Oven Roasted Pork Ribs

             Did you know that a rib bone is a great teething toy for a toddler?   We discovered this primitive tusk sharpening tool one day whilst having Sunday lunch with my in-laws.  My baby who was around 10 months at the time and was sitting on my lap when she picked up a leftover bone from a rack of lamb and proceeded to happily gnaw on it.
            Ever since then, she has been happily chomping away on any rib bone we give her-long curved lamb bones with meat still clinging on, sticky smaller pork rib bones, thick beef rib bones as big as her arm, and even the odd chicken drumstick.   For her first birthday, we put a candle in a baby set of ribs instead of a cake.  Once she realized not to play with the candle fire, she happily started nibbling/gnawing away.
           As my daughter is still young and not yet developed a liking for spice and heat, I make two different versions of these pork ribs : one spicy for the adults and another batch milder for the kids or those who are not so inclined to the heat.  Both are equally delicious and easy to make so the choice is up to you over which version to prepare.  Simply coat them in mustard and spices then slowly cook for 2 hours. If you are a super Mom/Dad/peacekeeper, just make both versions of them for the family.
         If you decide to make both, just be sure you draw a clear line of demarcation over whose ribs are whose.  This is to only not to let people know which ones bring the heat but to also draw a clear line in the sand over which ones are yours because as we all know, when it comes to ribs, you need to set those limits.
Spicepaw's Oven Baked Ribs
For the last remaining 30 minutes, uncover and coat with your favorite BBQ sauce for extra finger licking deliciousness.

Oven Roasted Pork Ribs

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x


No grill, no problem! Pork ribs coated in mustard and spice then slow cooked in the oven at home. A family favorite for both adults and kids. #pork #ribs #easymeals #familydinners #dinner



(Kid Version)
  • 8001000g (28oz-35 oz) pork ribs
  • 34 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)
(Adult Version)
    • 8001000g pork ribs
    • 34 tbsp Coleman’s mustard
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 1 tbsp Mexican Chile Powder
    • 1 tbsp cumin
    • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
  2. Mix sugar and spices together until thoroughly combined.
  3.   Coat ribs on both sides in mustard and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Coat eat side with a generous layer of spice mix.
  5. Cover in aluminum foil and bake in the oven at 150C/300F for 1-2 hours or until internal temperature has reached 145F/62C.  For the last remaining 30 minutes, remove aluminum foil and bake uncovered until finished.
  6. When ribs are fully cooked, take out of the oven and drizzle with a squeeze of lemon (optional).  Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.


For the last remaining 30 minutes, uncover and coat with your favorite BBQ sauce for extra deliciousness.

  • Category: Pork
  • Method: slow roasted
  • Cuisine: Western

Keywords: Pork ribs, oven roasted, kid food, family friendly, spicy

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