How to cook ribs in the oven

Most people often wonder as to how to cook ribs in the oven. For this, we have come up with a step by step guide to help you to know how to cook ribs in the oven.

The best part of cooking ribs in the oven is that you require minimum preparation and after putting them inside the oven, you can carry on with your work as it will take a lot of time for it to cook.

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So, you need not stay by the side of the oven tending to any needs. Now let us now see the general tips on how to cook ribs in the oven.

STEP 1: BRINING

The need for brining the ribs is that oven tends to dry things out. Hence, the only solution for this is brining. For brining, you only need two things. One is a container containing water and the other is a refrigerator. Add 1 small teaspoon of salt to the water and place the ribs in the water. Now, keep it in the refrigerator. Allow it to remain inside the refrigerator for about 45 minutes and then take it out. Allow the ribs to brine for this much amount of time to prevent it from drying it completely when kept inside the oven.

STEP 2: DRY RUB

Dry rubs are used because it can increase the flavor of the ribs. There are several kinds of rubs that can be used. They all add the much needed flavor to the meat. Add the rub and then allow it to stay on the meat for about 5 to 6 hours. Let us see some of the rubs that can be used.

Brown sugar, chili powder, salt, pepper, ginger powder, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and white pepper are the common rubs that can be used.

STEP 3: ADDING SOME MOSITURE

Even though brining has been done, it is still essential to add some moisturizing agents to the ribs in order to make extra safe that they do not dry out in the oven. Some of the moisturizing agents are white wine, red wine, orange juice or even beer in small amounts. Vinegar can also be used.

STEP 4: OVEN

* The first step is to preheat the oven to about 370 degrees F.
* Now, cover the ribs with aluminum foil and place it gently in the oven.
* Now, cook the ribs for about 3 to 4 hours time.
* After some 3 hours of cooking, open the aluminum foil and press it with a fork. If they are tender, then raise the temperature of the oven and allow it to cook for some more time.

These are general things that everyone has to know in answering the question of how to cook ribs in the oven.

STEP 5: GLAZE

We are having two options for glaze. One is a commercially prepared glaze and the other is the braising liquid.

* Remove the ribs from the oven and remove the aluminum foil. Pour the juices back by using the leftover braising liquid.
* Allow the liquid to reduce and become thicker.
* The next step is to brush the liquid on the ribs. Put it back in the oven.
* Cook it for about 5 minutes.
* Take it out and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes before serving it.

Thus, the general advice on how to cook ribs in the oven has been discussed.

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