Ribs from a rib joint are a thing of beauty. Pit masters spend hours, even days, slow roasting these beauties to bring you that decedent, tender, fall-off-the-bone meat. Don’t have a true southern barbecue in your backyard? No worries, your oven can get the job done. You just have to follow the tried and truest barbecue rule: long, slow and low. It’ll take a little while, but this super easy, make-you-look-like-a-superstar trick will give you the best ribs this side of the Mississippi. You’ll never make ribs any other way.

Things You’ll Need

4 pounds pork ribs (1 pound per person)
2 cups barbecue sauce, store bought or homemade

Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and add the ribs to the prepared pan.

Step 2: Sauce
Liberally brush the ribs with sauce on all sides.

Step 3: Slow Cook + Sauce
Cook the ribs until tender and falling off the bone, about 4 hours. Every 45 minutes, remove the ribs from the oven and brush with more barbecue sauce.

Step 4: Cut and Serve
Remove the ribs from the oven, and cut between each rib. Serve immediately.