Monday, March 21, 2011

Oven Roasted Baby-Back Ribs

There is still snow on my deck, so I'm not firing up the grill. But I'm lusting for baby-backs and I'll use my oven to turn out some really delicious ribs. This is an incredibly easy recipe with just 3 ingredients: ribs, Dijon mustard and Famous Dave's Rib Rub. The latter is available in the seasoning department of most grocery stores and can also be found online at It can also be made from scratch by using this recipe: .

While this recipe is for three racks of pork ribs (feeds 6-8 people), it can be easily scaled down for one or two racks. My ribs came from Costco ($3.29 per pound) and are sold in 3-packs. I typically serve my ribs with hash browns and cole slaw.

3 racks of baby-back ribs
9 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 bottle of Famous Dave's Rib Rub (5.5 ounces)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a jelly pan with foil and place a wire rack on top.
     3. Remove ribs from package and pat dry with paper towels.
     4. Put 3 heaping tablespoons of Dijon mustard on each rack.

     5. Spread mustard to coat entire top of ribs.

    6. Sprinkle Famous Dave's Rib Rub to fully coat the ribs.

    7. Place ribs on jelly pan wire rack.

    8. Place jelly pan in oven on the middle rack and cook ribs for 2 1/2 hours.
    9. After 2 1/2 hours, remove ribs from oven.
  10. Slice between each rib and serve ribs on a platter.

Wine pairing: Zinfandel

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