Nani's Cranny


Easy Fall Off the Bone Ribs

I recently found this recipe on the Penzey Spice Website. I like to smoke ribs, but was looking for an easy oven method. These ribs literally fall off the bone when they are done. Since most of the cooking is done in the oven, they do not have much of a smokey flavor like smoked ribs, but they got rave reviews from my testing crew. I love main dishes that I can put in the oven and walk away and pull them out at serving time with no last minute fuss. Try these soon. They will surely become a family favorite.

<Ribs Ribs[/caption]strong>Ingredients

  • 3 racks of pork loin aka baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Kosher flake salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 36 ounces liquid, beer, apple juice, etc

Combine all of the seasonings in a small bowl or baggie. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel. Rub the ribs on both sides with the rib rub. Cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or several hours. Remove from frig and grill them on both sides on your charcoal grill. I did mine about 10 minutes on each side at about 350 degrees. You could also brown them under the broiler.
Lay each rack on a double layer of aluminum foil. The foil needs to be wide enough to cover the ribs and long enough to tightly roll up and seal the ends. If your foil doesn’t quite make it around, just add another piece and make sure the pieces are sealed tight. Before you seal the second end, pour in 12 ounces of liquid into each foil packet. Now seal that end, put your foil packets on cookie sheets and bake in a 250 degree oven for about 6 hours. No need to peek at them, they will get done, and the time isn’t too crucial.
Now unwrap, transfer to a serving plate and enjoy them with your favorite BBQ sauce


  • My family’s favorite BBQ is Famous Dave’s Rich and Sassy!
  • Substitute your favorite rib rub


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