I got this method from my boyfriend’s mother. I used to boil ribs prior to grilling. It was a lot of work, which lead to not making ribs very often. This method is so much easier: rub, rest, bake, rest. You only have a few minutes of prep and rest is just marinating and baking.


  • One rack of pork ribs
  • 1/4 c paprika
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 T celery salt
  • 2 t black pepper
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 2 t dry mustard
  • 2 t cayenne pepper

Mix spices together in a small bowl. Rub spices all over ribs. Wrap ribs with two layers of foil making note with side is “fat side up”. Refrigerate for at least two hours.

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Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place wrapped ribs on a baking sheet with fat side up. Bake for 2-1/2 to 3 hours until meat is cooked through and falls off the bone. Serve as is or with your favorite bbq sauce.