I'm currently at work and I'm having a little panic attack.
I followed a recipe that require the ribs to be wrapped in foil and cooked at 180F for 9hours. I left about 30 minutes ago and for who knows why I didn't think it could be a bad idea before, but now I'm feeling unsure and worried.
The ribs are wrapped in two layers of aluminium sitting on a baking sheet. The ribs were coated since last night in a dry rub and I've added sauce on them this morning before closing the wrapping again.
Please give me your thought.
Edit: I just wanted to give you guys an update. So by precaution I asked my boss if I could take the rest of the day off and he agreed to let me go around noon (4+ hours into cooking), a risk I had to live with.
When I got home, my house was still standing in one piece and when I opened the door the smell running through my nose was incredible. I left the ribs to cook in the oven for another 5 hours before attempting to put them on the grill of the BBQ at high setting.
The ribs were a bit too tender so I lost some in the process of grilling them, but the taste was amazing. It's the first time I manage to cook rib without boiling them first and I can honestly say I'm satisfied with the result, though I would probably cut down on the last hour in the oven.
As for the safety of this adventure, I think it would be safe to redo it unattended especially because of how low temperature is set, but as other people mentioned it is important to have a clean oven.
Happy safe cooking everyone.
EDIT 2: I have an electric oven.