“Easy oven baked BBQ beef ribs that are well-seasoned to the bone, slow baked, tender, juicy and fall off the bone perfection!”

oven baked beef ribs bbq recipe

For some reason, it never fails that my sister and I get stuck making the beef ribs for family functions. Maybe it’s because we make really great oven baked beef ribs. Truth be told, we have no clue what we’re  doing and our oven baked ribs are, use to be really hit or miss.

Here’s how the conversation use to go. My sister calls me up:

Sister: Mama wants you to make beef ribs for  {insert any occasion}.

Me: No she doesn’t. You know good and well she asked you to make them.

Sister: Yes, but I don’t want to. So, I’ll buy them and let you make them ok.

Me: Umm…no ma’am!

Sister: Ok I’ll drop them off.

Me: Shon don’t bring those ribs over here, seriously!  I’m not even at home. (total lie)

Sister: Ok then I’ll just leave them by the door m-kay. Byeee. Thanks boo!!!!!! (and she hangs up before I have a chance to respond)

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That girl gets on my nerves sometimes!! LOL Gotta love her!! I think we use to hate making the beef ribs because we really didn’t have a tried and true recipe to work off of.

Yes, I have another oven baked beef rib recipe on my site but I grew tired of that one. It was a little too saucy and time-consuming. Not to mention, it wasn’t doing the best job at making my husband do the “pretend booty slap dance” after he ate them. Which is what he does when I make something amazing.

oven baked beef ribs bbq recipe

I wanted an oven baked beef rib recipe that was simple, easy and made the best beef ribs all the time. Well, I decided to do what any girl does when she needs a tried and true recipe to wow ’em, I called grandma!!!

Ms. Barbara never disappoints honey. She made my hubby and I some oven baked BBQ beef ribs when we went to visit (yes she cooks a full spread for ANYBODY who tells her they are coming over. Like seriously. She is insanely sweet like that.) and he raved about how good they were. I love when my food makes my man happy so I was determined to recreate my grandma’s ribs for him.

oven baked beef ribs bbq recipe

Well, guess what happened? My husband liked this oven baked BBQ rib recipe better than Grandma Barbs!!   The only thing I did differently was added more spices to the rib spice rub recipe. I think this kicked up the taste of the BBQ sauce and even helped to tenderize them a little more.

oven baked beef ribs bbq recipe

Now I ONLY make this oven beef rib recipe and after you try it, you may never make it any other way either. Hubby says I’m not allowed to experiment with other recipes because these beef ribs took him on a journey somewhere and he couldn’t stop eating them. He seriously almost ate the entire pan.I won’t lie, they are amazing! Juicy, fall off the bone tender, well- seasoned, perfectly saucy and sticky! Everything I look for in a good oven baked BBQ beef rib.

oven baked beef ribs bbq recipe

Ok, enough blabbering about these doggone beef ribs. Go make them for your man. For your wife.  For yourself. For your kids. Somebody! Just make them. And devour them one by one until you push back from the table totally stuffed. I may or may not have done that. I served these oven baked BBQ beef ribs with sweet corn, steamed broccoli, garlic Texas toast and cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes…and of course sweet ice tea!

Watch Me Make These Oven Baked BBQ Beef Ribs From Start To Finish!

The Recipe

Oven Baked BBQ Beef Ribs

By Divas Can Cook
4.9 from 174 reviews


  • 3 lbs meaty beef ribs
  • Liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2-4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, can used a smoked salt as well. (I used 1½ teaspoons because we kinda like our ribs a tad salty)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • Favorite BBQ Sauce (I only used a few tablespoons of Sweet Baby Ray's)


  1. Rinse ribs and dry COMPLETELY with paper towels.
  2. Douse dry ribs with liquid smoke if using.
  3. Lightly coat ribs in olive oil.
  4. Mix together seasoning and sprinkle generously over ribs, front and back. (don't have to use all of seasoning mix)
  5. Massage the spices into the ribs, adding more olive oil to help distribute the spices well if needed.
  6. Place the ribs in a large ziplock bag or covered bowl and marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 250 F.
  8. Place the ribs on a foil lined baking tray in a single layer.
  9. Add another piece of foil on top to create a pouch for the ribs to cook in. Be sure to seal the edges of the foil so that it's tight and steam won't seep out.
  10. Bake on the middle rack of 3½ -4 hours. (Mine only needed 3½ hours) Check on it after the 3½ hour mark. The oven temperature is very low so you can afford to cook it a bit longer without worry)
  11. When the ribs are done to your liking, drain off the excess fat.
  12. Brush the ribs with desired amount of BBQ sauce.
  13. Broil on low until the sauce is sticky. (this won't take long so keep an eye on it)
  14. Serve hot and enjoy!!