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nor's fall off the bone baby back ribs and sauce

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

These ribs fall off the bone. I have been making my ribs this way for years. This is my recipe for my own sauce for baby back ribs and chicken. It is a sweet honey brown sugar sauce infused with garlic. My family loves it. I know you will as well.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Member's Choice Nor hit it out of the park with these oven-baked ribs. Her BBQ sauce is perfectly sweet and a great complement to the savory ribs. The ribs are cooked in a beer and BBQ sauce and lend a unique flavor to the ribs. Basting them in the sauce and broiling them give them the caramelized crust you get from a grill. Once baked, these ribs are fall off the bone tender. If you didn't tell anyone, they would think they were prepped on a grill. They do take a little time, but are well worth the effort.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 2 cups sauce and one rack of ribs
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For nor's fall off the bone baby back ribs and sauce

  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/8 c
    yellow mustard
  • 1/8 c
    Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp
    dried minced onion
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    Lawry's seasoning salt
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 10
    turns on black pepper grinder
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    tomato paste (start with 2 Tbsp add more for thicker sauce)
  • 16 oz
    fluid ounces beer or 2 cups such as Budweiser or Michelob, you may use water instead of beer as well (do not use an ale to cook ribs in. It will not taste right.)
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    BBQ sauce mix with beer
  • 1
    pork baby back rib rack
  • 1 1/2 c
    barbecue sauce mine or your own.

How To Make nor's fall off the bone baby back ribs and sauce

  • Homemade barbecue sauce simmering in a saucepan.
    Mix all of the BBQ sauce ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat. Boil and stir occasionally for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Let cool.
  • Removing skin from the ribs.
    Line a pan with heavy-duty foil. Take the skin off the back of the baby ribs. If you insert a sharp knife under the skin at one end. Grasp the skin with a paper towel in hand. It will peel off in one swift pull.
  • Beer, water, and barbecue sauce in a bowl.
    Mix the beer or water with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce.
  • Beer mixture poured into the roasting pan.
    Pour onto the bottom of the foil-lined pan.
  • Ribs placed in the pan with a little bit of sauce on top.
    Place the rack on top and spread a little BBQ sauce on top of the ribs. We just want to give them a little flavor at this time.
  • Pan covered with aluminum foil.
    Cover tightly with foil and place in a 325-degree oven. Bake covered about 3 hours. Check ribs after 3 hours. They should almost be falling off the bone. if not continue cooking a little longer.
  • Brushing the ribs with more sauce.
    Empty the liquid from the bottom of the pan. You may cut the rack and half at this time. Coat both sides of ribs with BBQ sauce. Place back in the oven and turn oven to broil or you may move them to BBQ and finish cooking there. You will be making the sauce stick and giving it that yummy BBQ sauce flavor. Broil or BBQ until the sauce is sticky-looking. Do not burn. Watch carefully.
  • Nor's Fall Off the Bone Baby Back Ribs and Sauce on a plate.
    Remove from the oven or BBQ. Cut into sections between bones. I usually cut them into 4 ribs per slab. Ready to serve.