Fall off the Bone Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
Recipe by topchefddb

The ribs come clean off the bone after cooking in the oven over low heat, then a quick brush with your favorite barbecue sauce and grilled for five to six minutes. These are finger licking good and get rave reviews everytime I make them! Easy!

Top Review by Sheri J.

This recipe is amazing! It's super simple and very tasty! I've used this recipe many times so I've tweaked it just a little. I use slightly more garlic powder than it calls for... probably 1.5 to 2 tsp., I use all of the rub on a single rack of ribs, probably 3.5 lbs. of meat, because we like a lot of flavor and I double up on the foil to make sure no moisture escapes. Seriously, the best recipe. I always get rave reviews!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix Brown sugar with spices and set aside. Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees. Use a 2 piece broiler pan, the lower half filled with very hot water, then layer racks of rib on the top. Ribs can be left whole in racks and layered, I have done 6 at a time, they still come out great. Rub the brown sugar mixture liberally over each rack. Then using heavy duty tin foil, cover the pan so that no heat escapes. I usually double wrap the ribs. Set in oven for 3 hours and can be up to 5 hours. Remove foil carefully and cut ribs into a manageable length to grill them. If you try to grill the rack without making it smaller, some of the ribs will fall apart and the meat will literally fall off the bones! Brush with your favorite barbecue sauce, I like homemade or Sweet Baby Ray's brand. Grill over a very hot gas or charcoal rill for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with plenty of napkins. These ribs are amazing!

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