Slow Baked 6 hour Barbecue Ribs

Okay, I know that it has been awhile since I last posted.  I just can’t seem to get it together these days.  Balancing the preschool and kindergarten schedules, trying to make it to the gym on a regular basis, attending soccer practice and games, remembering snacks and show and tell, keeping a somewhat clean house and having dinner on the table.  And that’s just the “have-to” list.  It does not include all the surprise non-agenda items that occur on a daily basis from the the dirty diaper flinging two year old, the injury prone three year old, and the never know what your gonna get five year old.  Yeah, life just doesn’t seem to be going all that smoothly over here.

However despite the crazy chaos in my house, I thought I should send something yummy your way.  These ribs are actually quite perfect for crazy houses like mine.  They take minimal time and effort as they slow cook all day.  And just think, when your neighbor pops over at noon and your house already smells like dinner, she just might think that you actually have it all together ;)
Slow Baked 6 hour Barbecue Ribs
1 Rack Baby Back Ribs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
On the underside of the rib, remove the thin membrane and discard.
Cover the bottom of a baking dish with foil, allowing excess to hang over the sides.
Place half of the onions on the bottom of the baking dish.
Place ribs on top of the onions.
Rub one clove of garlic on each side of the ribs.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place the other half of the sliced onion on top of the ribs.
Wrap the foil tightly around the ribs, covering the completely.
Reduce the oven to 300 degrees before placing the ribs inside to bake for 5 1/2 hours.
After the ribs have baked for 5 1/2 hours, unwrap the foil and remove the onions.
Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.
Place the ribs on a foil lined baking sheet.
Brush generously with barbecue sauce.
Return to the 400 degree oven uncovered and bake for 20-30 minutes.
Serve immediately.

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  1. 1
    little miss mel says:

    Mmmmm! Looks delicious!

    I wonder, if you were making half of the ribs, or a smaller portion, you could use the slow cooker? Ever tried it?

  2. 2
    Allie says:

    These can be made in the slow cooker too. Just make sure that you brown the ribs in the oven first to prevent getting a soupy result :)

  3. 3
    Cindy M says:

    Yummy!!!!! These look delicious!

  4. 4
    Reeni says:

    Your ribs look awesome Allie! The slow cooking must do wondrous things to them. Thanks for your support and voting for me!

  5. 5
    Lori says:

    Allie – These were a hit with the family tonight. I made three racks and they ate almost all of them. My problems are solved with trying to find the perfect cooking method for ribs. Lori

  6. 6
    Seth M. Baker says:

    Just found your recipe on a search. Looks so delicious, I'm going to have to try it out…right now!

    Thanks for posting.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    I was planning on making this recipe for dinner but my family is not a fan of onions! So, I was wondering if you had a suggestion for a substitute or if you can even taste the onion? Thanks!

  8. 8
    Allie says:

    You could leave the onions out but you can't really taste them because they are removed after the ribs are baked. Let me know how they turned out :)

  9. 9
    Amy says:

    i need a printable of this…!!

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    Wenona Suydam says:

    My sister n law made these ribs for her sons graduation party a few days ago. They were a huge hit! Everyone commented on how good they were!