What You Need to Know about Making Oven Baked Beef Ribs

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Oven Baked Beef Ribs Recipe

What if I told you that all you needed to do was spend two minutes of active cook time to enjoy fall off the bone beef ribs? What if I told you that cooking beef back ribs in the oven could result in a near last meal bite?

This is the recipe for people just like me who don’t have a smoker or 24 hours to kill. This is “at home” cooking beef back ribs in the oven.

The hardest part of this recipe is pulling off the silver skin (the thin membrane) underneath. Use a spoon and paper towels. Be patient. I read that you can run it under hot water and it comes off easier. I’ll try that next time.

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Oven Baked beef ribs is my lazy day meal, when I have a man-sized appetite. You know, the big fat healthy food thing.

Keeping it real, every few months, I have to low-carb it. I find my jeans getting tight and that means I need to cut all grains and eat fat, meat and more fat. I never change clothes sizes, but there is a lot of wiggle room here. Just because I can fit into my jeans doesn’t mean I should, because tight means there’s a groundswell of midriff that no one cares to see.  I think you know what I mean. I turn to foods like beef ribs. Usually within a week or so, my jeans fit again.

Best Oven-Baked Beef Ribs in the Oven from Spinach Tiger

Eating oven-baked beef ribs feels like rugged eating, in a good way, when your mouth gets greasy and you’re glad you’re not eating on camera.

How to Make Oven Baked Beef Ribs in the Oven

This is so simple, it doesn’t feel like a recipe. There’s only one important thing to remember. Prior to baking, cut off the membrane underneath that holds the ribs too tightly together.

Once that membrane is off, use your favorite rub and wrap in foil. Then wrap again. Set your oven to 300 degrees F. (150 celsius, gas 2). Bake for three to four hours. That’s it. So simple. Serve with these lemony dijon purple roasted potatoes and a lemony salad like this Tuscan Kale.

Some people like barbecue sauce on their ribs. I prefer a dry rub, but if you do, uncover the ribs, apply sauce, put into a pan and bake another 20 to 30 minutes.

I used these beef ribs to make a rack when I make this prime rib. There’s no describing how good THOSE are!

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That’s it. Enjoy!

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Cooking Beef Back Ribs in the Oven

Oven Baked Beef Ribs, cooked slowly for hours, fork tender.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 pounds
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Beef Ribs
  • Rub of your choice

Instructions

  • Turn ribs over and remove the membrane also known as silver skin. Use a spoon to get under the membrane.
  • Rub ribs with your favorite rub. I like to make sure there is salt and pepper in my rub.
  • Wrap tightly with aluminum foil. Do this twice.
  • Put a pan with foil on bottom shelf to catch juices.
  • Bake for 3 to 4 hours (longer if you wish) at 300 degrees F. (150 C., Gas 2).

Notes

If you want to use barbecue sauce, uncover the ribs at 3 hours. If they are tender enough for you, place in pan with your sauce and bake for 20 to 30 minutes more.

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I can tell this is an amazing 5 star recipe just by reading it!
    I have never made beef ribs before…but starting tomorrow they are on sale ($5.99) for the holiday weekend, at metro, in Ontario, Canada🇨🇦 Prime rib (&7.99) is too! So are boneless rib eye steaks! Oh, I am in love!

    Your method is just the way I roast prime rib roast, taught to me by my Portuguese butcher!
    I have my eye on a roast for Labour Day…. Plus the beef ribs!
    And keep the bones for beef bone broth too! A winner! Double duty!

    Thanks for the guidance…I was not sure about the beef ribs!
    Gladys, Toronto🇨🇦🥩

  2. How do you use the spoon to remove the membrane? Are the ribs supposed to be wrapped individually or altogether, since the ones that I bought are sliced individually.

  3. It you want to buy really thick meaty beef ribs go to Gibson’s meat in lacy wa. It is the real deal .not those bare bones like safeway.that I would not give a dime for…a little pricy but very beefy flavor…😆😋

  4. 5 stars
    We usually do the pork ribs but your beef ribs look delicious! I have to confess — I love ribs and the beef would be a good alternative to the pork. Plus we don’t usually add any kind of bbq with beef. We like our beef nikked with just salt and pepper. Perhaps a bit of garlic but certainly not any kind of sweet/spicy sauce. We’ll have to keep our eyes open for the beef ribs. Happy weekend.

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