St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 255 min
  • serves 4 - 6

Bad to the bone gets a whole new meaning with our fabulous, fall-off-the-bone ribs, all wrapped up in a fool-proof recipe package.

Courtesy of Amanda Riva of The Hot Plate.

113 Ratings
Directions for: St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs


2 rack St. Louis-style pork ribs

½ cup brown sugar

2 Tbsp paprika

2 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp cayenne pepper

2 Tbsp garlic powder

2 Tbsp dried thyme

2 cup smoky BBQ sauce, plus additional for dipping

salt and pepper


1. Starting at least 8 hours in advance, smother ribs with the dry ingredients: paprika, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least for 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

2. Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Arrange the ribs in a single layer in a baking sheet. Smother with BBQ sauce on both sides and add 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking sheet. Cover with tin foil and slow roast for 3.5-4 hours until tender. Remove from the oven and uncover.

3. Preheat the broiler to high. Brush the ribs with extra BBQ sauce and broil until slightly charred, about 2 minutes.

4. Cut ribs and serve with additional BBQ for dipping.

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