Easy Fall Off the Bone Oven-Baked Ribs

July 27, 2023 • 0 comments

Easy Fall Off the Bone Oven-Baked Ribs
This recipe details the steps to make tender, fall-off-the-bone oven-baked ribs. The ribs are seasoned, slow-baked at 275°F, and finished with a sweet, spicy barbecue sauce.


  • (2 1/2 pounds) Pork Ribs
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • (1 tbps) Olive Oil
  • (1/4 cup) Finely Diced Onion
  • (1/2 tsp) Ground Cumin
  • (1/2 cup) Ketchup
  • (1 tbps) Hot Chili Sauce
  • (2 tbps) Light Brown Sugar
  • (1 tbps) Apple Cider Vinegar
  • (to taste) Salt & Pepper


Indulge in the exquisite delight of these finest ribs! Our secret to achieving fall-off-the-bone perfection is baking slowly in the oven. While some may argue that ribs are best left to the domain of "pit masters," this recipe beg to differ. The truth is, baking ribs in the oven is a surprisingly effortless endeavour. With time on your side, 95% of the recipe becomes a leisurely affair, allowing you to sit back, relax, and witness the magic unfold as the ribs bake to succulent perfection. So, let us embark on this culinary journey together and follow this amazing recipe from Inspired Taste!

#1 Secret for Tender Ribs

The best, fool-proof way to ensure that your ribs fall off the bone tender is to bake them, covered, at a low temperature in your oven. Adam and Johanne bake their ribs in a 275° F oven for two to three hours. It is this simple method that guarantees tender ribs!

Tip: Remove the Membrane

For the most tender ribs, removing the thin membrane that covers the rack is important. This membrane can become tough when cooked, and since we all love ribs that effortlessly fall off the bone, getting rid of the membrane is necessary. While the butcher may have already taken care of this step for you, it's always good to know how to do it yourself, just in case.

To remove the membrane, delicately slide a knife under it, and then use your fingers to pull it away from the bones gently. If the membrane is slippery or stubborn, use a kitchen towel to get a better grip and easily pull it off.

Easy Fall Off-the-Bone Oven-Baked Ribs Recipe

Use the low and slow cooking technique to achieve fall-off-the-bone tenderness with these oven-baked ribs. Once baked, you can use this delectable sweet and spicy barbecue sauce to the ribs, but feel free to use your favourite.

FAQ: While the recipe calls for baby back ribs, other types such as spare ribs, country-style, or St. Louis-style will work just as well. Cooking time should be similar, but checking on the ribs periodically to monitor their progress is a good idea.

FAQ: Doubling or tripling the recipe below should not alter the method or baking time. You may need to use two pans for baking.



  1. Preheat the oven to 275° Fahrenheit (135C).
  2. Remove the thin membrane covering the back of the ribs if present
  3. Season the ribs generously with salt and pepper, or use a spice rub if desired. Place the ribs, meat-side up, in a large roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. If needed, cut the ribs in half to fit.
  4. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours until the meat is tender and easily falls from the bones. Check the ribs after 2 hours to monitor progress.


  1. While the ribs are baking, prepare the delicious barbecue sauce.
  2. Start by heating olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onions until they become soft and translucent, which should take 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Next, stir in the cumin and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Now it's time to add the flavorful combination of ketchup, hot chilli sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Give it a good stir, season with salt, and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  5. This sauce will be set aside, ready to be paired with the mouthwatering roasted ribs.


  1. To prepare the ribs, remove them from the oven and discard the aluminum foil.
  2. Next, generously brush both sides with delicious barbecue sauce.
  3. For an optional step, you can move an oven rack near the top and turn on the broiler to high. Broil the ribs for 3-4 minutes until the barbecue sauce starts to caramelize. Keep a close eye to prevent the sauce from burning.
  4. Enjoy perfectly cooked and caramelized ribs!


  1. To store baked ribs, simply place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  2. For longer storage, wrap the ribs in foil or freezer paper, place them in an airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw the ribs in the refrigerator before reheating.
  3. To reheat the ribs, wrap them in foil or parchment paper and place them in a preheated 300°F oven. Heat until warmed through, approximately 30 minutes. For an extra burst of flavour, slather some warmed sauce over the ribs before serving. Delicious and satisfying!

In conclusion, this Oven-Baked Ribs recipe promises a taste and tenderness that rivals any restaurant fare. The low and slow baking process is key to achieving that coveted fall-off-the-bone texture, and the homemade barbecue sauce introduces a blend of sweet and spicy notes that will have your taste buds singing.

Whether you choose to stick to the recipe or add your own twist, you're in for a delightful culinary experience. Just remember to take your time, enjoy the process, and savour every bite of these delicious ribs!

Original Recipe by Inspired Taste.

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