baby back ribs IN THE OVEN

do you know how hard it is to function with one working eye? more importantly, do you know how hard it is to DRIVE with one functioning eye??

it’s difficult let me tell you.

no i did not lose an eye. apparently when my allergies kick up they decide to delegate the task of eye watering to one of my eyes and man oh man does the choosen eye take the task to heart.

it all started last night when i went to lay down to go to bed. (i’m very aware that it is exceptionally weird timing.) so i go to lay down and all the sudden i can feel the allergy nose block where you have a really weird feeling that one nostril has a closepin on it. which the triggers the eye watering. and nonstop eye watering. so i get up this morning and don’t feel the closepin nose block or eye watering anymore. thank goodness. put on full makeup (eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow) and get ready to walk out the door.. BAM. hit with the unstoppable eye watering and closepinness. let me just tell you how awesome this is. i’ve already been asked several times if i’m ok. yes i am but if you could make this one eye stop watering long enough for me to be able to function i’d greatly appreciate it.



done in the oven.

sheer genius.

yes i’m well aware i could have shared this recipe before father’s day but isn’t that what father’s day is all about? man + fire? these involve no fire. i know. ribs and barbeque are supposed to involve fire but get over it. see (and i’m pretty sure i’ve mentioned this before) i live in a condo. on the second floor. no real place for a grill. but what i do have is an oven and a broiler rack. and really that’s pretty much all you need to make these ribs. no up and down the stairs to check a fire pit in the parking lot. nope. just put these suckers in the oven and go low and slow.

oven baby back ribs

  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cajun seasoning – i use slap ya mama but tony’s works too
  • 2 c bbq sauce – whatever sauce is your favorite
  • 1 bottle beer
  1. preheat oven to 250F.
  2. with a small (sharp) knife, peel the thin layer of silver skin off the back of the rib racks. sprinkle ribs with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning to taste; rub into the meat.
  3. pour the beer in the bottom of your broiler pan. add water until filled.
  4. place ribs meat side down on the rack and place on the pan. bake uncovered 1 hr, 15 min. remove the pan and flip the ribs meat side up. coat generously with the bbq sauce. return to the oven and bake an additional 45-60 min.

that’s it. easy peasy. and there was little chance of setting yourself on fire.


recipe from: my mom


3 thoughts on “baby back ribs IN THE OVEN

  1. These are the best! Almost impossible to over cook and so tender. No mess to clean up after either! Mom

    • You want to fill the bottom portion of your broiler pan with the liquid to create the moist environment for the ribs to cook. You’re actually baking the ribs and not broiling so you need to keep the oven door closed.

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