Preheat oven to 180°C
Combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne.
** cayenne is pretty spicy, so you can choose to omit in both the rub and sauce, alternatively just add ¼ teaspoon instead of the 1 in each mix **
In a separate bowl mix together sauce ingredients and set aside for when the ribs come out of the oven (for the first time)
Peel off tough membrane that covers the underside/bony side of the ribs – this is going to change the way you eat ribs forever!!!!
Place ribs on a baking sheet or tray lined with foil
Sprinkle mixture over ribs and pour over oil. Rub the seasoning all over the ribs on both sides
Cover tray with foil and bake for 2 hours
Remove ribs from the oven, remove foil and spread the tops of the ribs with the barbecue sauce mixture.
Increase oven temperature to 240°C
Return ribs to the oven, without the foil on the top of the ribs, and bake for a further 10 minutes.
This is also optional: with the ribs still in the ovel turn off the oven part and change it to grill, and on medium-high heat lightly char and caramelise the edges (about 2-3 minutes depending on your taste).
Don’t forget to rest the meat – and watch as people pick out their favourite rack of ribs to eat. Best served with a fresh homemade creamy coleslaw and some hot buttered corm on the cob.