Oven Baked Beef Ribs: A Fall-Off-The-Bone Recipe

February 23, 2023
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Looking for a fool-proof beef back ribs recipe that will fall off the bone every time? This is our 2-ingredient, oven baked beef ribs recipe. This recipe is suitable for the carnivore diet and guarantees a tender and succulent texture every time. These ribs have a high fat content and are the perfect choice for a satisfying and flavorful meal, without the need for any barbecue sauce or added starches.


✅ A foolproof technique of cooking ribs with no toughness or chewiness.

✅ Guaranteed that meat falsl off the bone every time.

✅ Removal of silver skin not required.

✅ Only 2 ingredients needed.


Being on the carnivore diet, this pack of beef ribs from Costco is a weekly staple on our Costco trip. Back ribs are what is left over after the prime rib roast has been removed. Do check out our bone-in prime rib recipe if you are interested in our cooking technique for the whole roast.

Not only do the bones provides tremendous flavour, they can also be saved afterwards to make bone broth! This particular pack of beef back ribs we purchase from Costco are incredibly marbled, high in fat and collagen, and melt in your mouth with a tender juiciness.



Clean and dry beef ribs with a paper towel. Season the ribs generously with salt. Lay down onto a baking sheet or baking rack, meat side facing down, with aluminum foil.


The secret to these oven baked beef ribs to ensure that you seal the ribs tightly in aluminum foil. Use a double layer of foil if necessary to ensure that there is no ability for air to escape.


When we cook these low and slow in the oven where no heat can escape, the ribs cook in their own heat, contributing to the tenderness of the beef once it’s done.


Cooking these beef ribs low and slow in the oven really allows for the ribs to achieve the juicy and decadent “fall off the bone” texture. In addition to the simplicity of the recipe, the visual appeal of the ribs makes it a great dish to serve your guests.

The fat from the beef adds tremendous flavour. Ribs are packed with collagen and when the collagen breaks down along with the rendered fat from the beef, the resulting texture and taste is to-die-for.

This recipe is satiating and filling! Enjoy this as stand-alone meal or with any low carb sides of your choice.



Brush on some of your favourite low sugar BBQ sauce after the ribs are done, and you can put them back in the broiler for 5 minutes with the sauce. You can also pair this with any low carb vegetable as a side.


Add additional seasonings such as 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (or 1.5 teaspoons of garlic powder), and 1.5 teaspoons of onion powder.


You will not need to modify this recipe to meet the requirements of the carnivore diet.


👉 Will this work with pork ribs?

Yes, this cooking technique will work with pork ribs as well! We recommend using back ribs or baby back ribs for the best results.

👉 Can I use parchment paper instead of foil?

Parchment paper by itself will not be able to contain the heat as well as foil will. If you are looking to reduce your food’s exposure to aluminum foil, you can wrap the ribs in parchment first, before adding a second layer of foil on the outside. Make sure to seal the parchment paper as tightly as possible.

👉 How do I store the leftovers?

You can store the ribs in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months once cooked.

What sides can I serve these oven baked beef ribs with?

👉 These oven baked beef ribs will pair well with low carb cruciferous vegetables such as brussels sprouts, asparagus, or broccoli.

👉 Can I meal prep these oven baked beef ribs?

Absolutely! For each meal, you would need between 1-2 ribs depending on whether you will be including any sides. We would recommend removing the bone first to save space.

Oven Baked Beef Ribs

A fool-proof oven baked beef ribs recipe that is guaranteed to fall off the bone, every time.
3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 9×13 Baking Rack or Tray


  • 4 pounds bone-in back ribs
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Preheat your oven at 280F.
  • Prepare your back ribs by cleaning them with a paper towel and removing any bone chips. There will be a membrane on the backside of the bones, but with this cooking method it is not necessary to remove the membrane in order to achieve the fall-off-the-bone texture.
  • Season the ribs generously on both sides with salt. As a general rule of thumb, use 1 tsp of salt per pound of meat.
  • Cover a 9×13 roasting pan with aluminum foil, and place the ribs meat-side down. Tightly seal the ribs tightly in foil with the shiny side down and dull side facing outwards. In order to achieve the fall off the bone texture, it is critical that the aluminum foil is tightly sealed so that no air is able to escape.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 3 hours, or until the meat is tender and falls off the bone.


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