At What Temperature Should Oven-Baked Barbecue Ribs Be Cooked?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 9:48:55 PM ET

Oven-baked barbecue ribs can be cooked at varying temperatures and times. For instance, baby back ribs may be baked at 225 F for three and one-half hours, or four hours for Saint Louis-style ribs. Ribs may also be baked at 375 F for one hour, depending on weight.

All pork should be heated to an internal temperature of 145 F for medium rare, with a three-minute rest. For medium pork an internal temperature of 150 F is required, and well done or ground pork requires an internal temperature of 160 F. Beef should be heated to 125 F with a three-minute rest for rare, 130 to 135 F for medium-rare and 135 to 140 F for medium. For medium-well beef ribs, an internal temperature of 140 to 150 F should be reached. Well done requires an internal temperature of 155 F or more.