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Fall Off The Bone Ribs Recipe

This cooking method produced some nicely flavored ribs that were falling off the bone tender. 
4.06 from 34 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Additional Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine American
Calories 1382 kcal


  • Ninja Foodi Grill or Air Fryer
  • basting brush
  • heavy duty aluminum foil
  • food thermometer
  • tongs


  • 1 rack Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • 2 tablespoon Seasoning of your choice Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Bell Pepper Flakes, Smoked Paprika, BBQ Rub etc
  • 4 tablespoon BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ cup Water


  • Let the Pork Ribs set out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the Ribs from the packaging and don't pat them dry, let the natural juices help the seasoning stick to the Ribs.
  • Remove the membrane if possible, however if it doesn't come off easily don't sweat it. Mine separated nicely after cooking.
  • Preheat your Ninja Foodi Grill on Roast to 325°F.
  • Place the ribs on top of heavy duty aluminum foil, meat side up.
    air fryer ribs
  • Season with your favorite spices and rub them in to the Ribs.
  • Sprinkle some Worcestershire Sauce over the seasoning..
  • Wrap the Ribs tightly in the foil, making sure to seal all of the edges.
  • Place the foil pouch inside the Air Crisp basket.
    ribs in foil
  • Roast on 325°F for 30 minutes.
  • Let rest inside the foil pouch for 10 to 20 minutes.
    (The internal temperature was 202°F after 20 minutes.)
  • Preheat to 350°F on Air Crisp mode
  • Remove from the foil pouch and place in the Air Crisp basket, meat side up.
    pork ribs in air fryer
  • Pour the juice from pouch over the top of the ribs.
  • Brush with the BBQ sauce of your choice.
  • Add ¼ cup water to the base pan to prevent the BBQ sauce from possibly smoking
  • Air Crisp on 350 for 5 minutes to cook the sauce on.
  • Remove from the grill, let rest for 5 minutes, serve and enjoy!
    air fryer ribs


Serving: 4gCalories: 1382kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 111gFat: 93gSaturated Fat: 33gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 39gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 391mgSodium: 1783mgPotassium: 1569mgSugar: 18gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 5mg
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