How To Cook Beef Ribs

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April 3, 2023

Beef ribs may not be as popular as pork ribs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t good or you should shy away from them. Properly cooked, beef ribs will have you reaching for more time and time again. Beef ribs are generally classed as short ribs and back ribs.

Short ribs are what the name implies: short. Usually cut 3-4 inches in length.

Back ribs are longer and slightly less meaty than short ribs.

Are Ribs Pork Or Beef?

Make sure that when you go to the butcher shop or buy from your local farmer you specify what kind of ribs you want. Ribs, as such, can be either from a pig or a cow. In this blog post, we are talking about beef ribs. (I’m all about the beef, especially and only when it’s 100% grass-fed and grass-finished.)

Alright, let’s dive into creating the mouth-watering, sticky-fingered, oven-baked BBQ Beef Ribs of your dreams.


  • 4 lbs. Beef ribs (grass-fed of course)
  • 3 tablespoons Pecan Oil, or Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Bearded Butcher Cajun Seasoning (or your preferred brand)
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • Head Country Honey BBQ sauce for basting (or use your favorite sauce)


  1. Rinse and dry beef ribs with paper towels removing the membrane if possible.
  2. Rub pecan or olive oil over the ribs, ensuring they are completely covered.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix all the spices and seasonings together and sprinkle over the ribs making sure you get them covered on both sides. 
  4. Place the ribs in a Tupperware container or Ziploc bag and place them in the refrigerator for several hours to marinate.
  5. Preheat oven to 265° F.
  6. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place the ribs onto the tray in a single layer.
  7. Wrap another piece of tin foil over the top to keep the ribs completely covered and keep the moisture from leaking.
  8. Bake for 3-4 hours or until tender to your liking.
  9. Remove the ribs, drain the liquid, and brush the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce. 
  10. Place the beef ribs back in the oven and set your oven to broil. Keep a close watch on the ribs as you just want the sauce to get good and sticky, but you certainly don’t want to burn them after all your hard work and the tantalizing smells you have been taking in.
  11. Enjoy the ribs with your favorite sides. We like baked Parmesan potato wedges and cheesy green beans. 

Alright, there you have a sure-fire recipe for oven-baked BBQ beef ribs.

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