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Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs

Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized BBQ sauce. Slow cooking in the oven gives the ribs a perfect “bite” that is totally worth the wait!

Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized BBQ sauce. #mustlovehomecooking

Delicious, fall off the bone ribs are one of my family’s favorite meals. Oh, the joy of enjoying BBQ ribs year round!

I used to think that ribs were only for grilling. That the only way to get succulent, flavor infused ribs was to slowly cook them over the coals. That method is very labor intensive and time-consuming. My goal was to produce  great restaurant flavor, but at home in the oven.

Fool-Proof Fall Off The Bone Ribs!!

We’ve found that the absolute easiest way to make meat-falling-off-the-bones ribs is to slow bake them, covered, in the oven. Two to three hours at 300 F degrees makes the most succulent pork ribs. It’s a super simple method that guarantees tender, moist ribs!

Ingredients Needed for Fall Off the Bone Ribs

  • Baby Back Pork Ribs – our favorite rib recipe! We buy ribs on sale in the vacuum packs and freeze until we’re ready to bake them!
  • Barbecue Sauce – your favorite bottled sauce or try this homemade barbecue sauce recipe!
  • Brown Sugar – light or dark, both are fine.
  • Garlic Powder – adds savory garlic favor!
  • Paprika – adds sweet, earthy flavor!
  • Smokehouse Maple Seasoning (optional)

Chef’s Tip! Remove The Membrane

For the most tender ribs, we remove the thin membrane from the back of the rack of ribs before cooking! To keep these ribs falling off the bone tender, that tough membrane has to go!

Some people prefer to leave the membrane intact, adding to the chewy bite of the ribs, others feel you MUST remove it to keep the ribs tender. Either way, these ribs are irresistibly delicious.

You could ask the butcher to do it for you, but if not, here’s how to you do it:

To remove the membrane, carefully slide a knife under the membrane on the back of the ribs. Use your fingers to pull the membrane away from the bones. Tip: If it’s slippery or hard to remove, use a paper towel to take hold of the loosened end and pull.

Removing membrane from pork back ribs

How to make the Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs

The ingredients are simple. Just a full slab of Baby Back Pork Ribs, a bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce, and the ingredients for the rub.

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F Degrees.
  2. In small bowl, create a rub of 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 Tablespoon each of Garlic Powder, Paprika and Smokehouse Maple Seasoning
  3. Remove the tough membrane from the back of the ribs. The easiest way is to get one end started, grip with paper towel, and tear completely off.
  4. On a large baking pan, place the ribs on a large sheet of heavy duty foil, or two large sheets of regular foil. Using the rub, apply 1/2 to the meaty side, rubbing into the meat. Turn the meat over, meaty side down, and apply the other 1/2 of the rub to the bone side. Rub all over, including the sides.
  5. Place a second sheet of heavy duty foil on top of the ribs, and seal the top and bottom foil into a packet around the ribs. Place into preheated oven and bake for 2 hours, or until the meat is pulling away from the bone.
  6. Open up the foil and cut the ribs into serving size pieces. Cover one side of the ribs with BBQ Sauce and place uncovered back in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the ribs from the oven, turn the ribs over on the baking pan, coat second side with BBQ Sauce and place uncovered back in the oven for a final 10 minutes.
  7. Plate the ribs with your favorite side dish and serve hot!
Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized BBQ sauce.
Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized BBQ sauce.
Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized BBQ sauce. #mustlovehomecooking

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Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized BBQ sauce. #mustlovehomecooking

BEST EVER OVEN BBQ RIBS

Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized barbecue sauce.
4.56 from 18 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time :2 hours 30 minutes
Servings :6
Calories :550
Course :Main Dish

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F . Place baking sheet size piece of heavy-duty foil or doubled sheets of regular foil on large, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Remove the tough membrane from the back of the ribs. The easiest way is to get one end started, grip the membrane tightly with paper towel, and tear completely off. Rinse and dry the ribs thoroughly.
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and Smokehouse Maple Seasoning.
  • Place the ribs on top of foil. Rub spice mixture into ribs, 1/2 to the meaty side of the ribs, and 1/2 of the rub to the bone side. Rub all over, including the sides and bones of the ribs.
  • Place a second sheet of heavy duty foil on top of the ribs, and seal the top and bottom foil into a packet. Bake for 2 hours, or until the meat is pulling away from the bone.
  • Open up the foil and cut the ribs into serving size pieces. Cover one side of the ribs with barbecue Sauce and place uncovered back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs from the oven, turn the ribs over on the baking pan, coat second side with barbecue sauce and place uncovered back in the oven for a final 10 minutes.

Chef Tips

Notes – McCormick Grill Mates brand Smokehouse Maple Seasoning was used for this recipe.
Note – each serving is approximately 3 ribs

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 2ribsCalories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 69.06gProtein: 24.14gFat: 20.39gSaturated Fat: 7.04gCholesterol: 82.16mgSodium: 1092.62mgPotassium: 611.21mgFiber: 1.66gSugar: 58.6gVitamin A: 879.24IUVitamin C: 0.87mgCalcium: 118.42mgIron: 2.9mg

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Best Ever Oven BBQ Ribs are moist, fall off the bone pork, smothered in a crispy, caramelized BBQ sauce. #mustlovehomecooking

Photos and post updated 11/01/21

 

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10 Comments

  1. Hi Crystal, so glad you liked this recipe! To answer your questions – the recipe is the same…but the cook time is slightly different because country rib meat are thicker than ribs and there is less or no bone. Prep and cook the country ribs at 300 degrees for 2 hours, like the original recipe. But after the 2 hours, lower the oven temperature to 275 degrees, coat the ribs with more sauce and cook the country ribs uncovered for another 45 minutes to an hour. The ribs are done at 145- 16o degrees on a meat thermometer. Hope that helps!

  2. Hi Christine – this recipe is a huge hit in my house. Sooo Delicious… I want to try this with Country Style ribs, would the recipe and cook time be the same?

  3. Hi Vickie…you could use a drop of liquid smoke or a teaspoon of smoked paprika for the smoky flavor. Try a drop of maple seasoning, a tablespoon of real maple syrup or granulated maple syrup for the maple flavor. 😋

  4. Can you substitute something else for the Smokehouse Maple Seasoning?

  5. Hi Linda, thank you! We love these too…and the whole house smells like BBQ ribs while they’re cooking! It makes me hungry just to think about it🤤!

  6. Love, LOVE, love this recipe. It is the one I always use.
    Thank You, so much.

  7. I am glad you liked them! Definitely a family favorite at our house. Thank you.

  8. These were delicious ribs. Definitely a five star meal.

  9. Hi Lina, so sorry about that. The written out recipe on the post says to preheat the oven to 300 degrees, but the YUM recipe card was missing that information. Thank you so much for letting me know! I have corrected the error:) Hugs- Christine

  10. This looks great! But what temperature should the oven be set to?

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