Oven baked ribs that are brushed with bbq sauce.
5 from 3 votes

Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs {rave reviews}

The very best recipe for Easy Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs with rave reviews every time! It's no wonder because these oven baked ribs are delicious! 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! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword best rib recipe, rack of ribs in oven, spice rub ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food


  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper -or less if you prefer less spicy
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lbs pork side ribs -trimmed of excess fat and silverskin
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce -approximately, your fave


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Combine all seasonings/spices together in a small bowl (from brown sugar to black pepper), stirring to incorporate.
  • Trim ribs of any excess fat and silverskin. 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 or until cooked through. 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.
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