sticky oven barbecue ribs


This recipe for pork barbecue ribs is unquestionably a household favorite. Nothing is more enjoyable than letting your oven handle the cooking while enjoying the amazing BBQ pork aromas that fill the entire house.

Many of our American readers will be enjoying a dish of sizzling hot sticky pork ribs on Father’s Day! Get set for some of the finest ribs you’ve ever had!

For a few years now, you have all enjoyed our slow-cooked ribs, but many of you have questioned how to prepare ribs in the oven. Have you prepared?

sticky oven barbecue ribs

Ribs in the oven

Pork ribs can be prepared in the oven, in a slow cooker, or on the grill thanks to their versatility. Choose our slow cooker approach if you enjoy ribs that are tender and fall-off-the-bone tender.

However, if you enjoy ribs that are juicy, tender, crispy, and have edges that have caramelized, try making ribs in the oven!



  • 4 pounds (2 kg) baby back pork ribs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili or Cayenne powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 2 cups (500ml) barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (optional for heat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. The oven should be heated to 350°F (180°C).
  2. The stiff membrane that covers the bony/underside of the ribs should be peeled off. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet or tray (or parchment paper).
  3. Combine the salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and chili or Cayenne. Oil and spice should be drizzled over the ribs. On all sides, cover the ribs with the seasoning. Bake for two hours with foil covering the tray.
  4. Mix the sauce ingredients during the final five minutes of cooking.
  5. After removing the foil from the ribs, sprinkle the barbecue sauce mixture over the top.
  6. Boost the oven’s heat to 460°F (240°C). Bake the ribs for an additional 10 minutes in the oven with the door open. The edges should be lightly charred and caramelized by switching the oven’s broil (or grill) setting to medium-high heat (about 3 minutes).
  7. Before slicing, let the meat rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to recirculate.
  8. Enjoy!


Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1776mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.9mg