Some recipes for cooking ribs in the oven include The Ultimate Barbecued Ribs and Annabel's Baby Back Ribs. None of these recipes require grilling or other heating methods aside from an oven, but they all result in tender, flavorful ribs that fall off the bone.
The Ultimate Barbecue Ribs recipe comes from Tyler Florence of the Food Network. This recipe requires drizzling the ribs with olive oil, salt and pepper, then baking them in the oven on a low temperature for nearly 3 hours. The ribs are then basted with a complex, aromatic barbecue sauce that includes peach preserves, Dijon mustard, ketchup, molasses, onions, garlic, bacon, thyme and other seasonings. When they're finished cooking and super tender, the ribs are then broiled for 5 minutes until they're charred and crispy.
Annabel's Baby Back Ribs recipe comes from Epicurious. Baby back ribs are baked in the oven at 350 F for 30 minutes, then covered with a homemade barbecue sauce. This sauce includes ketchup, onion, apple cider vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, honey, chili powder, brown sugar, lemon juice and garlic. The ribs are brushed with the sauce throughout the cooking process for another hour and 10 minutes. Serve them sprinkled with chopped parsley and warm barbecue sauce on the side for dipping.