Before I came up with this delicious recipe, I wasn’t a big fan of ribs. They always seemed to be so chewy, and sloppy. But I live in a house with 4 boys , 3 children and 1 husband, and you know boys, they LOVE all things BBQ and especially ribs. So, I came up with a way to prepare the ribs so they literally fall off the bone. The meat is so tender and juicy. I actually find myself craving these… you will too!
These are little time consuming to make, (what good BBQ isn’t?). But they are super easy… it’s just that you have to slow bake them for a few hours to soften them up. So, don’t go into this thinking you’ll whip them out in half an hour. Just be prepared for the time it takes. It’s totally worth it!!!
Fall Off the Bone barbequed Baby Back Ribs
- 2 slabs baby back ribs (you can use any type of rib, but baby back are really tender)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 8 cloves garlic, whole
- 1 cup your favorite barbeque sauce
Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Place ribs on foil, bone side down (meaty side up). Drizzle the ribs with the olive oil then scatter the garlic cloves over the top of the ribs. Then use more aluminum foil to completely cover the pan and seal it up. Put in a 325 degree oven for 3 hours.
Remove from the oven. Prepare your BBQ or grill. I use a gas grill so it just takes a couple minutes to warm up. I put mine at about 4oo degrees. Remove foil from top of rib pan, discard garlic cloves. Slather the tops of the ribs with BBQ sauce.
Place ribs, bone side down, on your grill. Be prepared for some flare ups, as the ribs are fatty and the olive oil drips. That’s why the bone side is down, so the meat doesn’t burn. Close the cover of the grill and let cook for about 7-10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and adhered to the meat.
Remove from grill and slice between each bone to serve. Serve with additional BBQ sauce on the side for people to add to taste.