Beef back ribs are known for their rich flavor and tenderness, they can be prepared in various ways, including grilling, smoking, roasting, or braising.It is often seasoned with dry rubs or marinades and cooked low and slow.The cooking process helps break down the connective tissue in the meat to ensure they become tender and flavorful.It is usually served with barbecue sauce on the side


When I think of ribs, the first thing that comes to mind is Texas. Texas is known for its beef barbecue, and beef ribs are a prominent feature of Texas-style barbecue.Beef ribs are known for their rich, beefy flavor. The meat closest to the bone is often the most flavorful.When cooked properly, beef back ribs can be incredibly tender. The slow cooking methods, such as smoking or roasting, break down the connective tissue in the meat, making it tender and easy to enjoy. They are often served in large portions, making them ideal for gatherings, family cookouts, or special occasions. They can be a centerpiece dish that brings people together.


The choice of side dishes can vary depending on your personal preferences and regional culinary traditions. Here are some suggestion;

  1. Coleslaw: Creamy coleslaw, with its crisp and refreshing taste, complements the richness of beef back ribs well. It provides a nice contrast in both texture and flavor.
  2. Cornbread: Cornbread is a classic Southern side dish that pairs wonderfully with ribs. Its slightly sweet and crumbly texture complements the savory and smoky flavors of the ribs.
  3. Baked Beans: Sweet and savory baked beans are a natural fit for barbecue dishes. They provide a hearty and flavorful side that complements the meat.
  4. Potato Salad: Creamy or tangy potato salad is another popular choice.
  5. Macaroni and Cheese: Creamy macaroni and cheese is a comfort food favorite and goes well with the meaty ribs. It adds a cheesy and indulgent element to the meal.
  6. Grilled Vegetables: Grilled or roasted vegetables, such as corn on the cob, asparagus, or bell peppers, can add a fresh and healthy component to the meal.
  7. Fried Okra: A Southern favorite, fried okra offers a crunchy and flavorful side dish that complements the ribs nicely.
  8. Yellow rice:Yellow rice has a mild and slightly aromatic flavor that can complement the bold and savory flavors of beef back ribs. The spices in the rice can add an extra layer of complexity to the meal.
  9. Green Salad: A simple green salad with vinaigrette dressing can provide a refreshing and light option alongside the hearty ribs.



Beef ribs  is a mouthwatering dish. The bone-in glistening, caramelized meat showcases a tantalizing deep brown or mahogany color  from a glossy barbecue glaze.It is cook low and slow to break down the connective tissue in the meat, making it tender and easy to enjoy.They're often accompanied by sides that make the meal even more enjoyable.





  1. Preheat the Oven

    Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). This low and slow cooking method will help make the ribs tender and flavorful.

  2. Prepare the Ribs

    Pat the ribs dry after giving them a rinse. If your ribs have a membrane on the back, remove it. Use a butter knife to lift the membrane from one corner of the rack and then grip it with a paper towel to peel it off.

  3. Add mustard as a brine

    Mustard is use as a brine and marinade. Mustard adds a distinctive, tangy, and slightly spicy flavor to the brine or marinade. Mustard contains natural enzymes that can help break down proteins in meat. This can lead to more tender and juicy results when the meat is cooked. It can moisture the meat during the cooking process. As the meat cooks, the mustard forms a flavorful barrier that helps trap moisture inside, preventing the meat from drying out.

  4. Add dry rub

    You can use a store-bought rub or make your own by mixing garlic powder ,onion powder, smoke Paprika, cumin, coriander ,thyme, oregano.cayenne ,salt, black Pepper and chicken bouillon . Brown sugar can be also added in the mix . measurements for the rub is already listed. Make Sure to coat all side of ribs with dry rub, pressing to make sure the dry rub is well coated. Shake off any excess. 

  5. Marinate

    I cut the ribs apart and  marinate overnight.Marinating allows the flavors of the marinade ingredients to penetrate and infuse the surface and interior of the food. The longer the marination time, the more time these flavors have to permeate the food, resulting in a deeper and more complex taste.

  6. Wrap in Foil

    Lay out a large sheet of aluminum foil. Place the ribs on the foil, meat side up. You may need to cut the ribs into smaller sections to fit them on the foil. If you have multiple racks of ribs, you can wrap them individually or together, but make sure they are in a single layer.

  7. Seal the Foil and bake

    Fold the foil over the ribs and seal it tightly, creating a packet. Make sure there are no openings for steam to escape. Place the foil-wrapped ribs in the preheated oven for 2.5 hours 

  8. Check for Doneness

    check if the ribs are done, carefully open the foil packet and use a fork to test the meat's tenderness. It should be tender and easily pull away from the bone.

  9. Barbecue Sauce

    I like to give the barbecue sauce a lil kick. In a bowl add barbecue sauce , honey , ketchup and green seasonings. If you don't have green seasonings you can add some herbs to the mix. 

  10. Apply Barbecue Sauce

    Once the ribs are tender, remove them from the oven and carefully open the foil packet. Drain any excess liquid. Brush a generous amount of barbecue sauce onto both sides of the ribs.

  11. Broil for a Crispy Finish

    Place the sauced ribs on a baking sheet, meat side up, and broil for 3-5 minutes until the sauce caramelizes and gets a bit crispy. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.

  12. Rest and Serve

    Remove the ribs from the oven, let them rest for a few minutes and serve. I made some Yellow rice , salad and veggies to go along with it .

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