The Best Oven Roasted Ribs

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“This is from "CookSmart" by Pam Anderson. It has a dry rub and you can do it in the oven. So far it is our favorite rib recipe and believe me we, have tested a lot.”
3hrs 20mins

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  1. Adjust one oven rack to low position, remove remaining oven rack, and heat oven to 250°.
  2. Mix a dry rub of the sugar, paprika, pepper, garlic powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a small bowl.
  3. Mix mustard and liquid smoke in another bowl.
  4. Lay ribs directly on removed oven rack and lightly sprinkle with salt.
  5. Brush both sides of slab with mustard mix and then sprinkle both sides with dry rub.
  6. Line jelly roll pan with a large sheet of heavy duty foil, extending foil so it covers oven rack.
  7. Slide rack with ribs into upper-middle position and place foil lined pan on lower oven rack, making sure that foil covers rack.
  8. Bake/roast ribs until fork-tender, 2-3 hours for spareribs and 1 1/2 hours-2 hours for baby back ribs.
  9. If coating ribs with barbecue sauce, remove foil lined jelly roll pan from oven and pour off excess fat.
  10. Transfer ribs to foil lined pan meat side up.
  11. Turn on broiler and brush ribs with sauce and broil until bubbly but not burned.
  12. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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