No-grill barbecue ribs is this week's tailgating recipe.
No-grill barbecue ribs is this week's tailgating recipe. (John Houser III, For The Baltimore Sun)

This Sunday, the Ravens will have to brave frigid Foxborough, Mass. to take on the New England Patriots. But you won't have to stand out in the cold to make these ribs. Instead of a grill, you can use your oven to roast this tender, savory game-time snack.

No-grill BBQ ribs


Makes 1 rack

1 full rack of ribs (country or baby back)

1/2 cup orange juice

Juice of 2 limes

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

Extra-large aluminum foil

1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce

Spice rub

5 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

11/2 teaspoon ground cumin

11/2 teaspoon ground coriander


11/2 teaspoon onion powder

11/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dry sage

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder

In a bowl, combine all of the dry rub ingredients. Cover the ribs in the dry rub. Make a packet out of the aluminum foil large enough to fit the ribs easily. Place ribs in packet and place it in the refrigerator for three hours.

Set oven to 350 degrees. Combine orange juice, lime juice, honey and liquid smoke. Open one end of the foil packet and pour in orange/lime juice mixture.

When oven is to temperature, place rib foil packet on a sheet pan and place in the middle rack of the oven. After 90 minutes, turn oven down to 250 degrees. Cook for another hour or until tender.

Brush barbecue sauce onto the ribs. If desired, caramelize ribs under a broiler.