3 Ingredient Low and Slow Oven Roasted Ribs

Tender and juicy, these 3 Ingredient Low and Slow Oven Roasted Ribs are perfect for when you want big flavors with little effort. Serve them with a super creamy 3 Ingredient Mac and Cheese or a crazy delicious Dill Pickle Pasta Salad for an easy and scrumptious dinner.

Make them smoky, sweet, sticky, or spicy, this is the easiest way to oven bake delicious ribs!

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2 oven roasted ribs on a white plate with rice on the side.

Roasted Pork Ribs

Making the best pork roasted ribs might seem intimidating at first, but it’s really not with this method.

We love this recipe because it’s super simple to do, makes juicy, tender ribs every time with minimal effort, and you get to eat with your hands.

Oven roasted ribs with wild rice on the side and bbq sauce for dipping.
Make sure you have some extra sauce on the side for dipping!

Groceries:

Ribs – Baby backs or Side Ribs, you can choose which you like. I often use side ribs because they’re cheaper and they’re just as tasty as back ribs.
Montreal Steak Seasoning – An purpose-perfect seasoning for any meat-related dishes. I put that stuff on everything but feel free to use your favorite all-purpose seasoning.
BBQ Sauce – Use your favorite sauce for this recipe. I like Sweet Baby Rays Original, or Kraft Chicken and Rib because I like those sweet/savory flavors. Use your absolute favorite sauce and you’ll be halfway there to epic-tasting ribs!

Tips for Roasting Pork Ribs in the Oven

  • Heavy Duty Foil: With this method, you can roast as many (or as little) ribs as you want. I would roast half racks of ribs at a time, each wrapped in their own foil jacket, but you can do whole racks, and as many racks as you can fit on baking sheets in your oven.
  • Remember to remove any silver skin (the tough membrane that’s on the underside of the ribs. Usually the butcher removes this before they are sold, but if they’re not, they’re easy to remove. I have a tutorial for you to check out if you need help.
  • Don’t rush the process! Cooking these babies in a low temp for a longer period of time helps what makes the ribs tough, loosen and tenderize so they’re juicy and melt in your mouth!
  • Marinate: This is optional, but if you have the time, season your ribs and put them in the fridge, covered, for a few hours up to overnight to really get those zesty flavors sinking into the meat for even more deliciousness.
  • Broiling: You don’t have to do this step but I highly recommend it. It helps give that grilled flavor to the ribs, and offers that crispy outside and tender inside textural thing that tastes divine!
Side vew of one large pork rib.

Leftovers

If you happen to have any leftover ribs, (which is just crazy talk), you can pop them in the fridge in a tight-fitting container for up to 4 days. You could also freeze them in a freezer-friendly container for up to a month.

Making these Oven Slow Cooked Ribs even Better

Honestly, this way of oven roasting these ribs is pretty perfect, but if you wanted to add more flavors to the ribs, you could:

  • Marinate the ribs in a bag that has sliced onions and sweet peppers, and garlic, along with the other seasonings overnight. Add the aromatics to the foil with the ribs and they’ll add delicious flavors to the meat.
  • Also, adding smoked paprika is always a nice touch because it adds even more smoky flavors to the ribs.
  • Spice it up a notch by adding some dried chili to either the seasoning or the sauce while cooking. Yum!
Yield: 6 ribs

3 Ingredient Low and Slow Roasted Ribs

Two ribs with a side of rice on a white plate.

Tender and juicy, these 3 ingredient low and slow roasted ribs are the easiest way to make delicious ribs with very little effort. Slow roasting is the key and when you taste these, you won't make them any other way!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 rack of pork ribs (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Rays barbeque sauce (see notes)

Instructions

    *optional step* - Remove the silver skin.

    2. Cut the rack in half if using a full rack of ribs. Again, this is optional, but it makes life easier in dealing with seasoning, basting, and handling the ribs.

    3. Season the ribs with the Montreal steak seasoning all over both the top and bottom sides.

    4. Place the ribs into a container to marinate for as long as possible. (see notes)

    5. Preheat oven to 250F

    6. Wrap the ribs in foil tightly, and place them in the oven.

    7. Roast for 2.5 - 3 hours.

    8. Remove from the oven when they've come to temperature (160F) and take the ribs out of the foil.

    9. Place the ribs on a rack and brush liberally with the bbq sauce.

    10 Broil on both sides to produce some crispy charred bits on the outside of the ribs. Watch them carefully because the sugar in the sauce can make them burn easily.

Notes

Use your favorite barbeque sauce for this recipe. If you use a sauce that you love, your ribs will be even more delectable.

Marinating can be done both with wet or dry ingredients (rubs) on meat. The longer the better for marinade times but if you don't have time to let them sit, that's totally fine. They just won't have the depth of flavor had they marinated for as long as possible, but they will still be delicious.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

3 ribs

Amount Per Serving Calories 281Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 9mgSodium 1940mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 2gSugar 47gProtein 3g

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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