9 Tasty Beef Rib Recipes

Grilling, Smoking, and Using the Slow Cooker

Tender short ribs of beef braised in red wine

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Big and meaty beef ribs are perfect for any barbecue and there are so many ways to prepare them. These nine recipes represent many different methods of cooking and styles. The secret to beef ribs is to grill or smoke them low and slow, so they don't burn. Remember that beef ribs contain a lot of fat and thus need a long cooking time to let that fat out. The number one thing that people do wrong with beef ribs is to let the draining fat catch on fire. This is when the ribs burn so again remember: low and slow.

  • 01 of 09

    BBQ Beef Ribs

    Sticky BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

    The Spruce

    This is an easy way to prepare delicious, sticky beef ribs on your grill. Remember that the secret to indirect grilling is to make sure that the food doesn't get any direct heat at all. You will need to rotate the ribs occasionally to cook them evenly.

  • 02 of 09

    Slow-Grilled Beef Ribs

    Grilled ribs in spicy marinade with salad and vegetables
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    The secret to mouthwatering beef ribs is to cook them low and slow. This makes them not only tender but also very flavorful. You should probably use a drip pan to prevent flare-ups because beef ribs have a lot of fat that will burn quickly.

  • 03 of 09

    Oh Yeah Sticky Beef Ribs

    sticky ribs
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    So delicious, one taste of these BBQ beef ribs will make you say "oh yeah" throughout the whole meal! The sauce is sweet, spicy, and slightly tart from the apple cider vinegar. Try this recipe at your next cookout.

  • 04 of 09

    Smoked Beef Ribs

    Smoked Beef Ribs

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    This is the most basic method for producing smoked beef ribs. These hearty bones need time to render their fat but keep the temperature low so the meat will remain tender.

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  • 05 of 09

    Dino Bones With Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

    Dino Bones with Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

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    These succulent beef ribs are so large, hence the name dino bones. They will not only fill your stomach but also have your guests clamoring for the recipe. Give these giant, delicious ribs a try at your next cookout and brace yourself for rave reviews.

  • 06 of 09

    Barbecued Chipotle Beef Ribs

    Barbecued Chipotle Beef Ribs

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    If you love the earthy spiciness of chipotle chilies, then this recipe is for you. Complemented by the citrus-brown sugar elements in the barbecue sauce, these smoky ribs are a mouthwatering delight. Serve with grilled potato wedges and BBQ beans for the perfect meal experience.

  • 07 of 09

    Korean Short Ribs

    Korean food Braised Short Ribs, Beef rib steak
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    In Korea, beef ribs are a mainstay. These tender beef ribs are marinated and grilled fast to hold in all the flavor. The secret is to butterfly the short ribs so they fold out into long thin strips on the grill.

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    Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Ribs

    BBQ ribs with fries
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    Simply delectable, these slow cooker BBQ beef ribs are moist, tender, and flavorful. Give the short ribs a quick sear to seal in the flavor before placing into your slow cooker.

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  • 09 of 09

    Barbecued Beef Short Ribs

    Boneless beef ribs grilling over flames
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    This simple barbecue beef ribs recipe starts out in a Dutch oven and ends up on your grill. While you won't get a lot of authentic smoke flavor, you will certainly enjoy some great, tender ribs.