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Oven Barbeque Pork Ribs

A complete guide of making oven barbeque pork ribs (Franklin barbeque style ribs) with the simplest barbeque dry rubs and the best BBQ sauce.
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Resting time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • rack pork ribs


  • 3 medium new potatoes washed
  • 2 medium white onions halved


  • ¼ c white vinegar see Notes for substitution

Dry rubs mixture

  • 1.5 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenned pepper

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 c ketchup
  • ½ c water room temperature
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp coarse black pepper


Marinade pork ribs

  • Wash and dry the ribs thoroughly with paper towel.
  • Trim away the excessed fat.
  • Coat the ribs both sides with white vinegar.
  • Apply dry rubs mixture evenly on both sides of the ribs.
  • Make sure to cover the entire ribs with spice mixture. But at the same time don’t add too much.
  • Let the ribs sit for at least one hour at room temperature before cooking time. Maximum 1.5 hours.

For barbeque sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • When sugar and the rest of the ingredients dissolve completely, turn off the heat. Set the sauce aside for later use. You don't need to bring the BBQ sauce to boiling point.

Cook pork ribs in the oven

  • Pre heat oven to 375F.
  • Put white onions and potatoes on the bottom of your baking/roasting pan.
  • Put pork ribs on the veggies, meat side up.
  • Tightly wrap the pan with aluminum foil and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Take pork ribs out of the oven and brush with BBQ sauce on both sides. Return the pan to the oven, uncover, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Baste the ribs again and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Check for doneness. If the ribs still not cook thoroughly, return it to the oven for another 15 minutes or so. The ribs should have that burnished red color on the surface when done cooking.
  • Let the ribs rest for 10 minutes. Serve hot with grilled white onions and potatoes, and BBQ sauce on the side.


  • For slather: You can substitute vinegar for water, yellow mustard or oil.
  • Check for pork ribs doneness:
    • In this oven barbeque pork ribs, the meat should be tender, juicy and still requires a bit of pull to get it off the bone. You want your pork ribs to pull apart but not fall apart.
    • Use your hand to pick up or twist a rib in the middle of the rack to see if it can break free of the rack. If so it is ready to eat.
    • OR use a steak knife to cut into the middle of the rack to check for consistency. If you can cut through it effortless with one hand, the meat is done.
  • You can substitute white onions and new potatoes for any other favorite veggies. Keep in mind to pick those that can prolong at least 1 hour and 15 minutes in the oven.