Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins

These are so tender that when I make them (even for company), I only put out a fork; no knife as it is absolutely not necessary

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs back ribs
  • 1 large lemon, sliced thinly to place over the ribs
  • 3 tablespoons seasoning salt
  • water
  • 34 cup barbecue sauce, for basting, your favourite, you may want to use less (or more)


  1. Rub the ribs with seasoned salt (or your favorite spice) on all sides.
  2. Place in long casserole meat side down and place lemon on top (evenly spaced – not overlapping).
  3. Fill casserole with about an inch of water.
  4. Cover with tin foil and bake at 325 degrees for about 2 hours periodically checking to make sure there is enough water and that they are not falling off the bone to the extent that they cannot go on the BBQ.
  5. Baste with your favorite BBQ sauce and grill on your BBQ for about 5 minutes per side.
  6. Serve (with plenty of napkins) but no knife.


Most Helpful

try also with apple slices and apple juice instead of water - plus i sprinkle brown sugar on the moist warm ribs before grilling - it gives them a nice glaze - then i add the bbq sauce just before removing from the heat

fswric July 21, 2009

The ribs were so moist and tender they were falling off the bones! I used Sweet Baby Rays bbq sauce. It's our favorite and it was awesome on the ribs!

Maine E Ack! March 31, 2009

This is a super "fall off the bone" tender, moist rib recipe. I mixed half beef broth & half water - added additional water as needed. For the BBQ sauce I mixed Bulls Eye & Diana Wonderful ribs served with oven fries, steamed asparagus and new carrots - ThanksChef at Heart for a great dinner

Bergy May 18, 2007

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