Boneless BBQ Rib Sandwich Recipe


Sink your teeth into this Boneless BBQ Rib sandwich for lunch or dinner. It's a filling and tasty meal for a hearty appetite.

With the crunch of the toasted Ciabbata bread, the tang of the BBQ, the caramelized onions and the juicy rib meat, this sandwich is sure to satisfy you.

This is not short on taste but will take some time to make. Be sure to save up some of your weekly allowance as this is higher in WW points.

Boneless BBQ Rib Sandwich

The ribs star in this sandwich recipe. It's pack full of taste and flavor.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Recipe Type:

Sandwich, Main Dish, Beef

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderately Difficult


  • 1 rack Baby Back Ribs (about 8 oz of meat)
  • 1 loaf Ciabatta or French bread
  • 1 med onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tbs Rub (1 1/2 tsp of each; salt, pepper, garlic powder,onion powder, paprika, and chili powder)
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 3 pats butter
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce

Directions for Caramelized Onions

  1. Slice onions and put in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Cook slowly until translucent.
  3. Add butter and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Continue cooking until dark brown but not burnt.
  5. Set aside and keep warm.

Directions for Ribs

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Trim fat a bit off of the ribs.
  3. Pat dry and brush lightly with olive oil.
  4. Season ribs with rub.
  5. Wrap ribs in foil, place bone side down on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees for 3 hrs.
  7. Remove from oven. Remove foil and pull bones out gently.
  8. Turn oven to broiler on high.
  9. Return ribs to cookie sheet and lather up ribs on both sides with bbq sauce.
  10. Broil ribs 5 minutes to caramelize sauce.
  11. Slice bread loaf length wise and butter both side.
  12. Sprinkle garlic powder on top sides and broil to toast lightly.
  13. Put ribs on bread, top with caramelized onions.
  14. Slice into 2 inch sections.
  15. 2 sections is 1/2 a sandwich which is the serving size.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 3 hours

Nutrition Facts for BBQ Rib Sandwich

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving for this BBQ rib sandwich recipe. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 3
Serving Size 1 sandwich (2, 2" sections)
Calories 443
Total Fat 18.6g
      Sat Fat 6.6g
Cholesterol 66.3mg
Sodium 2198.7mg
Total Carbohydrates 47.4g
      Fiber 3.1g
      Sugar 11.6g
Protein 20.7g

MyWW Points

Green: 15 pts
Blue: 15 pts
Purple: 15 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

12 pts
10 pts

The onion was not included when calculating the Weight Watchers Points.


These ribs were oven cooked but you could also do a smoked rib sandwich.

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