How To Make Great Ribs in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Who says you need a grill to cook good ribs? The lack of outdoor space for a grill at my apartment led me to pass up a good many recipes for barbecued ribs over the years.

Now I’ll be making up for lost time. I do believe I’ve cracked the code to making perfectly tender and mouth-watering barbecued ribs in the oven.

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