BBQ Beef Recipes

Easy BBQ Oven Baked Beef Back Ribs

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This tender and easy oven baked beef back rib recipe is slow cooked in the oven at 275F for ~ 3 ½ hours, basted with barbecue sauce, and then broiled a couple minutes until caramelized.

Beef back ribs are the back ribs nearest to the shoulder of the cow, closest to the spine and tend to be elongated. They are larger than short ribs (which come more to the breastbone or underside of the cow).

The back ribs extend downward towards the smaller short ribs. They are also meatier in between the bones with not a lot going on meat-wise on top or below the visible bones.

Back ribs are what is left over when you cut the bones off a prime rib roast or ribeye steak. Therefore, they are much more affordable (and also well marbled for flavor). They need to be cooked a long time to coax out that delicious flavor but they are a very easy and crowd pleasing dinner.

The entire rack is generally ribs 6-12 (8 ribs) but they don’t always come in one big rack. In this recipe and video you can see that I have two racks (8 ribs total) and they are smallish and from nearer to the hind end of the cow. Larger back ribs will come more from the shoulder end.

Make this dish keto, low carb, paleo, or whole30 approved by using a barbecue with no or less sugar. Most bbq sauces are labeled for these diets.

Because the ribs are basted with barbecue sauce at the end, I do not put any spices on them other than salt and pepper. Feel free to add your favorite spices (paprika, cumin, oregano, chili powder, dry mustard, etc…) but bbq sauce is a strong flavor and might overpower the spices anyway.

Ribs are done when the meat shrinks away from the bone and the meat is tender.

Don’t want to cook them in the oven? Cool- toss them in a crockpot with the bbq sauce and put on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.

Can’t figure out how to get the membrane off? Don’t sweat it – most people don’t remove it anyway. Just cook the ribs. It’s not edible and can be pulled away as you’re eating.

Original of the video here

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