Easy Oven Baked Ribs with Sticky Korean BBQ Sauce, the perfect finger food to feed a crowd. These pork ribs are perfect for Game Day or any other party or celebration. It might be a simple recipe, but these BBQ ribs are heavenly flavourful, and the Asian touch takes them to the very next level.
I don’t eat pork that often, but when l do, it’s a proper feast. Not quite sure why l stopped having this meat, it’s absolutely delicious, no matter what cut it is, or how it’s prepared.
If you are a fan of football, or any sport in general, chances are you’ll need a great party food to share with the crowd. And what a better choice than some tender, melt-in-your-mouth ribs with a generous coating of Korean BBQ sauce that has a fantastic spicy kick to them.
Or, why not a great treat for Father's Day - I have lots other Father's Day recipes here. Meat never fails to impress dads, and these ribs will surely be one fantastic starter for all dads out there.
It is the first time I prepare ribs, and I must say I was unsure how to cook them, at what temperature, and for how long. There are many recipes out there, all so different, that one gets so confused.
Most recipes call for the ribs to be baked at low temperature for hours and hours. Well, I don't have the luxury to wait around for so long, so I baked them at a higher temperature covered in foil.
And that really did the trick, the ribs turned out really delicious. If you have good-quality ribs - and your local butcher's is always the best place to go - the ribs will be great, so no need to waste your whole day baking them. Let's see how!
Ingredients needed to make pork ribs in the oven
- pork ribs -about 3 pounds
- sticky Korean BBQ Sauce - or the sauce of your choice
- paprika - I used regular paprika, hot or smoked paprika also ok
- garlic granules
- black pepper
You can use any other seasoning, I kept mine simple, but go for anything you like, smoked paprika or hot paprika are a great choice too.
You don't need to have the Korean BBQ sauce, a simple one should do, but this one has that amazing Asian touch, without stealing the show, you can still taste the meat as it is.
This is one recipe I will definitely make again, do give it a try and let me know how you got on!
Step-by-step photos and instructions
Using a kitchen foil is essential for this recipe, as the ribs are baked at a higher temperature, so we need to make sure they don't dry out and burn.
- preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit)
- in a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic granules, salt and pepper, and rub all over the ribs, on both sides
- line kitchen foil on a large baking tray, place the ribs, then cover with more foil
- bake for an hour, then brush half of the Korean BBQ sauce (or any other sauce you use) over the ribs, over with foil again, and bake for a further one hour
- increase the temperature to 220 degrees Celsius (430 Fahrenheit), brush the remaining sauce over the ribs, and cook for a further 15 minutes without foil
- after the 15 minutes, turn the oven on the grill setting, and grill for a further 10-15 minutes
- remove from the grill, and leave to rest for 10 minutes
How long to cook the ribs for at 180 degrees Celsius?
If you cook the ribs at 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 180 degrees Celsius, they shouldn't take longer than 2 and a half hours to bake, given that we use a kitchen foil for 2 hours. The ribs I had weighted 1.4 kg, so that's about 3 pounds.
However, if you choose to not use foil and bake them at a lower temperature for a lot longer, add the sauce towards the end, otherwise it will burn. Do use dry rub from the start, it helps get the ribs tender and flavourful.
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Easy Oven Baked Ribs
- 1.4 kg pork ribs (about 3 pounds)
- 2 cups sticky Korean BBQ Sauce
- 2 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic granules
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
- Line a line baking tray with kitchen foil.
- In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic, salt and pepper, then rub it all over the ribs, on both sides.
- Place the ribs on the tray, and cover with more foil.
- Bake for 1 hour, then remove the foil, spread half of the sauce all over the ribs, cover with foil again, and bake for a further 1 hour.
- Remove the foil, spread the remaining sauce over the ribs, and increase the temperature to 220 degrees Celsius (430 Fahrenheit).
- Bake for 15 minutes without the foil, then set the oven to its grilling function, and grill for a further 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
- You can use any other seasoning, I kept mine simple, but go for anything you like, smoked paprika or hot paprika are a great choice too.
- You don't need to have the Korean BBQ sauce, a simple one should do, but this one has that amazing Asian touch, without stealing the show, you can still taste the meat as it is.
That looks amazing and easy to make, I’ll have to try it.
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