Baby back ribs (1 rack)
Your choice of BBQ sauce
Dry rub (store-bought or homemade blend of paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and other spices you like)
Preheat your oven to 275°F (135°C).
Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. This step is crucial for tender ribs.
Generously coat the ribs with the dry rub on both sides.
Place the ribs on a large piece of aluminum foil and wrap them tightly. This helps to keep the moisture in.
Place the foil-wrapped ribs on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 2-3 hours. The exact time depends on the size of the rack. The meat should be tender and easily pull away from the bone.
Carefully remove the ribs from the foil and brush them with your favorite BBQ sauce.
Increase the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and return the ribs to the oven, uncovered, for an additional 10-15 minutes. This helps to caramelize the sauce.
For a charred finish, you can briefly place them under the broiler, but watch them closely to prevent burning.
Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before cutting into individual portions.
Serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side, and enjoy with your favorite sides like coleslaw, cornbread, or baked beans.