3-hour baby back ribs recipe | The Ethical Butcher

3-hour baby back ribs recipe | The Ethical Butcher

This series of recipes was produced for us by chef Nick Sandler and shows how to cook simple dishes outside in a pizza-style wood-fired oven.


3-hour baby back beef ribs


Ethical Butcher Baby Back Beef Ribs x1 rack per person
Maldon sea salt – to taste
Mixed smoked chilli flakes – to taste
Fresh ground black pepper – to taste
Olive oil – drizzle

For best results cook in a Delivita or other wood-fired oven using Love Logs carbon-neutral wood. Otherwise a domestic fan oven can be used.


Simply season the ribs with the chilli, salt and pepper, and a give a light coating with the olive oil.

Place in a metal oven tray and put just inside the door of a really hot wood oven; the surface of the meat should be just bubbling. If using a conventional oven cook at 130ºC, no need to turn.

Turn the tray a 1/4 turn every 15 minutes and adjust position according to oven heat. The aim is to cook them low and slow over 2-3 hours.