Simple Seasoned Oven Baked Pork Ribs
Simple Seasoned Oven Baked Pork Ribs are an amazingly flavorful yet easy to make recipe. With seven simple spices and 5-minutes of prep time you will have a delicious meal in the oven. Garlic powder, lemon pepper seasoning and Chicago steak seasoning make these ribs irresistible. It doesn’t get any easier than these St. Louis pork ribs for lunch or dinner.
This recipe is so fast and simple to throw together and toss right into the oven. With the amount of flavor that these ribs have, you won’t believe that it takes just a few minutes to toss them together. They spend one hour in the oven and the flavor result is incredible.
Pork ribs are a favorite of mine, even on the busiest of weeknights. This recipe is incredibly quick and easy to prepare. It’s simply placing pork ribs on a pan sprayed baking pan and seasoning evenly with seven different seasonings. And this is the best kind of recipe because all of the seasonings are readily available. AND all of the seasonings are the exact same measurement. Yes, one teaspoon of each seasoning is all you need to make these pork ribs really pop.
My family loves nights where we make these Simple Seasoned Oven Baked Pork Ribs and Easy Baked Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks. I serve it with hot Jasmine rice and a delicious side of Thai Som Tum (Papaya Salad). I love these ribs oven baked. However, grilled is always a scrumptious option. And with summer around the corner, nobody likes to heat up the entire house so grilling ribs isn’t a bad idea. These ribs are excellent just by themselves. Ribs are definitely my favorite roasted or grilled meat to eat. They’re so delicious and so flavorful and they’re just plain fun to eat and enjoy.
The idea of me being able to give up carbs and go keto seems next to impossible. I could maybe consider it IF ribs were on the menu all day every day. Maybe.. Probably not. I couldn’t give up my summertime BBQ plate of ribs and Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad.
A huge perk of making Simple Seasoned Oven Baked Pork Ribs for dinner is that clean up is very easy. This is a recipe that will only require a single baking pan. It doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply pan spray your baking pan, lay your ribs out on the pan, add a little seasoning and toss it in the oven for an hour. You’ll have amazing ribs before you know it and you won’t believe how easy it was to make something so delicious.
What kind of ribs should I use?
This recipe calls for St. Louis pork ribs. St. Louis ribs are trimmed spare ribs. Country-style ribs or back ribs will also work perfectly for this recipe. Pork ribs are my number one but beef ribs would be an excellent substitution.
Side story, watch your ribs when grilling. Tonio is, of course, the master of grilling. However, one time, my husband grilled beef ribs and they caught on fire. They were looking a tad on the rough side by the time they made it to the dinner table. Looking at the table confused, my nephew asked, “Are those tree bark?” Haha so keep your eyes on that grill! The fat in ribs can make them a little extra flammable.
How do I slice a rack of ribs?
I was struggling to describe the exact verbiage here on easily explaining slicing your rack of ribs. I consulted with my butcher brother and he put it simply for me. Use a good, sharp knife. Bring your knife between the joints (cartilage) and follow your knife along the rib bone. That’s the easiest way to slice your ribs.
Which ribs are right for you?
- Spare Ribs: They have longer bones and a little less meat. They are very rich in flavor.
- Baby Back Ribs: These ribs are the most lean and tender. They are shorter than spare ribs.
- St. Louis Spare Ribs: These are spare ribs that have the tips trimmed. They are more uniform in size and have a rectangle shape.
- Country-Style Ribs: These are actually cuts of pork shoulder. They are the most meaty. Country-style is more like a rib sized strip of meat. They may have smaller bones or none at all.
Seasoning the St. Louis pork ribs
If you are concerned with equally dispersing your seasonings, fret not. You can combine the seven spices in a small bowl and mix until fully combined. Then, sprinkle evenly and generously over all of the ribs. If you’re feeling like you’d really like to go the extra mile with this one, you can rub the seasoning mixture to coat both sides of each rib.
Pork ribs are so juicy and amazing. And best of all, they are very versatile. You can season your ribs any way that your heart desires and your appetite is craving.
- You could substitute the lemon pepper seasoning and Chicago steak seasoning. Instead, use 1 teaspoon adobo and 1 teaspoon sazón. (Optional) You can also slice a lime in half and squeeze half over the ribs before baking in the oven.
- Another option also involves substituting the lemon pepper seasoning and the Chicago steak seasoning. You will use 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1 teaspoon of chili powder instead. I would squeeze the juice of half of a lime over the ribs.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Pan spray a large baking pan and place the sliced ribs on the baking pan close but not touching each other. If the ribs are not pre-sliced, you’ll have to slice them. Using a very sharp knife, slice the ribs right between the bones to separate.
Season the ribs evenly with the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried oregano, lemon pepper seasoning and Chicago steak seasoning. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.
Recipes To Try
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- Thai Coconut Drumsticks with Spinach and Brown Sauce is a delicious way to make an inexpensive dinner for your family. Spinach, toasted coconut and an amazing brown sauce will make this a new favorite.
- Easy Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sheet Pan Supper is a very quick and easy dinner for any busy weeknight. This recipe is very fast to prepare and it offers all of the classic goodness you would expect from a good roasted sausage, pepper and onion dish. What makes this dish extra special? It has roasted russet and sweet potatoes as well.
- 25-Minute Thai Ground Pork Rice Bowl is the quickest and tastiest way to have a fast and simple lunch or dinner. This is an excellent recipe if you want to prep lunches ahead of time or having a delicious, filling and healthy dinner. Ground pork cooked in a sauce made with brown sugar, soy sauce and ginger make for a tasty protein to enjoy with your fresh vegetables, rice and toasted rice powder.
- Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops are juicy in the middle with a crispy and crunchy crust. The parmesan cheese takes on a whole new dimension when fried in this breading. These are budget friendly and quick and simple to make for any weeknight meal.
Did you make any alterations to your Simple Seasoned Oven Baked Pork Ribs? What are your favorite side dishes to enjoy with a hearty plate of pork ribs? Let me know in the comments below! As always, thank you for supporting the Spice and Sugar Mama food blog. I very much appreciate you!
Simple Seasoned Oven Baked Pork Ribs
- 3½ Pounds St. Louis pork ribs
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 Teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Chicago steak seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Pan spray a large baking pan and place the sliced ribs on the baking pan close but not touching each other. If the ribs are not pre-sliced, you'll have to slice them. Using a very sharp knife, slice the ribs right between the bones to separate.
- Season the ribs evenly with the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried oregano, lemon pepper seasoning and Chicago steak seasoning. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.