Baked Dry Rub Ribs
Published Dec 15, 2021
Updated Jan 06, 2023
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The tastiest Baked Dry Rub Ribs you will ever have! Made with a simple dry rub, these pork ribs are easy enough to make for weeknights and fancy enough to make for the holidays or special occasions.
There is nothing like a rack of ribs cooking away in the oven! My kids really love this recipe because pork ribs are really tasty and fall-off-the-bone tender! Just add some Roasted Baby Potatoes and Sauteed Vegetables and you have a great dinner!
Every time I make Baked Dry Rub Ribs, it is a special meal. I even made it for our Christmas dinner 2 Christmasses ago and our friends who were visiting totally loved it.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Ridiculously easy: You only need about 15 minutes to prep the meat.
- Dried seasonings: No need to prep fresh ingredients here.
- Incredibly tasty: A true testament to the fact that it doesn’t take much to make a great meal. The secret is in the dry rub that requires simple ingredients you might already have on hand.
- Versatile: Serve these ribs as an appetizer with homemade hot sauce or serve them as a main meal with some lettuce salad or easy coconut rice.
- Can be made any time of the year as you can conveniently make them in your oven. No need to fire up the grill!
I hope you love these ribs as much as we do. They are kid-approved for the blog.
Ingredients For Baked Ribs With Dry Rub
For baked ribs with dry rub, you need some ribs, oil, and spices to make the dry rub.
- Spare Ribs (St Louis Style): Get a 4-pound rack of ribs or you could also get 4 pounds of ribs already divided into individual ribs.
- Salt and Chicken bouillon powder: These two ingredients add saltiness to the ribs, and the Chicken bouillon powder adds umami.
- Dry Rub Spices and Herbs: You need garlic powder, ginger powder, onion powder, and dried thyme.
How To Bake Dry Rub Ribs
1. Prepare the ribs: Pat the rack of ribs dry with paper towels. Remove the membrane on the back of the ribs.
2. Divide Ribs: Cut the rack of ribs into individual portions. Tip: when you cut a rack of ribs into individual portions before cooking them, the seasoning gets into the ribs way better than seasoning a whole rack.
3. Add seasonings to ribs and mix well to combine. Place the ribs in a baking dish.
4. Bake ribs in a tightly covered (with foil) baking dish for 1 hour and 30 minutes at 300 degrees F.
5. Remove the ribs and place them on a rack on a baking dish lined with aluminum foil. Broil them for 5 minutes then flip them to the other side and broil for another 5 minutes.
Expert Tip: Removing the membrane from the back of the ribs makes cutting the rack into individual ribs easy.
Variations and Substitutions
Try the following variations and substitutions with your ribs:
Spicy: Add cayenne pepper to the seasonings for some heat.
Beef Ribs: Make this recipe with beef ribs instead.
Barbecue Sauce: Brush the ribs with barbecue sauce before serving.
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
You could cook ribs as soon as they are rubbed with a dry rub.
Bake ribs with dry rub at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour and 30 minutes until the ribs are tender. Once the ribs are tender finish them up by grilling them using the broil function of the oven
First, cover the ribs while baking so they cook without drying out. Then uncover the ribs and broil them for a beautiful color.
What To Serve It With
You can serve Baked Dry Rub Ribs with a variety of side dishes including:
- Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- Garlic Butter Green Beans
- Garlic Butter Rolls
- Easy Roasted Potatoes
- Sweet Fried Plantains
- 3 Cheese Mac and Cheese
- Deviled Eggs
More Easy Dinner Recipes
- Pan Seared Boneless Pork Chops
- Pan Seared Lamb Chops
- Pan Grilled Salmon
- Pan Seared Ribeye Steak
- Pan Seared Tilapia
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Baked Dry Rub Ribs
- 4 pounds spare ribs St Louis Style
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon ginger powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- ½ Tablespoon dried thyme
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Prepare the ribs: Pat the ribs dry with paper towels. Place them in a large mixing bowl. If the ribs are not separated, remove the membrane at the back of the ribs then cut the rack into individual ribs.
- Add the olive oil to the rib portions and toss to combine.
- To the ribs add the salt, chicken bouillon powder, black pepper, garlic powder, ginger powder, onion powder, and dried thyme.
- Mix everything together well with clean hands while ensuring that the seasoning gets all over the ribs.
- Place the ribs in a 9 by 13 inch baking dish and cover tightly with foil.
- Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and cook for 90 minutes.
- Meanwhile, line a large baking sheet (18 by 13 inch) with aluminum foil. Add a baking rack to the sheet if you have one. Note: If you don't have a baking rack, brush the aluminum foil with oil or spray it with cooking spray. You'll place the ribs directly on the foil. If you have a baking rack you'll place the ribs on the rack instead so the drippings can go to the foil.
- Remove ribs from the oven, drain them from their cooking liquid (they'll release liquid as they cook), and place them on the baking rack or directly on the foil-lined baking sheet.
- Set oven to high broil. Place the ribs back in the oven and let them broil for 5 minutes. Remove them and flip each rib to the other side and let them broil for another 5 minutes.
- Remove ribs and serve warm with your favorite side dishes.