Oven Baked Bbq Ribs Recipe

• 5 tablespoons chili powder
• 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp dried oregano (crushed)
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp garlic salt
• 5 cups cold water
• 1 15 oz can tomato sauce


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a large saucepan until well combined.
  2. Slowly stir in 1 cup of water while whisking continuously to eliminate lumps. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Slowly whisk in the remaining 4 cups of water making sure there are no lumps.
  4. Heat the mixture over medium heat until thickened and barely boiling.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce and heat thoroughly. Do not boil.
  6. Use in your favorite enchilada recipe.
  7. Optional – If you prefer a mole type sauce replace the cumin with 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder.

Preheat oven to 275 degrees

In a small bowl mix dry rub until combined and set aside

Rinse pork ribs and pat dry with paper towels

Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs, I’ve provided a how-to link above

Spread the dry rub all over the ribs making sure to cover both sides.

Wrap ribs tightly in foil meat side up, place on baking sheet

Bake for 3 hours for spare ribs, 2 hours for baby back ribs or until fork tender

Open foil and drain the liquid from the ribs. Brush your favorite barbecue sauce on the ribs, broil for 5 minutes

Remove and let the ribs rest 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serves 4-6

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