Oven-Baked Barbecue Rib Tips


Rib tips are the parts of the rib that are cut away to make St. Louis ribs. Some butchers call this the pork brisket. This cut has a lot of cartilage, but a low, slow cook softens the cartilage and makes it tasty. I like to cut them into small pieces. These meaty bits are a little easier to manage than ribs, and their meaty, chewy texture makes a great appetizer or main dish. Serve with additional barbecue sauce, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds pork rib tips

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt, or to taste

  • aluminum foil

  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce, or to taste


  1. Remove silver skin from the underside of rib tips if there. Rub seasoned salt all over meat.

  2. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil; place seasoned meat into the pan. Cover tightly with another piece of foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.

  3. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  4. Bake foil-wrapped ribs in the preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours.

  5. Remove the pan from the oven and increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Uncover and drain the pan, if necessary. Brush barbecue sauce over ribs.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  8. Flip ribs and brush with additional barbecue sauce; continue baking for another 15 minutes. Repeat this step two more times.

  9. Cut ribs into desired serving size, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches.

  10. Turn on the oven broiler. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  11. Broil ribs until slightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure they do not burn.


You can use Papa's Seasoning Salt recipe from this site or your favorite rub.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
15g Fat
12g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 855mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 234mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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