This recipe for Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs is deeeeelicioius! A simple spice mix combining both sweet and spicy components are blended together; the ribs are massaged with the spices and baked for a bit. After, they are brushed with your favourite barbecue sauce and grilled. Then, all that’s left to do is dig in!
I’ve made this recipe a bazillion times before now and I was always thinking that I have to share it with you guys. By the time they were done, I’d just want to dig in – so sorry ’bout that (hope you’ll forgive me 😀 ).
Wait no longer, I tells ya! The spice blend is simply a bunch of spices you probably have on hand in your pantry (oregano, paprika, brown sugar, cayenne and good stuff like that)- nothing complicated. I do use a fair bit of cayenne pepper (cause you know this chicka likes it spicy, but you can use less if you like (or not at all)).
I prepared these ribs on Saturday; everything in this post is a tad casual (hey, it’s how I roll in the summer). Plus, we are actually getting to enjoy our deck a lot more. Why, you ask? Well, we (hubby) stripped the stain from our deck; it was peeling off ever so badly. Now, it looks brand spankin’ new! We have our deck furniture out there, some potted plants and our new propane fire pit. Oh, good times! We can actually enjoy our outdoor area for the limited time we are nice weather ’round here. However, don’t let me dare find a spider cause I will FREAK out, but you probably already knew that, didn’t you 😛 ?
How to Prepare Pork Ribs
On your fat trimmed ribs massage those spices into the meat, wrap in parchment, a little foil and throw in the oven (ok, not literally throw, but you get the drift). The parchment paper acts as a little steamer for those ribs and keeps the moisture where it should be – in the meat.
While you are waiting for those babies to do their thang, just sit there enjoying the smells permeating through your home. Seriously, so so good! Maybe have a beverage while you’re at it 😉
Once the ribs are cooked, brush with barbecue sauce and grill to kinda caramelize that sauce and just dig in. I love mine a little extra charred, but you can cook to how you like ’em; you do you.
Oh, don’t forget those napkins cause you’re gonna need ’em. But, I say when you are eating something like ribs, the messier the better….that just means it tastes extra yummy.
I usually serve these ribs with veggie kabobs and corn (cause the veggies totally cancel out the calories in the ribs – yeah right), but potato salad or pasta salad would be pretty sweet too.
Video Time –
Hope you love these Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs as much as we do! They are in high rotation during the summer months around here. P.S. hubby makes an ‘appearance’ in the video brushing the sauce on the ribs 😀 He is totally the grill master in our home.
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂
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Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper -or less if you prefer less spicy
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 lbs pork side ribs -trimmed of excess fat. See below.
- 1/3 cup barbecue sauce -approximately, your fave
- Preheat oven to 325F. Combine all spices together in a small bowl, stirring to incorporate.
- Pat spice mixture into ribs, pressing into meat and covering all over.
- Wrap ribs with parchment paper. Then wrap ribs with aluminum foil. Place in dish and bake for 2 hours, 15-20 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and carefully unwrap (there will be steam).
- Preheat grill to medium low. Brush one side of ribs with your favourite bbq sauce. Place bbq sauce side down on grill and cook for 3-5 minutes. Turn and coat other side with bbq sauce and cook 3-5 minutes more. The ribs are already cooked before grilling; you just want to caramelize/warm the sauce a little. Remove from grill and enjoy!
I had one rack of ribs, about 2 lbs. In order to handle easier, I cut the rack of ribs in half before proceeding with the recipe.