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Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

In the quest for those tender bites of fall-off-the-bone goodness, you are going to need the patience to slow cook the ribs in the oven, with plenty of spices of course. To keep it perfectly Paleo, you are also going to need 1 cup of homemade BBQ sauce which can, and should, be prepared ahead of time, because you never know when the craving for BBQ will hit. When making barbecue sauce at home, be sure to cook up a large pot of it, you can then freeze individual portions for up to three months. It’s a good thing to have on hand to add to slow cooker shredded chicken, with a salad on the side – perfect for lunch in a jar…

It does take some time to extract all the tantalizing morsels, 3-4 hours or so, but don’t be dismayed by that fact. Chances are good that you will cook this meal on your day off, or on the weekend, so that you have time for other things while baking – such as decluttering your kitchen, or going through your spice rack and pantry to make sure everything is up to date and fresh.

You could also spend the day cooking (while cooking) and preparing for the week ahead, choosing from any number of Paleo slow cooker recipes. This slow cooker beef and pepper soup will really help to warm up your days, magically it nourishes your soul too.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minCook: 4 h

Protein: 48g / %

Carbs: 63g / %

Fat: 69g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.

Add to Meal Plan  


  • 2 1/2 lbs. baby back pork ribs, membrane removed
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 cup Homemade BBQ sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Ribs Preparation


  1. Preheat oven to 275 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, garlic, onion, and season to taste.
  3. Season the ribs with the chili powder mixture generously on both sides.
  4. Place the ribs in a baking dish, cover and place in the preheated oven.
  5. Bake the ribs 3 to 4 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.
  6. Generously brush the ribs with the BBQ sauce on both sides, and place on back on the baking sheet.
  7. Broil the ribs 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until sauce has caramelized.
  8. Let the ribs rest 4 to 5 minutes before serving.