Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs are tender oven baked ribs smothered in a spicy sweet Asian inspired sauce that will have you licking your fingers and reaching for more. Baked in the oven and slathered in a homemade barbeque sauce, these Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs are the perfect no-fuss way to enjoy baked ribs.
So let me tell you a story about why Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs are a real thing. I am a very lucky girl. I live in Florida, in a part of the country most people dream of visiting, essentially I live where you vacation. I am blessed with palm trees, white sandy beaches and sunshine, sunshine, sunshine. When the colder weather moves on and spring finally arrives, there is nothing better than soaking up the sun and embracing natures gifts that are all around us. Fresh air, sea breezes, warm sun on your toes and lots of girly umbrella drinks … ahhh, springtime in Florida.
Keep in mind, this lasts for about a month and then it turns hotter than Hades and the humidity reaches 173% you are stuck inside, tethered to you A/C unit to avoid the potential melting your of person, place and thing.
So while I am extremely fortunate to spend my days living in my beachy Shangri-la, one thing This Girl does NOT have in her seaside paradise is a good BBQ shack. We have a few barbecue food restaurant chains that my husband won’t even step foot in, a few barbecue food carts around town that I keep saying I’m going to try (but haven’t yet), a few here today and gone tomorrow places but no solid, been here for 50 years serving up barbecue chicken and barbecue ribs and all things barbecue and by the way, my grandma made cornbread in this here cast iron pan kind of places.
Everyone feel sorry for me yet? Oops.. hold on, the paper umbrella just fell out of my drink…
So although my plight does not qualify as a legitimate emergency situation, I have had to explore other options when it came to satifying my barbecue rib cravings. What this has translated into is that I have had to learn how to make barbecue ribs myself. Now I do own a grill so I certainly can grill up my barbecue ribs the traditional way but here in Florida, summer and spring brings afternoon storms EVERY DAY so I have had to explore more unconventional ways to serve up barbeque ribs.
Those EVERY DAY thunderstorms is why I have transitioned my outside barbeque ribs to inside oven baked ribs. I have learned to accept and adjust and I cook up a pretty mean rack, if I do say so myself. But this last time, in the interest of trying new things, I decided to forgo my usual store bought barbecue sauce and explore something different. A little of this and a little of that and we have now this tangy Asian inspired barbecue sauce that is now the only barbecue sauce I slather on my oven baked ribs. It’s a bit sweet, a bit spicy, a lot sticky and just a bit naughty.
You are going to love it! These Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs are my new favorite way to make oven baked ribs and even though I have expanded my rib making horizons to include my Easy Slow Cooker Ribs, this Asian Barbecue Sauce is the bomb-diggity so these Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs are my hands down favorite!!
WHAT TYPE OF RIBS DO YOU USE FOR BARBECUE?
Let’s go over the basic types of ribs to use for barbarcue.
- Pork spareribs: Spareribs are found on the lower belly of the pig and does not offer a lot of meat on the bone which is how it gets it’s name spare rib. These ribs are great of oven baked ribs even though you don’t get a lot of meat off of them.
- Baby back bibs: Baby back ribs are taken from the muscle that runs along the back of the pig and are very meaty and a great choice of pork rib to cook in the oven or on the grill.
- St. Louis style ribs: St. Louis style ribs are basically pork spare ribs with the end ribs and meat skirt removed. These ribs are prepared best in the oven since they will cook faster than most ribs due to having so little meat on them.
- Country-style pork ribs: These are big, meaty ribs taken from the shoulder or the loin. The loin ribs will cook faster than the shoulder ribs so be sure to ask your butcher from what part of the pig your country-style pork ribs come from. These are ribs that can be cooked on the grill, in the oven or even smoked in your smoker.
HOW DO YOU REMOVE SILVERSKIN FROM RIBS?
There is a stubborn, thin membrane that covers the back of ribs called silverskin. It can really make a difference when cooking your oven baked ribs because it will make your ribs tough to eat and since you want ribs that fall of the bone, take the time to remove that silverskin. To remove the membrane, use a knife to gently slide under it and then using your fingers pull the membrane away from the bones. Sometimes it is a bit slippery so use a paper towel to take hold of it and pull.
HOW DO YOU MAKE STICKY BARBECUE OVEN BAKED RIBS?
Easy! To make your Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs, preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Remove the membrane from the back of your ribs and generously sprinkle both sides of your ribs with Creole seasoning. Lay your Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs on a cooking pan meat side up and cover the pan well with foil so that no steam will escape. Slide pan into your oven and cook for 3 1 /2 hours. While your oven baked ribs are cooking, combine ketchup, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, spices and Sriracha in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil, stirring constantly. After your ribs have cooked for 3 1/2 hours, carefully remove the foil (watch the steam!) and using a basting brush, coat your ribs heavily with the Asian BBQ sauce and cook uncovered for another 10-15 minutes or pop them under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
Keep in mind since you are cooking your ribs in the oven and not having to constantly check and flip your ribs on the grill, you don’t even have to put your umbrella drink down.
STICKY BARBECUE OVEN BAKED RIBS
Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs
Oven Baked Ribs
- 2 1/2 pounds baby back ribs
- 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
Asian BBQ Sauce
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce or more to taste
- To make your Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs, preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Remove the membrane from the back of your ribs and generously sprinkle both sides of your ribs with Creole seasoning. Lay your Sticky Barbeque Oven Baked Ribs on a cooking pan meat side up and cover the pan well with foil so that no steam will escape. Slide pan into your oven and cook for 3 1 /2 hours.
- While your oven baked ribs are cooking, combine ketchup, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, spices and Sriracha in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil, stirring constantly. Once your Asian BBQ sauce is boiling, lower the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to slightly thicken up the sauce.
- After your ribs have cooked for 3 1/2 hours, carefully remove the foil (watch the steam!) and using a basting brush, coat your ribs heavily with the Asian BBQ sauce and cook uncovered for another 10-15 minutes or pop them under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.