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Fall off the bone tender baby back ribs

My kiddos have braces….and we all love ribs—but many times eating ribs with braces proves to be a challenge.  I have shared a recipe for ribs previously that are great for the weeknight because they cook up in just an hour. These ribs that I am sharing today are also a great weeknight meal…but you have to plan a bit more in advance. You can cook these ribs and then refrigerate—and before you eat them just heat them up on the grill. When I make these I tend to cook them earlier in the day while I am working…and then just leave them covered until dinner time. This recipe will produce tender, juicy, fall off the bone ribs every time. fall off the bone ribs @cleverlyinspired (3)

You will just need 3 ingredients…along with your favorite barbeque sauce. Easy peasy…I promise.

Do yourself a favor and line the pan with heavy duty foil (or a couple layers of regular foil.) I would even suggest a throw away foil pan.

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Finger lickin awesome:)

Fall off the bone tender baby back ribs

Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • seasoned to taste


  • Heat oven 300.
  • Line large cookie sheet with heavy duty foil.
  • Scatter onions on foil to make a "bed" for the ribs.
  • Place ribs on onions and season with salt, pepper or rub.
  • Pour beer on top.
  • Cover tightly with foil.
  • Place in oven for 2. 5 hours.
  • Let rest or place on grill for 10 minutes to give the ribs a crust.
  • If making ahead, let ribs rest-- refrigerate until ready to grill and eat.


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Back on Friday with another fun Halloween craft to do with the kiddos:) Hubs and I are celebrating our 19th Anniversary in our favorite town of Chicago….peek in on Instagram for some pics:)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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