How To Cook Ribs With Plastic Wrap And Foil

You may already know that low and slow is key to ribs—another secret to getting fork tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs is to learn how to cook ribs with plastic wrap and foil. The plastic wrap ensures the ribs retain their juices, keeping the meat moist and juicy.

What You Will Need to Cook Ribs in Plastic Wrap and Foil:

  • Ribs
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Foil Paper
  • Baking Dish
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix the dry spices together in a bowl. Make sure to mix the spices thoroughly using a fork.
  3. Cut off excess fat and any visible membrane on your ribs. You need to remove the membrane to allow the dry rub to flavor the meat while cooking.
  4. Rinse the meat with cold water. Dry the ribs well with paper towels.
  5. Rub the ribs all over with the dry mix. Take your time to really get the seasoning into the meat, rubbing with the pads of your fingers.
  6. Wrap the rib with the plastic wrap. Make sure the plastic wrap is tightly wrapped around the ribs.
  7. Wrap the plastic wrapped ribs with the foil paper. Make sure the ribs are tightly wrapped.
  8. Place plastic and foil wrapped ribs in the baking dish. Bake for  minimum of three hours.
  9. Test the tenderness of the ribs with a fork. If the meat falls off the bone easily they are done.
  10. Cool ribs in plastic and foil wrapping until ready to serve.