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So Easy Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

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Recipe By Kittencalrecipezazz See all of Kittencalrecipezazz's recipes >
This is so easy to make just simmer the ribs then throw them into a pan, pour the sauce over and bake! You can double the recipe. Show more

Ready In: 1 hr 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • 3 lbs pork side ribs
  • 1 teaspoon powderd meat tenderizer
  • 1 largeonion(leave whole)
  • 1 smallonion,finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mincedfresh garlic(optional)
  • 1 (480 ml) favoritebarbecue sauce(you can use a large bottle of BBQ sauce if desired)
  • 1 12cupsketchup
  • 14cupprepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoonshoney
  • 2 tablespoonsbrown sugar
  • cayenne pepperorblack pepper


  1. Place the ribs in a large pot.
  2. Cover with water, the add in the powdered meat tenderizer and whole onion; cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Prepare a baking dish or a medium size roasting pan.
  4. In a bowl mix together chopped onion, garlic (if using) BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, honey, brown sugar and black pepper or cayenne (if using).
  5. Place the ribs into the baking dish.
  6. Pour the sauce over the ribs.
  7. Bake uncovered in a 425 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until the ribs are desired tenderness.
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