These are finger-licking, tender, juicy, delicious ribs cooked to perfection!
Anyone that knows me knows that I love BBQ beef ribs. I do like pork ribs too, but I absolutely love beef ribs. These ribs are cooked for about 3 hours to ensure they are tender and delicious. They are finished by smothering them in your favorite BBQ sauce and placed back in the oven or grill, whichever you prefer. When I think about food for Memorial Day weekend celebrations, I think about meats cooked on the grill or meats smothered in BBQ sauce.
One thing I like about holiday parties is that they usually take place on someone’s backyard, and in a relaxed environment. You can eat all the messy food you want and it’s no biggie, no one is judging. But ordering BBQ beef ribs at some restaurants can be problematic, I feel like I have to eat my ribs with a fork and knife and they are not as enjoyable. I can’t just bite into it and stain my cheeks with BBQ sauce. You BBQ beef rib lovers out there know that it’s inevitable. You are bound to end up with BBQ sauce on your face.
As we start the holiday weekend celebrations remember to enjoy the food and be safe. If you don’t have cooking plans yet, I encourage you to make these finger-licking, juicy, delicious ribs cooked to perfection.
BBQ Beef Ribs
- 8 beef ribs
- ½ cup of barbecue seasoning I use store bought
- 1 and 1/2 cup BBQ sauce favorite sauce to taste - less or more
- Rinse and dry the ribs with paper towels until they are completely dry.
- Place the ribs bone-side-down on a foil-lined baking tray big enough to fit all the ribs and not overlap. I use a double layer of foil to reduce the mess. The grease tends to go through the foil.
- Massage the bbq seasoning into the ribs
- Cover the ribs with foil and seal the edges to avoid the steam from seeping out.
- Place the baking tray in the middle rack of the oven, and bake at 250 degrees for 3 hours.
- Every oven is different so check on the ribs at the 2 ½ hour mark or if they need more cooking time add ½ hour.
- When the ribs are tender place them in a container while you replace the foil on the baking tray. The foil gets very greasy so it’s best to replace the foil. Put the ribs back on the baking tray and brush on the BBQ sauce.
Bake the ribs for an additional 20 minutes at 400 degrees. This will ensure the BBQ sauce sticks to the ribs. Or if you rather grill them, throw them on your grill on medium low for 20 mins (turn them after 10 minutes).
Tips: Buy ribs that are meaty, some stores have beef ribs that are not meaty and those are not as tasty.