How Long to Cook Ribs in the Oven
It takes 2 to 4 hours to cook ribs in the oven, depending in part on the temperature of the oven. Ribs are a barbecue favorite, and it's best to cook them low and slow: Over the course of 4 hours in a 275-degree oven, the ribs will become fall-off-the-bone tender. If you're in a hurry, you can crank up the heat to 350 and cut the cooking time in half, but you may end up sacrificing texture for speed.
Here are a few more tips for making delicious ribs:
- Remove the membrane before cooking.
- Season the meat with a rub or even just salt and pepper.
- Wrap the ribs in aluminum foil.
- Bake the ribs until they're tender.