Easy Melt in Your Mouth Rib Recipe

Do want an easy melt in you mouth rib recipe? Well, I have the perfect recipe and it only has 3 ingredients. The secret is the slow cooking method.

The easy melt in your mouth rib recipe, a green salad and campfire potatoes on a white plate with a blue napkin and fork next to it.

I think the great debate in life is how to make your ribs and/or your brisket. “Handy” isn’t only handy in the house he’s pretty darn handy at grilling. He is on his second outdoor kitchen and this one has two different types of grills built into it.

View of our outdoor kitchen

We have a DCS 48″ gas grill with rotisserie and we have a 36″ Vidalia grill that has a marinating pan on half of the grill. Handy uses either gas grill for this recipe and cooks the ribs on medium-high grates for 7-10 minutes on each side. Just enough time for the ribs to slightly char and the bbq sauce is caramelized.

What Kind of Ribs do You Use?

Another big debate Baby Back Ribs vs. Short Ribs

slab of baby back ribs on a piece of foil
A slab of Baby Back Ribs

Pork Ribs – Baby Back Ribs

Pork ribs are lean with a moderate amount of meat. They have more meat than fat and have lots of bones. The three basic types of pork ribs are baby back, spare, St. Louis Style, or country ribs. We use baby back ribs for this recipe and I use spare ribs for my Italian Spaghetti Sauce (gravy).

Beef Ribs – Short Ribs

Beef ribs are chunkier pieces of meat and have more calories than pork. They have more even portions of meat to fat. Beef Ribs are called short ribs. I use these sometimes for my spaghetti sauce but never for BBQ Ribs.

Cooking the Baby Back Ribs

The secret to “Handy’s” ribs starts in the house. “Handy” generously sprinkles his ribs with Kirkland’s Sweet Mesquite Seasoning, then wraps them in a double layer of aluminum foil. We place the ribs on a baking sheet and they go into a 225-degree preheated oven for 3 hours.

Kirkland's Sweet Mesquite Seasoning

At about the 2-hour mark, the house starts to have a really yummy smell to it as the ribs are slowly baking.

Bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce on counter top with a silicone basting brush

Once the ribs have baked for 3 hours they come out of the oven, the foil gets opened and a layer of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce is brushed on the ribs.

“Handy” and I went to a cooking class once at the American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin and the chef of their 5-star restaurant told us that he used Sweet Baby Ray’s – His comment was “Why mess with the best?”.

Than the ribs get put on a pre-heated grill for about 7-10 minutes on each side just until it’s a little charred and the bbq sauce is caramelized. Take it off the grill and it’s ready to eat.

baked ribs on the grill

These ribs just fall off the bone!

3 Ingredient Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Grilling20 minutes
Total Time3 hours 23 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 large slab of Baby Back Ribs 1/4 lb per person – We have the butcher cut off the silver skin
  • Kirkland's Sweet Mesquite Seasoning
  • Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 250°
  • Place ribs on aluminum foil sheets (we use the large size foil), generously sprinkle the mesquite seasoning on each side rubbing it in as you go. Tightly wrap up the ribs with two layers of foil.
  • Place rib foil packs on baking sheets and place them in the oven for 3 hours
  • Open up the foil packets and slather the exposed side with bbq sauce
  • Take ribs out to the grill and place the ribs, sauced side down, and then slather the other side with bbq sauce. Leave on the grill for 7-10 minutes until the ribs are a bit charred and carmelized flip and do the same on the other side.
  • Take off the grill and serve.

What about Soaking or Boiling Ribs?

We’ve tried ribs many different ways and really didn’t even like ribs until we stumbled upon the slow bake method that we use now. I feel like boiling ribs takes the fat and the taste out of the meat that stays in the foil packet when it slowly roasts.

We hope that you give this Easy Melt in Your Mouth Rib Recipe a try. It’s only three ingredients! So simple! So Tasty!


If you like this recipe you will love our recipe for Beef Tenderloin HERE. You might also like my recipe for Gluten-Free Cheese Crusted Pork Chops HERE. Are you looking for another great grilling recipe? You can find my Marinated Flank Steak HERE

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  1. Yum! This sounds delicious! I never knew how to make ribs until now. Thank you so much.

    1. So easy! and so Delicious!

    1. I’m not a huge fan of pork but I do love these ribs!