Easy Oven Baked Ribs: Ina Garten BBQ Ribs Recipe

This weekend I was scouring for new Barbecue recipes and came across Barefoot Contessa’s Foolproof Ribs. I just had a hankering and thought this would begin our celebration for Father’s Day. Easy Oven Baked Ribs for Fathers Day or any day. 

A week-long celebration, he deserves it right. Either that or I was too impatient to wait until next weekend to try this recipe!  My husband has made ribs on the grill before but I was thrilled to try this recipe.

Easy oven baked ribs recipe that anyone can do and any time of year since you bake them in the oven first.

easy ribs cut on a cutting board


Easy Oven Baked Ribs: Foolproof Ribs Recipe 

This barbecue recipe starts out with making your own sauce. I did not read the directions first and thought you just baked them and then added the sauce so I was in a bit of a rush to make the sauce. It takes a good 40 minutes to make this sauce.

Check out this post, if you want a good no-cook BBQ sauce and father’s day gift idea My husband said let’s just use Rays sauce, I am glad we did not this was well worth the wait. 

I was a little nervous at the look of the sauce at the beginning, it has a lot of ingredients.


cooking onions for homemade bbq recipe

After 30 minutes of simmering, look at this amazing barbecue sauce now. My husband and I were eating it by the spoonful. It had an addicting kick to it that was amazing.

You can easily make this a few days ahead of time and just keep it in the fridge. We had some left over after our dinner as well.


adding brown sugar to pot of homemade bbq sauce


Can I cook ribs straight from the grocery store?

Now for the prep of the ribs, could not be simpler. Just flavor with salt and pepper and lavish it with sauce. Cover lightly with tin foil and in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Depending on your type of ribs.

how to prepare ribs for cooking

Smother with your BBQ Sauce. 

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Look how dark the sauce got in the oven with all the sugar of the bbq sauce. If you are entertaining you stop here and put the ribs into the fridge.



Easy Oven Baked Ribs: Ina Garten BBQ Ribs Recipe


Then bake per the directions based on what type of ribs you are serving.


What type of grill should I use to Finish my easy oven baked ribs? 

We have used both a gas grill as well as a charcoal grill to finish off these oven-baked ribs. It just depends on how much time you have and what you have available. Either one will give you an amazing carmelized sauce. 

Now on the grill for only 5 minutes per side after being coated with more BBQ sauce.

2 racks of ribs being grilled for final bit on a grill


Let the ribs rest for 10 minutes cut and serve.


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WE definitely needed to serve it with more BBQ sauce but we devoured the entire 2 racks of St. Louis ribs. Truly an easy ribs recipe. 



finished 2 racks Easy Oven Baked Ribs: Ina Garten BBQ Ribs Recipe

Don’t want to Bake your ribs, then Smoke them

How do I Smoke Ribs on a Grill

Should I add a Dry Rub to My Ribs 

Here is a recipe for a homemade Dry Rub for Ribs. 

What are you making for Father’s Day or BBQ recipes?

Foolproof Ina Garten Ribs Recipe 

Check out this foolproof ribs recipe

Ina Garten Ribs and Bbq sauce

Yield: 6-8 People
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

An amazing rib recipe that can be made ahead plus homemade BBQ sauce.


For the BBQ Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions, 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 3 cloves
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup tomato paste, 10 ounces
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 lbs Baby Back ribs or St Louis Ribs
  • Kosher Salt and black pepper


  1. For the BBQ Sauce
  2. irections
  3. In a large saucepan on low heat, saute the onions and garlic with the vegetable oil for 10 to 15 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not browned.
  4. Add the tomato paste, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Simmer uncovered on low heat for 30 minutes.
  5. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place several sheets of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet. Place the ribs meat side up on top.
  8. Season with 2 tsp Salt and 1 tsp Pepper
  9. Spread a generous amount of BBQ sauce on the ribs. Cover loosely with foil.
  10. Bake 1 1/2 for baby back to 1 3/4 hours St Louise
  11. Spread more BBQ sauce on top.
  12. Grill for 5 minutes per side, watching carefully not to burn Rib side down then meat side down.
  13. Cover with Aluminum foil and rest for 10 minutes
  14. Put on a serving platter and serve with additional sauce

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1249Total Fat 72gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 47gCholesterol 216mgSodium 3128mgCarbohydrates 86gFiber 6gSugar 66gProtein 65g

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  1. Hi Maria, Wow your ribs look amazing and thanks for the step by step instructions for cooking them. I am definitely going to try making them for my next bbq. Thanks and have a great weekend & week.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  2. really this is a super easy recipe and you don’t need to make the BBQ sauce recipe but it was well worth it;)

  3. they look de-lish–pinned it…I think for Father’s Day we’ll give it a try =)

  4. Thanks for the recipe! My ribs always turn out dry. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  5. We don’t eat ribs that often but I understand the feeing

  6. This is great recipe and lasts a week or so in fridge

  7. Ooh, those look delicious! I love ribs. A lot. More than a lot, in fact. Like, can eat a rack of ribs at a time and, while stuffed towards the end, cannot bring myself to stop eating them kind of love. Thank you for sharing that awesome recipe!

  8. Now those are some serious ribs. Makes me really hungry – perfect Father’s Day recipe.

  9. Gosh that sounds delicious–no bar-b-queuing here–don’t have a place to do it!!

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