This tutorial will take you through a step-by-step guide on how to make slow-cooked ribs in an oven at 200 degrees, providing more in-depth information on cooking times and how to determine the doneness of your ribs.
Ribs are best when cooked to 190-200 degrees. That’s because they will be uber soft, tender, and juicy. The meat will literally glide off the bone.
When serving slow-cooked ribs, my preferred serving include Russian Potato Salad or crispy Roasted Potatoes. But, if you are looking for something fresher, try this Cucumber And Onion Salad instead.
– If you see that the meat is darkening too much when it is baking uncovered, you can always place the foil back over the tray. – It’s best not to bake the ribs uncovered for longer than an hour. It’s very likely they will darken too much after that time.
For your average baby back rack of ribs, I’d recommend baking it for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours covered. Then, continue baking it for another hour or two, or until the ribs almost fall off the bone.
The only variable really is the size and thickness of the ribs. Naturally, the larger the rack of ribs (and the thicker), the longer the cooking time will be.