Baste ribs with the barbecue sauce. Wrap ribs tightly in plastic wrap. Place wrapped ribs on large sheet of aluminum foil, seam side up. Wrap the plastic-wrapped ribs in the aluminum foil, making an envelope.
Place envelope of ribs on a cookie sheet or in shallow pan, seam side up. Place in heated oven and bake for 3 hours. Unwrap and serve. Be very careful as there will be steam build-up inside the package. Serve with coleslaw, baked beans and hush puppies or corn bread.
I truly expected this recipe to be a joke and have plastic melted everywhere but instead I just had the most tender delicious ribs ever. I used brand name plastic wrap and the heaveiest duty foil I could find. Cool recipe!
Jul 13, 2013
Don't be afraid of this recipe. It works. Just follow the directions and you'll end up with the best ribs ever.
Jul 3, 2013
lyricann Member since: January 22, 2012
My family loves this rib recipe. It sure doesn't get an easier than this! The only thing that I do differently is I use a large roasting bag instead of the plastic wrap. That way I don't have to peel the plastic before serving. Super yummy recipe!!
Jun 23, 2013
I'm always afraid of trying a new recipe on guests so we gave this a test run before a party. There was no need to worry because this recipe turned out perfect. I had heard of the method with the plastic wrap and foil but never believed it could work. It did! The meat was incredibly tender and more flavorful that most ribs I've tried I think because it was sealed in so tight. Also nice because it made no mess when it cooked.
Sep 4, 2012
I am making these now, I'm a bit afraid of using plastic wrap, so I'm using Reynolds oven bags. For those of you who used the bags, did you put flour in with the bag? Directions say on oven bag box to add flour in bag to prevent bursting. I don't want to add flour if I don't have to. Thanks!
Mar 19, 2011
ispthn Member since: March 19, 2011
My old profession was cooking, and worked in Kitchens for over 28 years. I did not question wrapping the ribs in Saran Wrap under foil. Have done this with numerous dishes to retain moisture. I would only recommend after 3 hrs of cooking, to unwrap & brush with BBQ sauce again, and cook for maybe 10 minutes uncovered. They are definitely fall off the bone.
Nov 10, 2010
Do not be afraid of the plastic wrap, this recipe is legit. I cooked some pork ribs just like it told me to, and in 3 hours I had a some of the best homemade ribs I've made to date. Trust this recipe!!!
Jul 10, 2010
Definitely fall-off-the-bone tender. Easy and done in 3 hrs. We found removing the plastic wrap at 2-1/2 hrs then placing on grill with foil adds to the great taste and look. A+
Nov 11, 2009
I questioned the plastic wrap when I read this, but stupidly assumed that using it in a cooler oven would be okay (and that the author must know something I don't). I ended up with melted wrap and ribs that are unsafe to eat. $15 down the drain and no dinner for the kids. They smell great and do fall off the bone, so I bet they would taste great. Wish I could find out!! We're off to KFC . . .
Aug 6, 2009
these were very good!. While still frozen, I smeared them with John Boy and billys grilling sauce both sides, wrapped in 2 layser of saran wrap and then 2 layers of heavy duty foil. Into the oven for 3 hours at 300. They were perfect. Might use a sweeter sauce next time