Oven Baked Barbecue Ribs

This BBQ recipe is the lighter of my two oven baked barbecue ribs recipes but by no means does that make it inferior.

If it's too cold outside to venture out and fire up your smoker then this is the recipe for you. There's absolutely no reason why you can't get that great barbecue taste in the comfort of your own home.

OK so you're not going to get exactly the same flavor or texture because:

  1. You can't pass smoke over your ribs in the way that you would do outdoors
  2. We're going to cook at a much higher temperature

So it's going to be different but that doesn't mean to say that you have to compromise, it's just a different flavor and a slightly less tender finish.

This oven baked barbecue ribs recipe is very easy to do with standard ingredients so why not give it a go this evening?

Serves:- 4 people

Preparation Time:- 10 mins
Cooking Time:- 1 hour 40 mins

Total Time:- 1 hour 50 mins


  • 1Kg or 2.25lbs pork barbecue ribs
  • 30ml or 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 4 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 240ml or 1 cup beef stock


Preheat the oven to 190°C, 375°F or gas mark 5.

Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions, cook for about 3 or 4 minutes until translucent taking care not to burn them.

Add the remaining ingredients (except for the ribs), bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes. You now have your barbecue sauce.

Place the barbecue ribs in a roasting tin and brush with a little of the sauce and slam them in the oven for 30 minutes.

When the 30 minutes is up, carefully remove the ribs from the oven and pour off the fat, spoon over the remainder of the sauce and pop the barbecue ribs back in the oven for another hour and baste every 15 minutes.

When the time is up, remove them from the oven and set aside for 15 minutes (if you can!) before tucking in.

If this one doesn’t suit and you prefer something with a bigger kick to it then click here for my other oven barbecue ribs recipe.

Related Pages:

More Delicious Oven Barbecue Recipes
Spicy Oven BBQ Ribs
Essential Tip for Peeling Garlic

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