These beef back ribs are insanely juicy and flavorful! Baked in the oven until fall-off-the-bone tender, this foolproof recipe yields perfectly cooked ribs every time. Finish these oven baked beef back ribs with a slathering of your favorite barbecue sauce and enjoy!
What Makes This Beef Back Ribs in the Oven Recipe So Good
- The oven takes all of the guesswork out of cooking this particularly tricky cut of meat! Simply season your beef back ribs, wrap them in foil, and transfer them to the oven. Leave them to cook low and slow, before returning to perfectly tender and juicy ribs – YUM!
- You can serve them however you’d like! The quick and easy homemade dry rub included in the recipe is insanely delicious on its own. However, if you’re like me and crave even more flavor, finish your ribs off with your favorite barbecue sauce. These beef back ribs are incredibly tasty no matter which way you serve them!
- They’re a total crowd pleaser! Everyone will go crazy for this intensely flavorful recipe. I especially love throwing this recipe together for dinner guests and watch as they go crazy over this dish!
Key Ingredients for Beef Back Ribs in the Oven
Beef Back Ribs – Beef back ribs are the meat remaining after the butcher removes the ribeye roast off the bones. These ribs are known for being particularly lean since they don’t contain much meat. Though you’ll still find a decent amount of beef that when properly cooked is juicy and delicious! You can make this recipe using either a full rack of beef back ribs, or sliced ribs. I used sliced ribs since an entire rack is sometimes hard to come by.
Smoked Paprika – Since we’re cooking these ribs in the oven, the smoked paprika emulates that delightful smokey flavor as if you’d cooked them on the grill. If you don’t have smoked paprika, I highly recommend you pick some up. However, you can definitely use regular paprika instead!
- Resist the urge to remove the ribs from the oven before at least the 3 hour mark. By baking them wrapped in foil, the meat soaks in as much flavor as possible. If you check on them too early, you risk releasing too much steam, and therefore flavor, from the beef back ribs.
- These ribs are best enjoyed immediately after cooking! However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, transfer the ribs to a baking sheet, cover them with aluminum foil, and bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes or until warm throughout.
- Do not attempt to increase the temperature of your oven. Four hours seems like a long time, but trust me, it is so worth it! Cooking these beef back ribs low and slow encourages the collagen in the meat to slowly break down, creating super tender beef.
Other Barbecue Recipes You’ll Love
- Instant Pot Country Style Ribs
- Sous Vide Ribs
- Keto BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
- Chick-Fil-A Coleslaw
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Beef Back Ribs in the Oven
- Small bowl
- Baking sheet
- Aluminum Foil
For the dry rub:
For the ribs:
- 4 pounds beef back ribs
- ½ cup barbecue sauce
- Preheat oven to 275° Fahrenheit.
- Mix all dry rub ingredients together in a small bowl, then sprinkle evenly over the ribs.
- Wrap ribs in two sheets on aluminum foil and place on a large baking sheet, bone side facing up. Bake for 4 hours.
- Remove ribs from oven and aluminum foil, drain fat, then place on the baking sheet with the bone side facing down and brush with barbecue sauce.
- Set oven to high broil and broil ribs for 3-5 minutes or until crispy and caramelized.
- Make it Keto: Use your favorite sugar-free barbecue sauce and enjoy keto beef back ribs!
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Hi! I’m Sam, a travel, food and fitness enthusiast from the New York metro area. I love creating new and inventive recipes, and my favorite part is sharing them with others. My love of food goes all the way back to my early childhood, I grew up cooking alongside my mom and Nonna – the two best cooks I know! When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m either planning my next vacation, spending time outdoors (preferably on a beach), or bingeing Netflix’s latest docu-series. My passion for eating and living well led me to create the blog and Instagram account, Sam Does Her Best, where I health-ify my favorite comfort foods. I’m a big believer that good-for-you food can still be exploding with flavor and (most importantly) easy to make. I’m thrilled to be here at 40 Aprons doing what I do best – creating, photographing, and sharing delicious recipes with you all!