These beef ribs are tender and juicy, and they just fall off the bone. Coated in a delicious BBQ that caramelizes when baked, these are the best oven baked beef ribs you'll find.
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My Take On Beef Ribs In The Oven
If you love ribs, just wait until you try this recipe! You'll be amazed by how well the meat cooks in the oven and how loaded with flavor they are! I mean, the meat literally falls right off the bone and is perfectly juicy. Then the balance of seasonings with barbecue sauce gives them an irresistibly crispy, caramelized crust that is to die for!
They're seriously the most delicious BBQ ribs ever, and I think you'll love how easy they are to make. Just a few minutes to prepare them, and the oven takes care of the rest.
You will have to let them marinate in the seasoning blend, but you'll have plenty of time to whip up some tasty side dishes to serve while they're doing that. If you're looking for what to serve with beef ribs, my go-to is either this old fashioned baked macaroni and cheese, this sweet potato cornbread, or this twice baked potato casserole.
- Beef ribs- anything you can get from your grocery store or butcher will work. I've made it with beef short ribs before, and it turned out great.
- Olive oil- to coat the meat.
- Smoked paprika and cayenne pepper- for a slight kick that's addictive.
- Onion powder and garlic powder- for a touch of savoriness.
- Mixed herbs- I use basil and oregano to balance out the spices.
- BBQ sauce- Your favorite storebought kind or a homemade BBQ sauce like one from this riblets recipe.
- Salt and pepper
HOW TO MAKE BEEF RIBS IN THE OVEN
STEP 1: SEASON
First, begin by rinsing the ribs and drying them completely. Then you can lightly coat the ribs with oil.
Next, take out a small bowl and combine the smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and herbs and give 'em a mix. Once they're fully mixed, you can season the ribs with the spice mixture. Place them in the refrigerator covered and let them sit for at least 2 hours to soak up all of the spices and seasonings.
STEP 2: BAKE
When the time is almost up, you can preheat the oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the seasoned ribs onto the baking sheet and cover them with a second piece of foil, making a pouch. Bake for 3 ½ hours or up to 4 hours. Make sure to check them after 3 ½ hours for doneness. They should reach an internal temperature of 200°F-205°F.
STEP 3: SAUCE AND SERVE
As soon as they're baked, generously coat the ribs with the BBQ sauce. Then, broil for another few minutes until you have a sticky BBQ sauce. Finally, serve warm and enjoy!
HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT LEFTOVERS
If you end up with any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for 4 days. Alternatively, if you want your leftovers to last longer, then you can freeze in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
My favorite way to reheat the leftover ribs is to brush them with a touch of barbecue sauce and bake them at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK BEEF RIBS AT 350°F?
It will take about 2 hours to cook them at 350°F. You'll just want to make sure to check the ribs around that time to see how they're coming along.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK BEEF RIBS AT 250°F?
Beef ribs should cook for about 3 ½-4 hours at 250°F in the oven. Then to give them a crispy crust, they'll need to be broiled for a few extra minutes after cooking.
WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD BEEF RIBS BE COOKED AT?
I've found the best way to cook them is low and slow at 250°F. This ensures the meat stays nice and tender without drying out.
More Recipes To Try Next
- Boneless pork ribs
- St. Louis ribs in the oven
- Oven baked chicken tenders
- Oven baked turkey wings
- Cream cheese chicken enchiladas
- Shake and bake pork chops
- French onion pork chops
- Rinse and completely dry the beef ribs.
- Lightly coat the ribs with the oil.
- Combine the smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and herbs in a bowl.
- Season the ribs with the spice mixture.
- Refrigerate the ribs covered for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- Place the ribs into the baking dish lined with aluminum foil. Cover the beef ribs with the second piece of aluminum foil, making a pouch.
- Bake the ribs, on the middle rack, for 3 ½ hours up to 4 hours. Make sure to check the ribs after 3 ½ hours for doneness.
- Remove the ribs from the oven and brush them with BBQ sauce.
- Broil the ribs for another few minutes or until the sauce is sticky.
- Serve the ribs warm.
Store leftovers in an airtight container or sealed bag in the fridge for 4 days or freezer for 3 months.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 17.9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 3.8gProtein: 52.1g