Oven Baked St Louis Style Ribs Recipe

Oven Baked St Louis Style Ribs Recipe – made in the oven, covered in bbq sauce, these ribs are so tender, sticky and delicious! 

These Oven Baked St Louis Style Ribs are one of my favorite family dinners. They are so easy to make, too!


Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! Are you enjoying the nice weather? It has been hot around here, but today we are expecting some rain.

I’m taking a break from all the grilling recipes lately!

These ribs are baked in the oven, but they are perfect for a summer meal.

And of course you can make these oven baked St Louis style ribs for Memorial Day Weekend, at the same time you do all the grilling. They are baked at 350F in the oven, wrapped in foil and there is no way they can overcook, get dry or burn.


Yes, that’s right, I bake then at 350F, which is relatively high temperature, compared to other recipes.  It works just fine.

I first rub the ribs with a mix of spices, wrap them in foil and bake them for 2 hours in the oven. After that, I brush them with a generous amount of barbecue sauce and bake them for another 15-20 minutes, unwrapped.

This recipe is perfect for any time of the year, because it requires minimal effort and tastes amazing!

I usually use store-bought barbecue sauce and this time I used Heinz. The Carolina Vinegar Style Tangy Sauce has been a favorite in my house this year! And it is perfect for these oven baked St Louis style ribs.


You may be curious, why did I choose St Louis Cut ribs, over baby back. I always cook St Louis Style Ribs at home and order Baby Back when I’m at a restaurant. They have more fat and are a lot more flavorful. And St Louis Style are less expensive to purchase than Baby Back. St Louis Style ribs also require longer cooking time, since they are bigger.

Some people like to cook ribs in the oven and then finish them on the grill. I personally rarely do so, because it makes a mess. If you’d like to finish cooking your ribs on the grill, after you add the barbecue sauce on them, cook for 20-25 minutes on the grill, on low heat, flipping once.


Oven Baked St Louis Style Ribs Recipe

Oven Baked St Louis Style Ribs Recipe - made in the oven, covered in bbq sauce, these ribs are so tender, sticky and delicious!  Feel free to make half the amount, if you are cooking for just 2 people.


  • 3-4 pounds St Louis Ribs
  • 1 cup (or more if needed) Barbecue sauce of your choice
  • For the spice rub:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano


  1. Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl. Rub both sides of the ribs with it. Let ribs absorb the spices for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Place rack in the middle.
  3. Wrap ribs in aluminum foil. Place ribs on a baking sheet and bake for 2 hours, or a little less, until tender.
  4. Remove ribs from foil and generously brush with barbecue sauce. Return to the oven and bake for 20-25 more minutes, until sauce has warmed up and turned darker.
  5. Cut into individual ribs. Serve.


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