There are 1.74 million BBQ rib recipes online (I'm not exaggerating), but mine is the best BBQ rib recipe. How do I know? Because my husband loves these!
I use meaty country-style pork ribs which I usually buy on sale, although they're pretty reasonably priced most of the time. For the two of us I use one package, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. If you're cooking for a bigger family, just buy more and use a bigger pan.
Start by placing the ribs in a roasting pan (I use a small Granite Ware roaster) in a single layer if possible (just don't pile them up too much). Cover the pan, then place in a 200 degree oven and bake for about two hours or until the ribs are nice and tender.
When the ribs are nice and done, remove the roasting pan from the oven and carefully drain off the liquid. Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees. While the oven is heating, pour a generous amount of your favorite BBQ sauce over the ribs. Recently I've been using KC Masterpiece Honey Barbecue Sauce because it's nice and thick and we love the flavor.
Leave the roasting pan uncovered and return the ribs and sauce to the oven. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the sauce is good and hot and has "glazed" the ribs. If you prefer, this step can be done on the grill. Just place the cooked ribs on the hot grill and baste with the BBQ sauce.
Serve with your choice of side dishes. Potato salad or coleslaw and baked beans or corn on the cob are great choices.
Try these oven-baked BBQ ribs and let me know if you agree with my husband that this is the best BBQ rib recipe around. I know you'll agree that it's the easiest. Enjoy!