Originally posted October 31, 2012

Super Simple Baby Back Ribs

Super Simple Baby Back Ribs by sean

Photo by Sean Malone

I pulled the original recipe from an old Betty Crocker book left in the 1918 house we bought in Seattle. I made a couple tweaks including a longer, slower cook in the oven before the grill. Back in California now, but they always bring back good memories of Seattle.


  • Ribs
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Rosemary
  • Celery
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • BBQ Sauce of your choice


1. Preheat the oven to 325.
2. Place the ribs (having washed them) in a casserole dish facing up.
3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over them (preferably Kosher salt)
4. Pour a little olive oil over the ribs
5. Slice up the whole onion and sprinkle it around the ribs in the dish
6. Place the celery and rosemary on top of the ribs
7. Cover the ribs with aluminum foil
8. Cook the ribs in the oven for 1 1/2 hours
9. Cover the ribs with BBQ sauce as you like and Q them on medium flame/heat 'til the sauce glazes onto the ribs.
10. Repeat step 9 as often as you like. I usually do 3 times.

Save some of your sauce. Heat it up and dribble a bit onto the cut up ribs... and leave some on the table for dipping.


2 hours


  • commented over 8 years ago

    Just invite some pyro over to fire it up... Let me know how it goes. Don't forget the celery and lots of rosemary!

  • commented over 8 years ago

    Yum! I always wondered how to make ribs. Still scared of the BBQ, though, but I'll have to try this! :)

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