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Garlic and Oregano Baby Back Ribs

Real Simple AUGUST 2003

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


Heat oven to 400°F. Place the ribs in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet in one layer. In a bowl, combine the garlic, oregano, cayenne, salt, and oil and mix well. Cover both sides of the ribs with the garlic and oregano mixture, coating evenly.

Roast in the oven for 1 hour flipping once after 30 minutes. Remove and let rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Reserve a fifth of the ribs (about 5 or 6 ribs) for another use.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 116mg
  • Calories: 897
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 245mg
  • Fat: 75g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 51mg
  • Saturated fat: 25g
  • Sodium: 1362mg

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