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I’m from Texas and I like for my meals to contain some tasty protein. Making these St Louis Style Ribs in the oven are pretty much what dreams are made of, y’all. If you don’t have a grill and still want to enjoy some good ‘ole home cooked ribs, you can make some delicious, fall off the bone St Louis Style Ribs in the oven.
I’ll be honest and admit that years ago you wouldn’t catch me trying to cook ribs. I always thought that making ribs was way too complicated and beyond my skill level. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Ribs are so easy to cook.
What are St Louis Style Ribs
St Louis Style ribs are cut from the belly of the animal after the belly has been removed. They are usually trimmed down, cutting away the hard breastbone and chewy cartilage, so the slab is more rectangular in shape.
They are flatter than some other rib choices which makes them easier to brown. While there is a lot of bone there is also a higher amount of fat, making them extremely flavorful if they’re cooked properly. Each slab usually weighs about 2 1/2 – 3 pounds and feeds about three to four people.
Because of the higher amount of fat in St Louis Style Ribs, they’re great for those following a high fat, low carb diet.
Oven Baked St Louis Style Ribs
This summer skip the other proteins and pick up some fresh pork from your local Walmart. At Walmart you’ll find high quality, fresh pork including fresh pork ribs, pork chops and marinated fresh pork. The great thing about all these flavorful pork options is they’re all perfect for indoor cooking. I buy Smithfield® from Walmart, but feel free to purchase your preferred brand.
I live in Texas so getting outside to grill is unbearable some days. I love that I can throw a couple racks of ribs in my oven and get delicious tasting ribs each and every time.
You really can’t go wrong with this recipe for St Louis Style Ribs cooked in the oven.
St Louis Style Ribs Recipe Ingredients
I love easy, simple recipes. That’s one of the reasons I often go with fresh pork. Cooking pork, whether it’s grilling, baking or pan frying, always gives me delicious flavor. And the flavor is what it is all about, y’all.
For this recipe all you’ll need is:
- Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Ribs (or whatever brand you prefer)
- kosher salt
- cracked black pepper
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- chili powder
- sugar-free BBQ sauce (optional)
How to Make St Louis Style Ribs in the Oven
Making ribs in the oven is actually really easy. If you’ve been afraid of trying it, don’t let fear keep you from these delicious ribs!
Start by removing the ribs from the packaging and rinsing with water. Using a paper towel, pat the ribs dry. When you turn the ribs over you’ll see a shiny membrane. With a sharp knife, remove the silver membrane from the back side of the ribs.
Combine the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning onto ribs and rub firmly into meat. Make sure to season all sides.
Wrap the seasoned ribs in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet; set aside. Let seasoning absorb into the ribs while your oven is preheating. Place oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350° F.
Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for around 90 minutes or until ribs are tender.
Carefully remove ribs from the oven, discard foil and brush generously with your choice of barbecue sauce. Since we’re low carb – no sugar, we use a sugar-free barbecue sauce. Return baking sheet to oven and continue cooking for about 20 minutes or until sauce is nice and hot.
When cooking fresh pork from Walmart, please follow these cooking tips to ensure your pork is cooked properly. When cooking chops, loins and roasts, they are best enjoyed when cooked to 145℉ with a 3 minute rest. Accurate cook times for chops, loins and roasts are as follows: medium rare: 145-150℉, medium: 150-155℉, medium well: 155-160℉, and well: 160℉.
How Long to Cook Ribs in Oven on 350?
One of the questions I get most often is how long to cook ribs in the oven on 350° F? This isn’t a question that I can easily answer because it will vary based on the kind of ribs you’re cooking, how much the rack of ribs weigh, and how thick the rack is.
For a 3 pound rack of ribs, it will take about 2 hours when cooking in the oven. If the rack weighs less, it will probably take less time. If it weighs more, you’ll probably need to cooking for a bit longer.
Gotta have more ribs? Check out this recipe for grilled pork spareribs on a gas grill.
Living the low carb life? Check out these easy Keto recipes:
- No Bake Keto Cookies
- Low Carb Almond Flour Crackers
- Keto Almond Butter Cups
- Keto Parmesan Crisps
- Almond Flour Pancakes
Don’t forget to pin these delicious, fall off the bone ribs to your favorite board on Pinterest.
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St Louis Ribs Recipe
- 3 pounds rack of Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Ribs
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- sugar-free BBQ sauce (optional)
- Remove ribs from the packaging and rinse with water. Using a paper towel, pat meat dry. Using a sharp knife, remove the silver membrane from the back side of the ribs.
- Combine salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder into a small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle seasoning onto ribs and rub firmly into meat. Make sure to season all sides.
- Wrap seasoned ribs in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet; aside.. Let seasoning absorb into the ribs while your oven is preheating. Place oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for around 1.5 hours or until ribs are tender.
- Carefully remove ribs from the oven, discard foil and brush generously with your choice of barbecue sauce. Return baking sheet to oven and continue cooking for about 20 minutes or until sauce is nice and hot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 643 Total Fat: 39.2g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 225mg Sodium: 2077mg Carbohydrates: 2.9g Net Carbohydrates: 2.1g Fiber: .8g Sugar: .6g Protein: 69.5g