Seasoned with sugar and spice, these oven baked beef ribs really hit the spot. The special dry rub is a little on the sweet side, with a spicy bite to balance the flavor.
When buying your beef back ribs, look for good meaty ones that haven't been stripped of too much of the meat between the rib bones. You'll often see ribs with deep notches carved between the bones, which makes one wonder why a person would even buy them. Give me the meaty ones!
For starters, the dry rub needs to be assembled. To make enough for three racks, you'll need:
INGREDIENTS - Beef Rib Dry Rub
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup granulated onion (onion powder)
1/4 cup paprika
3 tablespoons fine grain salt (canning salt or pickling salt)
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon, more or less, of cayenne pepper
Mix 'em all up real good! Store in an airtight container between uses.
Now for the ribs. Season both sides of each slab (however many you're baking) with about 2 tablespoons of the rub per side. Place a raised rack in a large baking pan, and place the ribs on the rack, bony side down.
The beef ribs go into the oven to bake at 250 degrees for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until tender. After the first hour, baste the ribs every 15 minutes with a simple mopping sauce, made of 1 cup water, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and 1 tablespoon of your beef rib dry rub.
If you like your beef ribs saucy, brush them with a coat of your favorite bbq sauce 15 minutes before removing them from the oven.
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