Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs

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Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs

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 😛 ?


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.Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs - girlheartfood.com

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.Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs - girlheartfood.com

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.

Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs - girlheartfood.com

Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs - girlheartfood.com

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.

Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs- girlheartfood.com

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂


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Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs
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! 
Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Rib recipe for pork ribs - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2.5 hours
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2.5 hours
Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Rib recipe for pork ribs - girlheartfood.com
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Combine all spices together in a small bowl, stirring to incorporate.
  2. Pat spice mixture into ribs, pressing into meat and covering all over.
  3. 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).
  4. 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!
Recipe Notes

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.

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62 thoughts on “Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs

  1. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    Dang girl! Your ribs look so yummy! I LUV my some fall-off-the-bone-porky goodness and I’ll have to try your easy cooking mehtod soon 🙂 Yay to a new deck and to Mr. B for working so hard on it so you and furry child can enjoy it 😉

  2. Adina says:

    Oh my, these ribs look so delicious! Can you believe I have never had ribs like these, the only way we ever ate them in Romania were smoked in a soup (mostly bean soup) and it is the only way I have ever cooked them myself in Germany as well. What a shame, I really have to try them this way soon.
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  3. Monica | Nourish & Fete says:

    OK, I am ashamed to admit that I have NEVER made ribs before! Isn’t that awful for a food blogger!? But I have determined that I will tackle this before the end of this summer, so this post is perfectly timed for me. 🙂 I love the step-by-step photos and directions. I can do this! I believe!
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  4. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh man, I can’t enough delicious ribs during the summer months! And these ribs definitely look they’d make my belly happy. *High-five* to your husband for stripping the deck down. We did that last summer, and it felt like we had a whole new deck again. I know they sell those synthetic decks that don’t need to be stripped…but I like the rustic feel of a wooden deck. Call me crazy! A wooden deck and some ribs on the grill. That’s how we roll in the summer, too! 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Me too David!! So happy to have that deck done and it definitely does feel like new again. I agree – something about the rustiness of wood – can’t beat it! Thanks so much 🙂

  5. Jolina says:

    Oh my word this looks soooo good Dawn! So juicy and messy and fall off the bone, just how proper ribs should be! You bet I’m showing this to Red so we can make it ASAP. Love the video too. And yay for your deck! And yes I will freak out if (when???) I see a spider too. Too bad bug spray doesn’t protect us from them (or does it?!). Running works anyhow haha. Cheers. Have an awesome week!

  6. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Yaaaaaaay to a brand spankin’ new deck, Dawn!!! I’m such a ‘lounge on the deck’ girl, so I am sharing in your excitement! And *ahem* Spideys be GONE! 😉 I looooooove me some ribs during the summer, but with everything going on I haven’t had a chance to make any… YET. Clearly I need to get all up in a platter of these, because they look spectacular! Finger lickin’ deliciousness right here! Pinned! Cheers, doll! XOXO

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Aren’t ribs the best in the summer?! It’s one of our favorite foods to grill, and I look forward to it every single time. The fall-off-the-bone kind is the BEST way to eat them, in my opinion. I’ll have to try your version next time. Sounds SO good with all of those spices! Yay for summer and grilling recipes! Pinned! Hope your Monday is off to a great start!

  8. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    This is an incredible recipe, Dawn! I’d have to say ribs are by far one of my favorite meats to barbecue and your luscious take on them is making me hungry! Of course your video helps in the ‘pass me a plate, please….pronto!!’ department! I don’t blame you for digging right in! Wish I could right now, too! Have a wonderful week, my friend! XOXO
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