Oven Baked BBQ Ribs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 3 - lb(s) baby back pork ribs
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 - tsp salt
  • 1 - tsp pepper
  • 2 - cup(s) sweet BBQ sauce
  • Side: - baked beans**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
With MyFreezEasy, you can...
  1. Set up your own freezer meal plan with all your favorite freezer meals.
  2. Personalize the month's themed meal plans.
  3. Download any and all of the 8 themed meal plans released each month.
Also, as a member, you get access to our Freezer Meal Plan Builder (option to adjust serving sizes) & the MyFreezEasy mobile and tablet apps. No more spending hours on Pinterest searching for recipes, adjusting the math on the serving sizes, writing your own shopping list and trying to figure out the step-by-step for the freezer meal prep session!! We do all of that for you - in minutes! Learn more about becoming a MyFreezEasy member!

Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Set the rack of ribs on large rimmed baking sheet or baking dish.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Coat the rack of ribs with the homemade rub. Brush 1 cup of BBQ sauce onto the ribs.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Brush the remaining BBQ sauce onto the ribs. Bake another 15 minutes.
  4. Warm the baked beans.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve BBQ Ribs with baked beans and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 Tbsp chili powder, 2 Tbsp ground cumin, 2 Tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp pepper. Coat each rack of ribs with the homemade rub. Brush 1 cup of BBQ sauce onto each rack of ribs.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the ribs with half of the rub and BBQ sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw ribs completely in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before baking as directed.

Special notes

Because a rack of ribs is large and awkward to freeze, you could cut them into smaller pieces and use gallon size baggies. You also could purchase the Ziploc 2 gallon or larger baggies. (Most grocery stores don’t carry these, but you could get them from Amazon or online.) Or you could wrap the ribs and rub (not the sauce) in plastic wrap and then foil and freeze that way, then brush the BBQ sauce on just before baking.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw ribs completely before baking at 325 F for 1 hour 15 minutes. Brush remaining 1 cup BBQ sauce onto ribs and bake 15 more minutes.
Serve with baked beans and veggies.

Free Sample Meal Plan & Freezer Cooking 101 Workshop

Sign Up for Erin's Free Online Workshop