toast cumin until it is fragrant, 1–2 minutes. Remove and let cool. Grind to a fine powder in a spice or coffee grinder. Transfer cumin to a small bowl.
  • Mash garlic with salt and add to bowl with cumin. Stir in chili powder, paprika, brown sugar, granulated sugar, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and thyme. Mix ingredients well; be sure that the garlic is completely incorporated.
  • Cover ribs with cumin mixture and, using your hands, massage rub all over.
  • Place rib rack in baking dish, meat side down, and cover tightly with foil. Bake in oven for 3½ hours.
  • Remove ribs from oven. Remove foil, then carefully flip ribs so meat side is up.
  • Slather ribs with barbecue sauce and return to oven, uncovered. Bake for another 20–30 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs (2 lbs.)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 225°F.
  • In a small skillet over medium-high heat, toast cumin until it is fragrant, 1–2 minutes. Remove and let cool. Grind to a fine powder in a spice or coffee grinder. Transfer cumin to a small bowl.
  • Mash garlic with salt and add to bowl with cumin. Stir in chili powder, paprika, brown sugar, granulated sugar, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and thyme. Mix ingredients well; be sure that the garlic is completely incorporated.
  • Cover ribs with cumin mixture and, using your hands, massage rub all over.
  • Place rib rack in baking dish, meat side down, and cover tightly with foil. Bake in oven for 3½ hours.
  • Remove ribs from oven. Remove foil, then carefully flip ribs so meat side is up.
  • Slather ribs with barbecue sauce and return to oven, uncovered. Bake for another 20–30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories520
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol125mg
Sodium2550mg
Total Carbohydrate49g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars38g
Protein52g