Oven Ribs

Although I roast plenty of chicken, babybacks feel like a special occasion. And I have no idea why. They are beyond EZ. In the winter or an apartment you don’t even need a grill to finish them (which is legitimately delicious come summer btw). This is just a long winded way of saying, make some ribs indoors or out. After making the rub, they practically cook themselves.

Dry rub (adapted from Food Network recipe)

(Leave on pork 8-24 hours)

1 Tablespoon Cumin

1 Tablespoon Kosher salt

1 Tablespoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 Tablespoon chili powder

3/4 teaspoon paprika (it could’ve used more, but ran out)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne


1/4 cup (or more) Blackberry or Apricot jam

1 rack (2 lbs ish) baby back ribs

Preheat oven 300 degrees.

Wrap seasoned ribs in foil leaving some air but with the seams tight.

Cook 2 hours undisturbed. Do anything else. Melt the jam 20 secs in microwave or stovetop and spread over ribs. Cook with foil open 30 minutes. Rest for 10, cut and serve.

Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

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  1. Gosh Betsy so good to hear from you! Stay safe back East! I miss listening to to all back in the Martha Stewart Morning show!

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