I’ve never liked BBQ sauce.
Call me crazy but it’s just not my jam.
For years I thought I just didn’t like ribs, but I finally had some dry rubbed ones at my parents’ house and realized that ribs are amazing! It’s just the icky BBQ sauce that made them kinda, um, icky.
I’ve been making them for us with this rib rub recipe ever since and they are received by The Dude Family without a single tear or complaint.
Those of you who are in charge of cooking for a family of people where most of the members are children understand that struggle and will appreciate that this is a major win!
The cool thing about them is that, while a tasty rib dinner at a restaurant would set you back a pretty penny, especially for a family of five. At home, I can get two full dinners and a couple of leftover lunches out of one $31 slab from Costco. That amounts to about 15 servings of ribs at like 2 bucks each!
It’s an easy, delicious, filling family meal.
And your kids will be all yeah, girl yeah, which is really the only thing you want to hear when you put dinner on the table.
Dry Rib Rub for Oven Baked Ribs
- 1½ slabs of your favorite type of ribs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup salt
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cover a cookie sheet with foil.
- Brush your ribs with olive oil.
- Sprinkle the ribs with your rub so they are covered entirely. Don't be skimpy about it, but don't go too hard either. You want a nice coating on them.
- Take your fingers and RUB it in. Get in there nice and good so your ribs look red.
- Flip and repeat.
- Cover ribs with foil and place in oven.
- Reserve your rub for future use in a container.
- Bake for about 2.5 hours, turning after one hour (if you're confused, it may tell you how long to cook them on the package).
- When you get to about 2hrs, check them again and make sure they aren't burning. You may need to flip them again, or remove if they are finished.
- They are done when they separate easily from the bone with just a fork.
Now, serve and grub. Your family will thank you!