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Perfect Baby Back Ribs In The Oven ~ Who Needs A Grill?

You can make tasty ribs in your oven

Normally when we do Ribs, it is on the grill.  Since I am not a grill master like my Hubs I wanted to do them in the oven.

My Hubs was on his way home from Atlantic City and I wanted to surprise him with ribs for our dinner.   Usually I can't eat ribs because people add sugar to their BBQ sauce.   These are made with NO SUGAR ADDED

First I made the Marinade    
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
4 Cups Water
2 Tablespoons Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
10 Smashed Cloves Garlic
1 Med Onion Peeled and Quartered.
1 Large Banana Pepper Large pieces

Soak the ribs (About 3 Pounds) in the brine for about 1/2 hour

Preheat the oven to 400*

Take the ribs out of the brine, season them on both sides with some salt and pepper, then sear them under the broiler.

Put the ribs into a large roasting pan that has a rack in the bottom.  Pour about 1/2 the beer over the ribs.  My Hubs drank the rest of the beer.

Add the onion and the garlic that was in the brine.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and put into the 400* oven.  Reduce the heat as soon as the ribs are in to 300*.

Roast the ribs for 1 1/2 hours.   When the time is up baste the ribs with the NO SUGAR ADDED BBQ sauce  (recipe below)

Broil the ribs away from the heat a little for 7 minutes.  Turn them, baste the other side and broil another 7 minutes.

1/2 Cup onion
1 Tablespoon chopped hot pepper
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon minced ginger
In  1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, saute the onion, pepper, garlic and ginger.

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Cups Raspberries
1/3 cup Simply fruit raspberry jam
3 Tablespoons molasses.
Cook for a couple more minutes. 
You can put this in the blender to make it liquid, but my Hubs wanted the fruit left chunky.  It wasn't that chunky because the raspberries broke apart anyway.
I really liked that I now have a barbeque sauce with no sugar added that I can use.


  1. Too funny. I always marinade my ribs and turkey in beer, so I chuckled when I saw that picture. Your ribs look AWESOME!!

  2. Those came out pretty tasty looking, and the homemade BBQ sauce rocks!

  3. can feel the heart burn already

  4. I too like to make barbeque ribs from the oven. It is more tastier, juicy and no burn. I will try this too. ^_^


  5. Stick with my veggies

  6. This is going on my must make this weekend list! It looks so yummy.

  7. Sounds interesting! I will have to try that marinade,My husband makes them in the oven but slowly all day.

  8. Thank you for this recipe! I am a horrible griller but I love ribs. Now I don't have to rely on my husband to be home (he's a Marine so he deploys a lot) in order to enjoy them. :-)

  9. They look amazing - its amazing just how well some things work in the oven as well :) x

  10. Holy Yum! I've got a hankering for some ribs now! These look divine!

  11. Sounds wonderful!! I'm going to try these! Thank you for the no sugar bbq sauce!

  12. These look and sound delicious. Lots of great ingredients in that marinade. I too thought the beer was part of the recipe. Too funny.

  13. This looks amazing. I never thought about cooking ribs in the oven, I will definitely have to try it!!

  14. Those look amazing! I never knew you could cook ribs in the oven, I will have to try it sometime.

  15. Look amazing. We always cook our ribs in the oven and then put them on the grill for 5 minutes just to add a bit of smokey flavor.

  16. Love the marinade recipe, can't wait to try this recipe!

  17. Those look cooked to perfection. I hope hubby enjoyed them after all your work.

  18. This looks great. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  19. You could have a beer during & then one later. We won't tell.
    Besides, you are trying to gain weight, so...

  20. Finger licking good! Sounds completely wonderful!!!

  21. Yummo!!! This looks sooooooo gooooood!

  22. Those ribs look delicious. Your hubs must have been in heaven. I LOVE that you made these sugar free. I'll bet the sauce was awesome. I plan on giving this a try. Too much sugar in my life is going to my waistline! Uggg!

  23. I definitely need this recipe for the 4th of July. These look delicious!

  24. That looks so good! I'm saving the recipe, this would be perfect for this weekend!

  25. Oh girlie I love love the marinade! I so going to try this!!

  26. I never thought about that... I'll copy paste the recipe for later references :)

  27. Those look absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe. My family and I love eating ribs.


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