Fall-Off-the-Bone Baby Back Ribs

Leite's CulinariaReviews(11)
Brenda V.: "Loved these ribs so tender and juicy. . They defi…" Read More


  • 2 baby back ribs (slabs, about 3 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 onion (large, sliced)
  • 12 ounces beer
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chipotle (Maple Barbecue Sauce, or your favorite bottled sauce, although made-from-scratch will always taste better)
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Calories180Calories from Fat60
Total Fat7g11%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat60
Total Carbohydrate15g5%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Brenda V. 17 Aug
Loved these ribs so tender and juicy. . They definitely were fall off the bone ribs so yummy!
Smith 18 Jul
great recipe, awesome dish, and super tender and there was a lot of room for personal changes in ingredients for the supreme taste... to prepare it is super easy and simple... if you try this recipe have fun and good luck!
The cooking method was easy and it was literally falling off the bone tender. Very yummy. The suggested Chipotle Maple BBQ sauce left us wishing we had used something else. We will use the technique in this recipe again but definitely a different sauce. Also, we don't have access to a grill so we took Jasmin's advice from below and removed the foil after two hours, basted and baked uncovered for 15 minutes, then basted again and baked uncovered for another 15 minutes.
These are by far the best and the easiest ribs to make if you're going to use your oven. Instead of chipotle, I made my own dry rub and used Stubbs Sticky Sweet BBQ sauce to finish off the ribs. I took them out of the onion/beer mix and put them on a new baking pan, smothered them with the sauce, then broiled them for 10 min on each side. Use the BBQ sauce liberally but save some for dipping. Enjoy!
Awesome recipe, I used sweet baby rays bbq sauce and they turned it phenomenal. If you want the ribs a little sweeter instead of using beer use coke !
Awesome the only thing i did differ was nothing!i used nud light and jack daniels bbq sauce Yummy!!!!!
jasmin k. 27 Oct 2017
After using a few different people's recipe, I am so glad I found yours. All the other ones my ribs would come out chewy and not very good. Now I do not have a grill so I cook mine in oven for two hours (undisturbed) then I add bbq sauce and cook for another 30 minutes adding more bbq sauce after 15. Omgoodneed are they delicious!!! Fall of the bone and melt in your mouth.
Ana C. 2 Oct 2017
Tender and delicious. I made my own version of the maple chipotle sauce which was delicious too. I will definitely use the recipe again.
Kayla M. 9 Sep 2017
Amazing. Best recipe so far! I altered the BBQ sauce but everything else is perfect
Kelle 27 Aug 2017
Great taste - very tender!
Carmen S. 28 Mar 2016
So good! The best :) followed as per recipe no changes needed would definitely make again! They literally fall off so bone!