Oven-Baked Beef Ribs

These oven-baked beef ribs are cooked low and slow in the oven for incredible results. Marinated with liquid smoke, spice rub, and braised in BBQ sauce to provide tender yet succulent meat.

oven baked beef ribs recipe

Baking short ribs in the oven is one of the easiest ways to prepare them, needing only a little bit of prep and a few hours in the oven. Cooked until perfectly tender, these beef ribs are coated in spices and BBQ sauce to ensure each mouthful is as good as the last.

While barbecue cooking may reign supreme, this recipe is here to show you that we can achieve equally delicious results in the oven. Marinated, tented in foil, and cooked at a low 250°F, these come out as juicy and tender as any other beef rib recipe.

oven baked beef ribs recipe

What are chuck short ribs?

Chuck short ribs come from the top of a cow’s body, also known as the chuck area. They almost always consist of rib bones that are the first four or five on each side of its rib cage. These common types of ribs are popular for their high amount of meat and fat, and are incredible straight off the bone.

Their high meat content makes them perfect for marinating before slow roasting. Their distinct beef flavor makes them popular in Korean cuisine and goes well with gochujang sauce.

What to serve with oven-baked beef ribs with

These oven-baked back ribs are delicious on their own but you can also serve them with sauces, such as BBQ sauce or teriyaki sauce. If you are using the recipe as an entree, a side dish of mashed potatoes, fries, or white rice is the ideal accompaniment.

To take the flavor of these oven-baked beef ribs to another level, try adding a dash of orange juice to your tented foil. The acidity will cook into the meat while it’s in the oven, adding more sweetness while also tenderizing the beef.

oven baked beef ribs recipe
oven baked beef ribs recipe
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Oven-Baked Beef Ribs

These chuck short beef ribs are cooked low and slow in the oven for incredible results. Marinated with liquid smoke, spice rub, and braised in BBQ sauce to provide tender yet succulent meat.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef chuck short ribs rinsed and dried
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce

Spice rub

  • ¼ cup smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt

Garnish

  • sesame seeds
  • parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Arrange the beef ribs in a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil
  • Sprinkle liquid smoke and olive oil on ribs. Massage in well.
  • Combine spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well and break down any lumps of sugar with a fork.
  • Cover ribs in foil and leave in the refrigerator for two hours
  • Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C). Remove ribs from refrigerator and tent in foil. Ensure all openings are sealed to stop heat or steam from escaping.
  • Cook in the oven for 3 hours
  • Remove ribs from oven and open foil. Brush BBQ sauce over ribs
  • We’re going to bake these in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3 1/2 hours.
  • Broil on low until sauce is sticky
  • Remove beef from the oven and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes. The meat should be tender and you should be able to glide a butter knife in easily.