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Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs

Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Ribs Recipe

Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Ribs Recipe. There’s nothing quite like the taste of smoky, barbecue baby back ribs. And there’s nothing quite like the smell of them baking in your oven!

If you’re looking for an easy way to make restaurant-quality ribs at home, look no further than this oven-baked recipe.

You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make a batch of sticky, delicious ribs using just your oven and a few basic ingredients.

These delicious ribs are easy to make, and taste great!

Made with dijon mustard, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, nutmeg, and sweet and spicy barbecue sauce.

They are slow cooked in your oven for 3 hours, and come out tender and full of flavor.

They are Gluten Free too.

So fire up your oven and get ready to enjoy some amazing ribs!

What is Smoked Paprika? Can I use regular Paprika?

Smoked Paprika is made of chile peppers, that have been smoked. So, it has a nice smoky flavor with a bit of heat.

Regular Paprika is made from sweet peppers that don’t have heat.

It is not recommended that regular paprika is used for this recipe, because the smoke and subtle heat is needed to complete the flavor of the ribs.

Weight Watchers Points

MyWW Points: 7 Green Plan,
7 Smart Points.
How many Personal Points are they for you?

Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs on a cutting board.

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Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs on a cutting board with cherry tomatoes on the side.

What is a Jelly Roll Pan?

A Jelly Roll Pan is a large rimmed baking sheet. The sides of the pan are one inch high, so it’s deeper than a regular cookie sheet, or baking sheet.


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Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs on a cutting board.

Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs

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Weight Watchers Oven-Baked Ribs Recipe. These delicious ribs are easy to make, and taste great! They are slow cooked in your oven for 3 hours, and come out tender and full of flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 275° F.
  • Place a wire rack on a jelly roll pan.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add mustard.
  • Using a whisk, whisk in smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and ground nutmeg. Whisk until a thick paste forms.
  • Prepare ribs by patting dry using paper towels.
  • Spread spice mixture over ribs, and massage into the meat, covering completely.
  • Place ribs on the wire rack in the jelly roll pan.
  • Using aluminum foil, cover the ribs and pan tightly.
  • In preheated oven, back approximately 2½ hours, or until the bones easily pull out of the meat.
  • Take pan out of the oven, and take of the aluminum foil.
  • Turn the oven temperature up to 475° F
  • Using a basting brush, brush ¼ cup of barbecue sauce over the ribs.
  • When the oven is up to temperature, place the ribs back in the oven, uncovered.
  • Bake approximately 20 – 25 minutes, or until the sauce has caramelized, and the meat has a few charred spots.

To Serve:

  • Serve with the rest of the warm barbecue sauce.

Notes

*Note: Do not replace the Smoked Paprika with regular Paprika. The smoke and bit of heat from the Smoked Paprika is needed for the flavor of the ribs.
MyWW Points: 7 Green Plan
7 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 12gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 780mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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