Most Tender Oven Roasted Ribs Recipe
Dry Rub Roasted Ribs Recipe Card
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Savor the exquisite flavors of robust, dry-rubbed roasted ribs. Succulent pork ribs combined with a harmonious blend of premium spices–a simple, tasty twist on a timeless barbecue staple.
Pork Ribs (Full or Half Rack)
Dry Rub Mix:
Onion Powder 1tsp
Cayenne Pepper Powder 1tsp
Brown Sugar 1tsp
Creole Seasoning 1tsp
Oven Roasting Rack
Step-by-Step Cooking Directions
Make your dry rub seasoning mix. Simply combine each of the dry spices and ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well. This dry rub is not shelf stable, as the brown sugar will begin to clump together, so do not store this particular type of dry rub for later use. Alternatively, there are many pre-packaged dry rub mixtures available should you want a shelf stable option.
Briefly rinse with cold water, and pat dry your ribs if they came from plastic packaging. If the ribs came in butcher paper, you may start coating them with the dry rub mix. Coat the ribs generously with your dry rub mixture, using your fingers to “rub” the seasoning into the various crevices of the rib rack. These seasonings will create a tasty crust on the exterior of the ribs during cooking.
Preheat your oven to 375º, and prepare the ribs for cooking with the oven rack. With a suspension rack such as the one pictured, the meat is evenly cooked from all directions. Simply pierce ribs with the “spikes” of the rack to hold them in place. If you elect to roast these ribs on a tray or flat rack, consider flipping the ribs midway through the cooking process. This allows the rib rack to cook more evenly on both sides.
The ribs should take 50-60 minutes to fully cook. Use a thermometer in the centermost part of the rib rack to ensure the proper cooked temperature of 145º (62.8C). Be sure to flip the rib rack midway through cooking if you’ve elected to use a flat cooking medium, such as a roasting pan or flat rack.
After removing from the oven, allow the ribs to cool for 15 minutes. You may use a chef’s knife to cut portions of the rack to serve, or you can cut each individual rib, halfway between the rib bones.
Serve and enjoy. The dry rub seasoning will have created a flavorful crust, while the pork itself maintains a more natural flavor. Other types of seasonings that go well with roasted ribs recipe include a Montreal steak seasoning, or a cajun seasoning depending on your preference.
Suggestions for Servings and Sides
Dry Rub Roasted Ribs go well with any barbecue style meal you’re preparing. Try a potato egg salad for a classic pairing. For a more unique and low calorie option, a lemon parmesan kale salad may be perfect.