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Oven Baked Kansas City Ribs & BBQ Sauce

Oven Baked Kansas City Ribs & BBQ Sauce

Oven Baked Kansas City Ribs are an easy way to get that outdoor grilled flavor without having to watch over them. They come out tender, flavorful and if you finish them off with the BBQ Sauce, you have a saucy slab of ribs sure to make your guests ask for more.

There are many ways to get tender ribs. Slow cook them. Wrap them in foil and bake them. Parboil them then finish on a grill. Or maybe you have your own family secret. This version is one we have used in several ways when we don’t want to grill them outside, or just want a “set it and forget it” meal. The only thing we have to then worry about is making some cole slaw, baked beans and maybe some corn muffins.

Makes 2 to 3 Servings

Rib Ingredients:
2 to 2 ½ Pounds Baby Back Pork Ribs
2-3 Tablespoons Kansas City BBQ Rub (Or Other Rub of Your Choice)
Kansas City BBQ Sauce (See Recipe Below) or Your Favorite Sauce

BBQ Sauce Recipe Ingredients:
2-3 Tablespoons Kansas City BBQ Rub
1 Cup Tomato Sauce
½ Cup Cider Vinegar
½ Cup of Water

Rib Directions:
Remove the silver skin membrane from the back of rib slabs. Rub the BBQ Rub into both sides of the ribs. Place into a large roasting pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, and refrigerate for 2-4 hours allowing the flavor to develop. Bake at 275 F for about 3 ½ to 4 hours, until the meat falls from the bones. While they are cooking, make the BBQ Sauce (below) if you are going to make your own.

Once the ribs have finished cooking, you can either serve them as they are with the BBQ Sauce on the side, or you can brush some of the sauce on both sides and put back in the oven, uncovered, for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce warms up. Or, you can brush some sauce on both sides and place under your broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, making sure the sauce doesn’t burn.

Barbecue Sauce Directions:
If you are going to make your own sauce, you can make it while the ribs are cooking. Otherwise skip this step and use your favorite sauce. Add all the BBQ Sauce ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Stir to blend well. Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes.

Serve the ribs with cole slaw, baked beans, corn muffins or other appropriate side dish. If you are looking for a different Baked Bean recipe, try our Gourmet Baked Beans recipe. You just might like it.