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Paleo BBQ Ribs Recipe

Louise | March 20
paleo bbq ribs recipe

OMG these Paleo BBQ ribs were amazing and way faster and easier than any other I’ve ever made! It even got thumbs up from Jeremy’s mum (always happy to impress the in-laws!).

Fast and Easy Paleo BBQ Ribs Recipe

The trick to speeding up the process is to boil the ribs first before sticking it into the oven or on the grill (I opted for the oven since I don’t have a grill). It ensures you have really tender, fall-off-the bone ribs without cooking it forever!
Paleo BBQ Ribs Recipe

Then you can smother the ribs with delicious Paleo BBQ sauce (recipe here) and place into the oven (or the grill).
Paleo BBQ Ribs Recipe

That’s it! Serve these Paleo BBQ ribs with some veggies, potatoes (for why potatoes are paleo, read this post), and my really easy but delicious Basil Tomato Salad (recipe here).
Fast Paleo BBQ Ribs

Paleo easy BBQ Ribs Recipe

Paleo BBQ Ribs Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American



  1. Cut the ribs so that they’re in slabs of approx. 4 ribs.
  2. Place the ribs in a pot of water (make sure the ribs are submerged in the water) and boil for 1 hour. [Optional] Use a spoon to remove any scum floating in the water.
  3. Preheat oven to 325F.
  4. Place the boiled ribs in a baking pan and slather a thick layer of BBQ sauce over them (use approx. 1 cup of sauce). Place foil over the baking pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes (you might need to pour more BBQ sauce on if your sauce is very liquidy and has run off the ribs). [Optional] You can finish the ribs on the grill if you prefer.
  6. Serve with additional BBQ sauce if needed.


  • Serving Size: approx. 6-8 ribs


Chris Sorel - April 28

You should never boil meat as water is a solvent that pulls much of the flavor out of the meat and bones and makes the meat mushy. Boiling also removes vitamins and minerals. That’s why the water is cloudy when you’re done. That’s flavor in the water.

    Louise - April 28

    Hi Chris – you’re right that boiling the meat does reduce the flavor and some vitamins and minerals, but it does also speed up the cooking process. You can definitely make ribs in the oven or on the grill, but it’ll take a lot long to get it this tender. It’s definitely a trade off 🙂

Brie - June 11

How long do you bake them if you don’t want to boil them?

    Louise - June 11

    Around 3 hours total in the oven at 350F should work.

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