How To Cook BBQ Ribs at Home - Step-by-Step Guide

Do you love BBQ ribs from a restaurant? You can make them at home and have the same delicious taste. This recipe will teach you how to cook BBQ ribs in your oven with an easy step-by-step guide. You will be able to enjoy the best-tasting ribs that are moist, juicy, tender, and fall off the bone!

After reading this blog post intro paragraph, we hope you will want to learn how to make these delicious BBQ ribs yourself! There is no need to spend money going out for dinner anymore if you can cook this tasty dish right in your own kitchen!


Problem: Making ribs at home can be intimidating.

Agitate: Ribs are a great dinner party dish, but it is hard to get them perfectly tender every time.

Solution: Follow this recipe and you will never have to worry about making dry or tough ribs again! We promise that these homemade BBQ ribs will become your new favorite meal. fall off the bone

Simple Steps to make Barbecue ribs at home:

  1. Preparing the ingredients
  2. Making Barbecue Sauce (BBQ sauce)
  3. Grilling ribs with Barbecue Sauce
  4. Tips for this Barbecue ribs recipe

Pork ribs are an amazing food that tastes great basted with barbecue sauce and is delicious when the meat gets tender, but many people do not have the time to cook them up for hours on end. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make barbecue ribs right at home.

How To Cook BBQ Ribs at home

1. Preparing the ingredients

1.1 Ingredients for Barbecue Sauce (BBQ sauce)

  • 2 cups (500ml) barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (optional for heat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • honey

1.2 Ingredients for Pork Ribs

  • 4 pounds (2 kg) baby back ribs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or black pepper 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

How To Cook BBQ Ribs at home

2. Making Barbecue Sauce (BBQ sauce)

Homemade barbecue sauce is so easy to make and tastes fresh, delicious, and tangy. Making barbecue sauce at home allows you the option of tweaking ingredients as desired, making your BBQ sauce unique. Whether you are hosting a bbq event or simply want to try something new in the kitchen, please read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own BBQ sauce.

This BBQ sauce combines quickly with just a handful of ingredients that we usually have in my fridge or pantry and is one that we think you will all love, too.

Step 1:

In a medium-sized pot, combine all the ingredients together and mix well. Bring sauce to a simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Be sure not to let BBQ sauce boil – it will end up too thick and lose its fresh BBQ taste!

Step 2:

Let BBQ sauce cool completely before transferring sauce into airtight jars or bottles. Best served at room temperature - bbq sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Adjust to taste:

  • sweet with brown sugar/honey
  • salted and sour with apple cider vinegar.
  • spicy with chili powder

Used to marinate ribs and make sauces.

How To Cook BBQ Ribs at home

3. Cook ribs with Barbecue Sauce

Step 1: Marinating ribs

Marinate 4 pounds of pork ribs with these ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Rub on both sides of the ribs (mostly on the meat side). Set aside to marinate for 2 hours to 3 hours (or overnight).

Step 2: Cook ribs:

  1. Begin, preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F (all oven types).
  2. Then, put the ribs in the oven, place the ribs on the tray in layers. Pour cider underneath the ribs, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes or until meat is tender with low and slow mode.
  3. Remove the ribs from the oven outside, turn up to 180°C/350°F. Remove the membrane and aluminum foil, coat with olive oil, then place ribs in the oven for 15 minutes or until ribs are nice and crispy with low and slow mode. Line a new tray with foil and then line with new baking papers/parchment papers.
  4. Remove the membrane and ribs in the oven, transfer to a pre-lined tray. Pour water from the tray onto the ribs.
  5. Flip the ribs in the oven so that the bonier side is facing up. Dip it with sauce, then continuously bake for 10 minutes
  6. 6.  Remove the ribs in the oven outside again, then turn the ribs over to cover the meaty side. Saute with BBQ sauce, bake for 5 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 more times until you have a thick glaze on the ribs.
  7. 7. Cut ribs into pieces or pieces and serve with remaining sauce.

Nutrition information:

Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1776mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.9mg

How To Cook BBQ Ribs at home

4. Tips for this Barbecue ribs recipe

Tip 1: Buying baby back ribs and get enough meat

Be careful when choosing the ribs you will BBQ later. You want the meat to be evenly distributed over the ribs sheet.

You do not want a rack of ribs with a lot of fat or meat on one end. Never buy your pork ribs in an airtight container because you will not know the quality of the baby back ribs you are buying. You will also want to avoid the sheet of baby back ribs with exposed bones.

You will want half-baby back ribs for each adult at your barbecue. A third of the pork ribs will be enough for most children.

Tip 2: Pre-Cook Ribs

Most people like to pre-cook the ribs by cooking them in a pot of boiling water to which you have added a cup or two of apple cider vinegar. Carefully remove the baby back ribs from the pot as soon as they begin to soften as fall off the bone. Now they are ready to go grill. And they will be so soft and delicious.

Tip 3: Barbecue sauce

If you are too busy and can not buy your own ingredients and make your own barbecue sauce at home, buy a pre-made barbecue sauce bottle. Guaranteed that the taste of your dishes will remain the same.

How To Cook BBQ Ribs at home


  1. Is there a very easy way to make BBQ ribs that taste just as good as restaurant quality?
  2. If you had an event in your backyard and wanted to impress people by having finger-licking ribs would a recipe be able to make them come out the same way as eating at restaurants?
  3. Where do you start when making ribs at home from scratch, and what are the most important steps or ingredients?


We hope the 'How to cook BBQ ribs at home a step by step guide' blog post wi help you to find the best BBQ ribs recipe as delicious as the restaurant! Follow these simple steps and you'll have a delicious meal in no time. Have you tried cooking your own BBQ ribs? What other recipes or techniques do you use for this dish, or what else would like to know about it before trying it out yourself? Let us know by commenting on our blog post below. We love hearing from readers so we can create helpful content that connects with them as much as possible.

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