Fall Off The Bone Ribs

These Fall Off The Bone Ribs are a simple recipe that is baked low and slow in the oven creating a tender, juicy and flavorful bbq dinner.

Fall Off The Bone Ribs

So I’ve kinda been a little famous among our friends for my ribs. They always get super excited when we have game night or bonfires and they know that we are making these, they pretty much line right now and rush to my house because they literally are irresistible.

These ribs are baby back ribs that are coated in a dry rub then baked creating a juicy and tender meat. They are then lathered in a honey bbq sauce and broiled for about 5 minutes making sure that sauce is coated right to the meat.

Now tell me that these Fall Off The Bone Ribs don’t sound amazing.

How To Make Fall Off The Bone Ribs


For these particular ribs we used baby back and we cooked then at 300 degrees for 3 hours. If you’re looking at spare ribs you are looking at a little longer time. 

These Fall Off The Bone Ribs go amazing with all sorts of side dishes. Potato salad, corn on the cob, salad, fresh fruit, macaroni and cheese. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to making something that pairs really well with these.

Fall Off The Bone Ribs Oven


So the one thing that WE always do with these ribs is turn them into sliders/sandwiches. We top then with some grilled onions and inhale them.

We drizzle with some more bbq sauce as needed but this is a delicious way to enjoy them. Another way we use leftover meat is to make BBQ Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese. 

Trust me with this Mac and cheese you won’t ever want anything else, it is so flavorful, the bbq sauce and the cheese together are a legit epic combination that you’ll quickly become addicted to.

Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Ribs


We make our own dry rub for these ribs but if you have some that you like to use then by all means use it, but our rub consists of:

  • Brown sugar
  • Paprika
  • Dry mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder

Once they are done cooking you then slather then in some bbq sauce. We usually use a brown sugar bbq sauce then mix it with a little honey to make a honey bbq sauce and it really compliments the dry rub really well. To finish these off we sprinkle with a little parsley and go to town!

Oven Baked Ribs

Once you try these Fall Off The Bone Ribs you’ll never want anything else, we haven’t gone back to any recipe besides this one and we don’t regret it one bit!

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Fall Off The Bone Ribs
Fall Off The Bone Ribs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

These Fall Off The Bone Ribs are a simple recipe that is baked low and slow in the oven creating a tender, juicy and flavorful bbq dinner.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
  • 1 rack baby back ribs membrane removed
Dry Rub:
  • 2 Tbs paprika
  • 1 Tbs black pepper
  • 3 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
BBQ Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar bbq sauce
  • 2-3 Tbs honey
  • Parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Lay your ribs on a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
  3. Mix together your dry rub ingredients and rub onto both sides of your ribs and wrap up tightly and place on large baking sheet.
  4. Bake in oven for 3 hours.
  5. Remove from oven and unwrap.
  6. Mix together your bbq sauce and honey and brush on ribs.
  7. Place back in oven on lowest rack and broil for about 3-5 minutes, remove from oven and brush with more bbq sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.


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36 thoughts on “Fall Off The Bone Ribs

  1. These ribs are 1st class with little work to prepare! Perfection EVERY time in the oven(coming from a guy who loves his grill).Fall off the bone?? Umm ya! You literally look at the bone and its like the meat knows what to do! So tender,so juicy,so good! Highly recommend!!

  2. I haven’t made ribs in years. They intimidate me sometimes, but I don’t know why! I need to make them again soon.

  3. I love ribs! They are such a great summer meal option. I am looking forward to cooking out, eating outside and relaxing. These would be great to make too!

  4. This is my second time trying the Fall of the Bone Ribs in the Oven, these were delicious my first time. Everyone enjoyed them!!!

  5. I made these, and my SO pronounced them “superior” to the ribs being sold at our neighborhood (in Chicago) Ribfest. He said he had never tasted such ribs like this, that literally fell off the bone! Rub, Wrap and bake, and a little time on the grill was all it took. Thanks again! The extra meat was used the following day, in ribmeat quesadillas!

  6. These ribs are DELICIOUS!!! The prep is super easy and the results and fantastic. This was the first recipe I tried and after this I may not look for another. Definitely set the standard. Thanks!!!

  7. Most Excellent! Raining outside so inside the oven was perfect. Totally tasty, fall off the bone, literally, with easy directions and hardly any clean up

  8. Hi Alli,
    I have always enjoyed and used a recipe my mother gave me. Your recipe looks superior and we are going to make them tonight. I will post another comment after we have had our dinner. I have one question, do you have a recipe for the brown sugar BBQ sauce that you mention in the last step of your recipe that you could share?
    We can hardly wait to have dinner tonight.

  9. Never made ribs before, these were fool proof, easy and delicious. Left off the honey and bbq sauce because husband isn’t eating carbs. Great recipe!

  10. Hi Alli,
    These are without a doubt the best ribs I have ever made and eaten. My husband and I loved them so much we have had them twice more since trying the recipe originally. I sent the recipe to my son. Coincidentally he was defrosting a large rack of ribs when he received my email. I am anxious to know what he thought. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  11. Ribs are actually how I got my kids on board with meat when they were younger. Nothing like them! These look outstanding.

  12. I currently have these in the oven to finish on the grill tomorrow. Like a few, above, I don’t know why I am ever intimidated by the rib when I am a humbly good cook…but I am. It’s like making Mac and cheese….the most simplistic things are my challenge, like a tartar, or something a little more unexpected. Perhaps that’s why. Expected! Lightbulb moment!

    I hope these rock out! I’ll post tomorrow if they do!

    *crossing fingers*

  13. We made these today and after 2 1/2 hours they were burnt to a crisp and we’re not eatable. We don’t understand what w,ent wrong. I think ,we should have looked athem every half hour before they burnt up. If you would like a photo II could send you one

    1. That is super weird. I have never once had mine burnt at all. Did you wrap them in the foil and have the correct cooking temperature of 300 degrees? That should be low enough that it shouldn’t burn.

  14. I followed the recipe, except for using the oven I used a smoker. Ribs were moist but the meat was not falling off the bone. Did I do something wrong?

    1. Hey Ash! So I’ve never made these in the smoker and we’ve made them dozens of times in the oven and never once were they not fall off the bone. I checked with one of my other blogging friends who smokes all the things and she said that if you wrapped them in the smoker they should be fall off the bone but if you didn’t wrap them it would be different. Maybe try them in the oven and see if you have a better result next time. Maybe I’ll adapt this recipe for a smoker and see how they turn out for me 🙂

  15. Just got home from the Food Market, bought the ribs – going to prep them now and serve them tonight for dinner with side of potato salad and cole slaw. CAN NOT WAIT to try them!! Will let you know how they turn out and I have no doubt they will turn out amazing (I have recipe ESP)…

  16. If you have a bucket list – PUT THIS RECIPE ON IT! PERFECT! Fail proof, Easy Peasy! Follow the directions EXACTLY. I had 2 racks of ribs instead of 1 so I doubled the recipe (the rub ingedients and the bbq sauce ingredients). I used Original Baby Rays for the bbq sauce and added honey to that. This is perfect and I will never make bbq baby back ribs any other way. My husband put his knife back in the drawer because the meat fell off the bones and he didn’t need his knife.
    Thank you SO SO much for posting this. Have a gorgeous holiday season!

    1. This makes my heart happy! I’m so happy you loved them! We crave this all the time, and not just in the summer. This is prefect for all year round. And yes they truly do fall off the bones, love how your husband put his knife back in the drawer!

  17. This is the only recipe I use now. The ribs are the absolute best. I use a barbecue sauce from the butcher. It’s called Best barbecue sauce. It goes great with the ribs. it carmelizes under the broiler. I absolutely love these ribs!

    1. That is so amazing Rosemary!! I always love hearing that. This is literally the only recipe I make as well and when anyone else says they have the best ribs I kinda look at them and take it as a challenge! lol

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