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A Simple Tweak to a Fall-off-the-bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs

I love to eat ribs that are so tender that they fall-off-the-bone however it can be very disappointing to grab a rib and end up with a meatless bone in your hands and a mess all over you. Have you ever experienced this? Because of this, I was determined to find a way to cook the meat tender enough that it pulls easily off the bone but firm enough to avoid it from falling apart before it even makes your mouth. These Oven-baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs are tender, juicy and fall off the bone at the touch of a bite. This is a no-fail recipe, perfect for father’s day or a nice picnic.

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These baby back ribs have an incredible smoky flavor and they are so tender that no one would believe they were oven-baked.

They are seasoned to perfection with a dry rub and then tenderized in a pressure cooker before going into the oven. You can easily avoid the oven and place them in a grill. To make very tender baby back ribs it usually takes at least 24  hours of slow cooking, but using a pressure cooker for 30 minutes will reduce the time to just an hour of cooking in the oven. By the way, this is an amazing kitchen tool. My son got my instant pot from Amazon as a Christmas present for me and I love it. I made this  BEEF SOUP “SOPA DE CARNE DE RES” SPANISH STYLE, which is insanely flavorful using my instant pot to soften the meat. I definitely recommend this kitchen tool as it will save you so much time. However, No worries if you don’t have an instant pot yet, these recipes can definitely be done without it.

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How to Cook Fall-off-the-bone

 BBQ Baby Back Ribs

The first step is to combine smoked paprika, cayenne pepper(or chili pepper), black pepper, salt, oregano,  brown sugar, and powder garlic. The smoked paprika and combination of all the other spices give these Baby Back Ribs a sweet, spicy and smoky flavor that makes them flavorful and delicious on their own, however, I use a smoky and Thick hickory BBQ sauce that compliments the ribs perfectly.

combine-smoked-paprika,-cayenne-pepper,-black-pepper,-salt,-oregano,- brown-sugar,-and-powder-garlicThe second step is to sprinkle half the dry rub over both sides of the ribs and spread using your hands. If you feel more comfortable use gloves.

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The third step after the rack is all coated with the rub place it inside the pressure cooker (instant pot). Add a little bit of water (about ⅓ of a cup) and seal. Cook for 30 minutes on high pressure.

After the rack is all coated with the rub place it inside the pressure cooker (Instant Pot)

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 The Fourth Step, after 30 minutes safely remove the rib rack from the pressure cooker and place them in a baking sheet. Add the rest of the rub and oven-bake them for about 30 to 40 minutes over 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Lastly, take the ribs out of the oven and coat them with your favorite BBQ sauce. Place them in the oven again and cook for 10 more minutes until golden brown.

add some BBQ Sauce

Give this recipe a try, you will not be disappointed!

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Tips:

It is extremely essential to remove the paper-like membrane from the back of the rib rack. This membrane is very tough and it will prevent the rib from being tender.  I suggest not to skip this step. If you want to know the simple steps to remove this membrane go to my How to remove the membrane from Baby Back Pork Ribs.

Enjoy these tender fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe. Down below you will find an easily printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

Until the next one…

Love E.S

How-to-Cook-BBQ-Baby-Back-Ribs

A SIMPLE TWEAK TO A FALL-OFF-THE-BONE BBQ BABY BACK RIBS

These Oven-baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs are tender, juicy and fall off the bone at the touch of a bite. This is a no-fail recipe, perfect for father’s day or a nice picnic.
Course Dinner,, Lunch,, Main,
Cuisine American, Southern,
Keyword baby back ribs,, BBQ, fall-off-the-bone, picnic
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 421 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • 2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon salt kosher
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or chili pepper) optional
  • 1/3 cup water for the pressure cooker
  • BBQ Sauce of your preference

Instructions

  1. The first step is to combine smoked paprika, cayenne pepper(or chili pepper), black pepper, salt, oregano, brown sugar, and garlic powder.

  2. The second step is to sprinkle half the dry rub over both sides of the ribs and spread using your hands. If you feel more comfortable use gloves.
  3. The third step after the rack is all coated with the rub place it inside the pressure cooker (instant pot). Add a little bit of water seal and cook for 30 minutes on high pressure.

  4. The fourth Step, after 30 minutes safely remove the rib rack from the pressure cooker and place them in a baking sheet. Add the rest of the rub and oven-bake them for about 30 to 40 minutes over 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  5. Lastly, take the ribs out of the oven and coat them with your favorite BBQ sauce. Place them in the oven again and cook for 10 more minutes until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Tips:
It is extremely essential to remove the paper-like membrane from the back of the rib rack. This membrane is very tough and it will prevent the rib from being tender. I suggest not to skip this step. If you want to know the simple steps to remove this membrane go to my How to remove the membrane from Baby Back Pork Ribs.

They are seasoned to perfection with a dry rub and then tenderized in a pressure cooker before going into the oven. You can easily avoid the oven and place them in a grill. To make very tender baby back ribs it usually takes at least 24 hours of slow cooking, but using a pressure cooker for 30 minutes will reduce the time to just an hour of cooking in the oven.

 

**Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

Nutrition Facts
A SIMPLE TWEAK TO A FALL-OFF-THE-BONE BBQ BABY BACK RIBS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 3623mg151%
Potassium 552mg16%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1980IU40%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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