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Fall off the bone baby back ribs recipe

Fall-Off-The-Bone Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


These easy, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs are perfect for your summer barbecues.


  • 2½ tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 racks baby back ribs
  • 2 cups store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce, plus more for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 
  2. Combine all the spices in a bowl. (If only using two racks, store the other half in an airtight container for next time.) 
  3. Place each rack of ribs on a double layer of foil. Coat each rack with seasoning. Wrap and seal each rack tightly with foil.
  4. Bake 2 hours. 
  5. Remove from the oven and let sit out until ribs return to room temperature.
  6. Open ribs and pour juices of juices into a large heatproof measuring cup. 
  7. Add 2 cups barbecue sauce (either homemade or store-bought) to the rib juices. 
  8. Coat both sides of ribs with sauce. 
  9. Grill for 7 – 10 minutes turning and basting with sauce every couple of minutes over medium heat until the ribs are heated through. 
  10. Cut between each rib and serve on a platter.