Baby Back Beef Ribs

This is so simple and good! You’ll have a long wait, but there is very little hands-on time.

Preheat over to 250 degrees. Place the ribs on a baking sheet, fat side down, and coat with marinade or sauce of your choice. Flip them over, and coat again. Cover and seal with foil. Bake for 2 ½ hours. After the first 90 minutes, open it up and add more sauce if needed. After the full cooking time, remove ribs from oven. Leave them sealed and let sit for at least 10 minutes. They can rest for at least 30 minutes and still be hot!

I try to avoid using foil whenever possible. You could use a covered casserole dish if you have one that is large enough. Some recipes call for cutting the ribs apart. You don’t need to do that with this recipe unless it is necessary to make them fit in the dish or on the baking sheet.

I served these ribs with fried zucchini. One rack of ribs and one zucchini per person worked out perfectly for us; full, but not too stuffed, and no silverware was needed. We each had a plate for our ribs and just shared the bowl of zucchini. We kept the stockpot handy for the bones. With this cooking method they pull right out of the meat. If you don’t eat ribs often, be aware that you will find large pockets of meat hiding inside the fat, so don’t be afraid the dig around in there! For napkins, just keep the whole roll of paper towels on hand. If you use cloth, you may need all that you own! This is a very messy meal.

Save the bones to make stock! I am making some right now.

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