Fallin' Off the Bone Oven BBQ Ribs

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

Absolutely tender and delicious! Make the BBQ sauce up to a week in advance to save time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ---Preparethe Sauce---.
  2. (Sauce can be prepared up to one week ahead).
  3. Saute onion with butter in a saycepan until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat and simmer about 35-45 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  6. ---Preparethe Ribs---.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Cut the ribs into individual pieces.
  9. Toss the ribs with the vinegar, then sprinkle with the brown sugar.
  10. Wrap the ribs tightly in foil and place on a rack in a roasting pan; fill bottom of roasting pan with water up to 1/2 inch deep.
  11. Cover roaster and place it in the preheated oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours, checking occasionally to add water at the bottom (keep 1/2-inch there as needed).
  12. Remove roaster from oven, drain water from bottom and remove rack.
  13. Unwrap ribs and place them in the bottom of the roaster.
  14. Pour sauce over the ribs (as much as you desire up to the whole amount), and toss ribs to coat with sauce.
  15. Cover the roaster, return it to the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes more, or until the ribs are tender and darkening around the edges.
  16. Remove from oven and serve.
Most Helpful

The name is certainly appropriate - the meat was very tender & fell off the bones! I used beer for the sauce & followed the directions exactly. It had a nice bite to it but I found it rather "ketchupy" for our tastes. Thanx Sue!

CountryLady June 10, 2004

Very good if Dark Brown Sugar is used. Also I would use Chicken or Beef bouillon (Knorr's)

Nita Holleman July 03, 2003