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a serving tray filled with ribs where the meat is falling off the bone
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Fall Off The Bone Ribs Recipe

This easy recipe will show you how to cook ribs so they just fall off the bone! Go from being a novice to a grill master in no time.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, picnic, summer
Servings: 2 Racks
Calories: 99kcal


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Ribs we used pork ribs, but you can use beef if you'd like
  • Your favorite BBQ Sauce


  • Make your rub by mixing together the brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a medium sized bowl.
  • Trim off the excess fat from your ribs.
  • Cut and pull off the thin membrane on the underside of the ribs.
  • Rub both sides of the ribs with the dry rub mixture. Pile it on and work the mixture into the meat as best as you can. You don't need to do too much on the underside as most of the flavor will need to go on the meat which is on the top.
  • Wrap each rack in foil two times to insure no flavors drip out in the baking process.
  • Let this marinate for several hours or in the fridge overnight.
  • Bake in the oven at 220 degrees for 5 hours.
  • Warm up your BBQ grill
  • Drench the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce, and place them on the grill long enough to get the smoky flavor and BBQ feel.


Serving: 3Ribs | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5243mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2586IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg