Baby Back Ribs That Fell Off the Bone

This morning after my workout, I cut up some pineapple to put in the dehydrator and pulled out some Baby Back Ribs to thaw for dinner. This was after I asked Drew what we should have tonight.  I got the usual, “I don’t know”.  If I could take one stress out of my life, it would be that. Meal planning.  I love to cook…do not love to plan.


Pineapple in the Nesco Dehydrator


While the house was being filled with the really delectable smell of heated pineapple, I started looking for a different BBQ rib recipe that would work in the oven as opposed to the grill.  I love the grill, but with the cold day today turned out to thanks.  Seriously, we went from 70 to 19 (on our thermometer) in 15 hours.  Who lives like this!!??  Oh.  I guess we do.  The wind was wicked last night and at times today.  I actually watched one of the hens get blown off her little legs with one strong gust.  I didn’t laugh.  Much.

Back to the BBQ Ribs.  I have always used this great recipe I found awhile back.  It always turned out very tasty ribs, but I’ll be honest.  I am not always in the mood to gnaw on the bone, you know what I mean?  The ribs we get at our favorite local establishment are fall off the bone type.  I wanted to make those.  So, I started scouring the internet.  I get distracted easily.  Pretty soon I was searching out Non GMO heirloom seeds for my garden, fermenting crocks, spent a few minutes (or more) on Tomnod looking for the missing plane in Malaysia, and eventually back to the ribs.  The internet is my time sucker.  I have to keep busy doing other things so I don’t spend my day sitting in a chair looking at the screen.

Okay, so I found this site for tender ribs in the oven.  Specifically Baby Back.  Let me tell you…they were amazing!  The woman used, as a sauce, sweet chili sauce.  I didn’t have any handy, but did have my homemade sweet pepper jam.  I tweaked it a bit and made my own sweet chili sauce and used it on a few of the ribs.  The rest got BBQ sauce (I like Sweet Baby Rays).

Our bellies were happy!



The ribs with the sweet chili sauce. I normally don’t make prepackaged fries, but these are from Alexia and are a bit healthier (if that is possible). They are mighty tasty!


My doctored sweet chili sauce.


I asked the kids if they like the ribs while I was doing dishes. I turned around to see this. I guess so.


2 thoughts on “Baby Back Ribs That Fell Off the Bone


    Here is my Mom’s recipe for BBQ Sauce.
    1 cup water
    1 cup ketchup
    1 cup brown sugar, packed, put in sauce pan.
    Add 1 TBSP vinegar, dry mustard, minced garlic, worchestershire,,
    a dash of liquid smoke, red pepper and salt, bring to a slow boil and simmer for just a few minutes.
    I put my ribs in oven with just water and salt and pepper and bake for 1 hr at 375, turning over a couple of times. After the hour then I pour off the water and pour on the sauce. Cover with foil and bake for another hour. Turn ribs a couple of times. Take foil off and bake for another half hour, excess sauce will carmelize and stick to ribs. This sauce will cover 2 racks of ribs.

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