baby back ribs - the easy way

One lazy afternoon I was starting some ribs outside on the grill when I realized that I had an appointment that couldn’t be ignored.

The grill was already fired up and hot, but I knew I had an hour prior to my departure. So, I continued to sear and grill the ribs on high heat and turned the oven on to 350°.

When good grill marks appeared on both sides, I placed them in a roasting pan and sealed them up tight.

It took about 25 minutes for me to get ready to leave, so I turned off the oven and left the ribs in the oven, covered and sealed. 

When I returned home, I was anxious about the ribs and just what condition they would be in. I was amazed when I opened the roasting pan to find beautiful, clear drippings and tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs! The flavor was deep, rich and delicious!


  • 1 or more baby back rib racks
  • Cover with T·Don's and let sit at least 4 hrs (better if overnight; more rub makes hotter, more flavorful ribs)
  • When ready to grill, preheat oven to 350°
  • Build charcoal pit or set the gas grill to hot, hot, and hot!
  • Place ribs on grill for about 10 min per side; getting some good looking grill marks
  • Remove racks from grill and put in roasting pan or similar and cover and seal with aluminum foil
  • Put the sealed ribs in the preheated oven for 20 min (add 3 min for each rack over 3 racks)
  • After time has elapsed, TURN OFF THE OVEN AND KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED. Don't peek or even think about opening the door for any reason for at least 2 hrs


Meanwhile, enjoy your company, have a drink and visit or fix the other sides of the dinner.

When you’re ready to eat, then remove the roasting pan with the ribs and juice and serve up some real cajun flavor! 

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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