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Oven Baked Ribs with Potatoes and Green Beans is a CRAZY delicious dinner recipe that takes 10 minutes to make then cooks itself while you relax. It will be a guaranteed hit at the table!
News flash: oven baked ribs are THE BEST THINGS EVER! Seriously, baking ribs in the oven is nothing short of amazing.
For some strange reason, I always thought that ribs were best cooked on the BBQ or in a slow cooker. Wrong! Cooking ribs in the oven is the best way to make ribs all fall and winter long.
Why oven baked ribs are the best ever
- Baked ribs are juicy and tender.
- Cooking ribs in the oven is super crazy ridiculously easy. ← no exaggeration!
- These sheet pan ribs leave you with virtually zero after dinner clean up.
- You can call this an easy oven-baked country-style pork ribs recipe, which makes them sound all things happy comfort food.
- Once you know how to cook pork ribs in the oven you can switch up the spice rub to keep things new each time you make them.
- They are a simple and delicious gluten-free + paleo dinner recipe.
- They will be a guaranteed hit at your dinner table!
Cooking ribs in the oven is super easy but there are two tricks you need to know to make sure your oven baked ribs are extra juicy and tender.
- When you are baking pork ribs, make sure to cover them with foil. This prevents them from drying out. A quick broil at the end will brown them nicely so they'll be juicy and pretty!
- Put the ribs in the oven at a low temperature. I like to cook them at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours. The low and slow cooking method will turn them into fall off the bone tender ribs.
That's it! If you follow those two (very simple) rules, your oven baked ribs will be AMAZING!
What makes this pork ribs recipe the best?
I judge recipes based on three things:
- Is it delicious
- Is it easy to make
- Is it healthy
As far as the healthy question goes, you'll find studies/experts/advice on both sides of the fence. I put meat (even the fattiest kind, like ribs) in the healthy category. It's real, unprocessed food that humans have been eating for hundreds of thousands of years. I personally feel good about eating it.
Is it delicious? Absofreakinglutely it is! You'll be craving these simple, country-style pork ribs for days.
Is it easy to make? Very! The spice rub is made from a few pantry staple spices. Then, rather than slathering it in BBQ sauce, a drizzle of honey at the end is all it needs to brown the top. Bonus #1: there's no need to spend time making your own BBQ sauce. Bonus #2: You don't have to use a sugar-loaded, store-bought BBQ sauce.
How to make ribs in the oven. Step 1:
Gather your spices. You can either sprinkle them over the ribs one by one or mix them together in a small bowl first. Your choice!
After you've sprinkled on the spices, put the ribs on a baking sheet. I like to line it with parchment paper to make cleanup a little easier. Then cover the baking sheet with some aluminum foil and pop the ribs in your oven.
Now go pour yourself a glass of wine and relax!
How to make oven baked ribs. Step 2:
When your baked ribs are super tender and your house smells AMAZING, take the foil off the ribs and brush a little honey on top of them.
Pop them under the broiler for a few minutes until they are brown and the sugar in the honey starts to caramelize.
Now pour yourself another glass of wine and dig into the best oven baked pork ribs ever!
Easy rib recipes:
- Sticky Paleo Ribs with Chocolate BBQ Sauce
- Grilled Pork Ribs with Ponzu Sauce
- Dark Chocolate and Stout Braised Short Ribs
- BBQ Crockpot Beef Ribs
- Blackened Ribs with Caramelized Carrots
- 1 rack pork back ribs
- 1 teaspoon EACH: paprika, chili powder, onion powder, and coconut sugar (can sub brown sugar)
- ½ teaspoon each: cumin, black pepper, and sea salt
- A pinch of cayenne and cinnamon
- 1 ½ lb mini potatoes (cut in half)
- 1 lb green beans (trimmed)
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Turn your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the ribs on top.1 rack pork back ribs
- In a small bowl, mix the paprika, chili powder, onion powder, coconut sugar, cumin, black pepper, sea salt, cayenne, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the spices over both sides of the ribs then cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and put it in your oven.1 teaspoon EACH: paprika, chili powder, onion powder, and coconut sugar (can sub brown sugar), ½ teaspoon each: cumin, black pepper, and sea salt, A pinch of cayenne and cinnamon
- While the ribs are baking, cut the potatoes in half, trim the strings off the green beans and drizzle both with the oil. (keep the potatoes and beans separate.) After 1 hour and 20 minutes, remove the ribs from the oven, add the potatoes to the baking sheet, and sprinkle ¾ teaspoon of salt over them. Put the foil back on the tray and put the tray in the oven.1 ½ lb mini potatoes, 1 teaspoon oil
- After 30 minutes, remove the tray from the oven. If the potatoes are soft, add the beans and sprinkle them with ¼ teaspoon of salt. (If they're not, cook them for a few more minutes.)1 lb green beans
- Turn your oven to broil and baste the honey on the ribs. Broil the ribs for 7-10 minutes, or until they are well browned.1 tablespoon honey
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