Oven-roasted ribs from the simplest decision



Makes 2 racks, Serves 4

Preheat the oven to 250 F.

Prepare a baking sheet lined with foil.

Season the ribs on all sides with freshly ground pepper, kosher salt, sugar, and chili powder. Rub the ribs until the seasoning is evenly distributed. Transfer the ribs to the baking sheet and bake for 2 hours. If using barbecue sauce, brush the ribs with an even coat of sauce 30 minutes before the ribs are done cooking.

Remove the ribs from the oven and cut them between the bones. Serve with extra barbecue sauce.


2 racks St. Louis-style (spare) pork ribs, membrane removed 

Salt & Pepper 

½ cup demerara sugar

½ cup chili powder

BBQ sauce (your favorite kind), optional