Cookbook:Oven Ribs

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes


  • 1 slab of either baby back ribs, or St. Louis cut pork ribs
  • Rib Rub
  • Untreated hickory wood chips
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce


  1. Season ribs liberally with Rub. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day, place a good amount of hickory chips in the bottom of a roasting pan. Place a rack in the pan and place ribs on the rack.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the middle of a 200 degree F oven. Cook 6 hours for baby back ribs, and 8 hours for St. Louis cut ribs, changing chips as needed.
  4. Brush side facing you liberally with sauce. Remove foil and place under a preheated broiler until well browned. Serve warm.


Since I believe your house isn't a specially designed restaurant with advanced air filtration systems, follow this advice: Keep a kitchen fan running, and remember that even the best ventilation systems (at least the ones made for home use) will not work unless you keep a window open.