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Easy, Fall-Off-the-Bone Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

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These Easy, Fall off the bone oven baked bbq ribs will leave your pocketbook happy and your tummy full!

Doesn't this picture just look fabulous? I used to be horrible at fixing ribs, but I kept trying until I finally got it!

Robert's favorite food in the WHOLE world is ribs! They can be pretty expensive, but I buy mine at Aldi. I got two racks recently — pretty big racks for that matter, and only paid $7 per rack. Not only will your meal be delicious, but you are being frugal as well.

This recipe was originally published on December 13, 2009 and has been recently updated.

How to Make Easy Oven-Baked Ribs

Making these ribs are as simple as rubbing them down with a bbq dry rub, wrapping them in foil, and then letting them slow baste in the oven for about 3 hours.

Start by removing your ribs from the package. On the back side of your ribs, there is a thin membrane that you need to remove. Then, rinse your ribs under the water, pat them dry and then let them come to room temperature.

Once they come to room temperature, rub them down with dry rub. My favorite is my Neely's dry rub recipe.

I rub them down generously with dry rub, and then I wrap them tightly in aluminum foil. You can do this the night before and leave them in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and bake for 2-3 hours. By this point, they will already be fall off the bone. Then remove the aluminum foil and slather with your favorite bbq sauce. I keep this basting brush and bowl on hand for jobs like this.

I like to caramelize mine a bit, so I turn on the broiler and put them underneath the broiler for about 5 minutes. Then I remove and baste again with bbq sauce before serving.

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Yield: 2 slabs of ribs

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

These oven-baked bbq ribs will become your favorite way to make ribs. They are delicious and completely fall off the bone.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 or 2 racks of ribs
  • your favorite bbq dry rub
  • 1 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce


  1. Remove ribs from wrapping and wash them off. Remove skin from back side and pat dry. Rub down with favorite dry rub (you can skip this step if you do not want to use dry rub) and wrap in aluminum foil.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bake in the oven for 2-3 hours. Remove from the oven and unwrap. Baste with favorite wet bbq sauce and place back in the oven under the broiler for 5 minutes (you can skip this step if you just want to dig right in)
  3. Serve with your favorite homemade coleslaw.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

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Saturday 9th of January 2021

I made this tonight. It was so easy. Rib meat practically falls off the bone. Thanks for the recipe and directions.

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 10th of January 2021

So glad you liked it. It is my all-time favorite way to make ribs now. They are perfectly tender every single time.

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Lisa @ akawest

Thursday 31st of December 2009

Those look delicious. I have never made ribs, but have enjoyed eating them at rib festivals, and restaurants. Happy New Year!

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