Whip Up These Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs For Labor Day

August 15th, 2022 by

slow roasted ribs with barbecue sauce

Just like all warm weather holidays, Labor Day is associated with pool parties and cookouts. Most people are planning to throw some wings and ribs on the grill for the holiday, but if you’re not a grill master that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Try these fall-off-the-bone oven-baked ribs instead.

How To Bake Tender Juicy Ribs

Pit Masters have maintained the facade that they have a monopoly on tender ribs, but that just isn’t the case. You don’t need to know how to work a pit to make a delicious rack of ribs. All you need is patience, time, and an oven set to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Season and cover the ribs, then bake them in the oven for two to three hours. This method will give you ribs that are just as tender as those prepared by even the best pit masters.

Tips For Extra Tenderness

To get ribs that are more tender than any you’ve made before, try removing the filmy membrane that covers the rack. In some cases, the butcher will remove the membrane before you purchase the meat, but if they haven’t, follow the instructions below to remove it yourself.

  1. Slide a knife underneath the filmy membrane to slice it free.
  2. Use your fingers to pull it off of the bones.
  3. If you have a hard time pulling the membrane away from the bone with your fingers, try using a towel.

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Full Baking Instructions

For this Labor Day rib recipe, start by preheating your oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, remove the membrane from each rack as instructed above. Then season both sides of the rack with salt and pepper. If you have a dry rub that you have purchased or prepared, add it to both sides as well. Once you’ve seasoned your ribs, cover them with aluminum foil then bake them for two and a half to four hours. Finally, grab your favorite barbecue sauce and slather it all over each rack. Stick them back in the oven and broil them for three minutes or until the sauce has caramelized.


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