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Ribs Smoked in the Home Oven

Ribs Smoked in the Home Oven

I’ve always wanted to try these smoker bags to make some delicious ribs smoked in my home oven. I don’t have my own backyard smoker so I thought I’d give it a try. Pretty cool result if I don’t say so myself. I just so happened to be on a cruise in Alaska and saw this smoker bag (which I didn’t know is available on Amazon) and brought it back to try. There is a lot of smoked fish in Alaska – definitely a delicious addition to your paleo meals – yum!

So get this! The smoker bag was bought in Alaska, brought to Los Angeles and taken to Florida with me to try there. I did not get to it, so back to Los Angeles, and I now see it was imported from Finland. My little bag has traveled the world more than the average human being.

I purchase 5280 pork spare ribs directly from their website. There are many reasons I enjoy their pork over others, and the main reason is I LOVE it. I am not a pork eater. I should say I WAS not a pork eater until now. I’d seldom eat ribs unless they were slathered with junk to hide the pork taste. Not theirs. Their pork is really clean and very different in flavor. It is precisely how I felt pork should taste (you’ll love to read more about this in the interview I did with 5280’s Rachel Gates.)

So with my new 2-3 pound order of ribs stuffed in the bag, I popped them in the pre-heated oven and left the house for about 4 hours to arrive back home later to a home full of smoking deliciousness in the air, testing my patience. I needed to wait another hour or so. Darn! Oh, these same smoker bags can be used on the BBQ too! Cool – huh?

The precise recipe is below and you will not be disappointed if you try these bags. Again they are online and you can get them in three packs as far as I know. My 2-3 pound slab was about all that could fit in each bag. I would not recommend overstuffing the bag. NOTE: There is no mess using these bags!!!

I recommend enjoying these with some of my Paleo Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and my Amazing Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert. Preparing these was a blast.  Kids love the whole process and the men devoured the ribs. Figures! 🙂

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Baby Back Pork Ribs

Ribs Smoked in the Home Oven

  • Author: Tina Turbin


I never enjoyed pork as much as I do now. Thanks to 5280 pork, I am a true pork lover. I used their pork to make these delicious ribs in these amazing smoker bags. Kids sure do enjoy the process of preparing the meal, so make sure you include your little ones!


  • 3 pounds pork spare ribs (I use 5280)
  • 1 smoker bag
  • BBQ sauce of choice, or better yet, make a homemade one!
  • Ghee, coconut oil or grass-fed butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 275F degrees.
  2. Season ribs with ghee (or coconut oil or grass-fed butter), salt, pepper and leave as is (or add a light brush of sauce too).
  3. Stuff in bag and seal tightly.
  4. Place on lowest rack.
  5. The side marked “this side down” rests on the rack.
  6. Cook for 5 hours.
  7. Remove.
  8. Allow the bag to rest for about 10 minutes after cooking because the bag and the steam within are very hot.
  9. To remove the meat, use scissors or a knife to cut three-fourths of the way around the top near the sides; then peel back the aluminum.
  10. Serve with more BBQ sauce and you can finish with a quick grill on each side for a few minutes if you like.
  11. Enjoy!


You can cook these ribs at a higher temperature if you wish, and many say you can cook them faster if you do it that way, but I am leery of undercooked pork and I prefer my ribs to be fall-off-the bone tender, so the above recipe was fine for me.

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at)

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

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