These easy baked Country Style Beef Ribs are melt in your mouth tender, and full of meaty barbecue flavor.
They get generously seasoned before cooking low and slow in the oven, then get slathered with your favorite BBQ sauce.
Sound tasty? Read on…
Why You’ll LOVE These Baked Beef Ribs
- Unbeatable Flavor: With a dry rub featuring a medley of spices like garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder, not to mention the final dousing of barbecue sauce, each rib is a ticket to flavor town.
- Melt-in-Your-Mouth Goodness: Slow-cooked for nearly three hours, these ribs are so tender they practically fall apart.
- Easy to Make: Despite its gourmet taste, this recipe is straightforward and so easy, even for cooking novices. You essentially set it and forget it!
- Versatile Pairing: Whether you serve it with a side of coleslaw, baked beans, or good old-fashioned cornbread, these ribs are the centerpiece that elevates the entire meal.
What are Country Style Beef Ribs?
I’m glad you asked! I didn’t know myself before spotting them on a recent trip to Aldi.
Beef country-style ribs aren’t actually ribs at all! They are typically cut from the chuck or shoulder area of the cow, offering a rich, meaty texture.
Unlike pork country-style ribs, which are more uniform in size, beef country-style ribs can be a bit more varied in shape.
However, what they lack in uniformity, they more than make up for in flavor and tenderness when cooked correctly.
Slow-cooking is an ideal method to tenderize these meaty cuts, while allowing the flavors to meld beautifully. With a decent amount of marbling, these ribs are exceptionally forgiving.
- Beef Country Style Ribs – If this is your first time eating them, you’re in for a treat!
- Olive oil – For brushing prior to adding the seasonings.
- Spice mix – Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
- BBQ sauce – Pick your favorite. We like Sweet Baby Ray’s.
How to Cook Boneless Beef Ribs in the Oven
1. Prep the ribs: Place a large piece of foil on a baking sheet. Pat dry the ribs, then place them on the sheet. Brush with olive oil, then season with spice mixture. Wrap the foil around the ribs to form a packet.
2. Bake: Place the beef ribs in an oven preheated to 300°F. Bake for two and a half hours.
3. Bring on the BBQ: Remove the country style ribs from the oven, and unwrap the foil. Be careful not to get burned from steam escaping the pouch. Brush barbecue sauce all over the ribs. Bake uncovered for 15 more minutes.
- Quality Matters: Choose ribs with good marbling. The fat will render during cooking, keeping the meat juicy and flavorful.
- Foil Is Your Friend: Wrapping the ribs in foil for the initial cooking phase helps to retain moisture, making your ribs even more succulent.
- Sauce Timing: Apply the BBQ sauce only after the ribs are already tender. Applying it too early could cause it to burn due to the sugar content.
- Rest and Relax: Don’t underestimate the power of letting your ribs rest before cutting into them. This lets the juices redistribute, ensuring every bite is mouthwateringly moist.
What to Serve with Country Style Beef Ribs
Well, pretty much anything that goes with any other barbecue! Here are some ideas:
Leftovers and Storage
Boneless Country Style Beef Ribs last well refrigerated in an airtight container for 4-5 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months in a freezer safe zip top bag.
They can be reheated in the microwave, or in the oven at a lower temperature. However, our preferred method is on stovetop with a little extra barbecue sauce mixed with a splash of water in the bottom of the pan.
Heat over medium heat with the pan covered until warmed through. It’s not as fast as the microwave, but it does keep the meat moist.
Give your barbecue night a beefy twist. Cook these Beef Country Style Ribs low and slow, and get ready for a meal so tender you don’t even need teeth!
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Country Style Beef Ribs, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!
- 2.5 pounds beef country style ribs
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- BBQ sauce
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Pat ribs dry with a paper towel. Rub on olive oil. Combine dry spices, then rub all over ribs.
- Wrap ribs in foil, then place on baking sheet. Bake 2.5 hours, or until the ribs are fork tender.
- Open foil. Slather BBQ sauce all over ribs, then bake uncovered another 15 minutes. If desired, broil for a few minutes at the end to caramelize the sauce.
- Allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
- Check the doneness with an instant read thermometer. Beef is safe to eat at 145°F, but for fall apart tender we cook to 185°F.
- Leftovers can be refrigerated for 4-5 days in an airtight container.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 609Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 187mgSodium 946mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 56g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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