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10 Best Beef Rib Recipes

These beef rib recipes are savory, succulent, and scrumptious. They’re so good, they might even make you weak in the knees. 

You can cook beef ribs practically any way you want. Throw them on the grill. Stick them in the oven. Drop them in the slow cooker and let it do all the work. 

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There’s no “wrong” way to do it. The trick is to find the most convenient way for you. Just be sure that it still leaves the ribs juicy and maximizes flavor. 

My favorite recipes are those that put them in the Instant Pot or slow cooker. They come out tasty and tender enough to fall off the bone. 

Now, let’s check out these 10 beef rib recipes and see if you can find your favorite.

1. Oven-Baked BBQ Beef Ribs

The secret to spectacular oven-baked ribs is cooking them on low heat for several hours.

Marinating them overnight also really helps (even though the recipe says 1-2 hours).

The combination of lengthy marinating and slow cooking is phenomenal. You’ll have the tenderest, juiciest ribs imaginable. 

And the flavor! Oh, my goodness. It’s like getting a full Cajun meal in every bite.

They taste so incredible that the sauce is pretty much optional. I still use it because I like saucy ribs.

But honestly, these would be great even without it.

2. Slow Cooker Beef Ribs

Remember those old Saturday morning cartoons? There would always be a character who’d stick an entire rib in his mouth.

Then, he’d suck the meat off while pulling the bone forward. 

As it came out of his mouth, every inch was spotlessly clean.

I feel like you could probably do that with these ribs. That’s how succulent they are. And there’s no sauce, so they aren’t messy, either. 

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The flavorful herb rub gives them all the flavor they need.

3. Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

If you’re more of a short ribs kind of person, check out this recipe. You’ll still use the slow cooker, but these get even juicier.

I love the addition of Worcestershire sauce, too. It adds a savory, somewhat smoky taste.

Additionally, it complements the herbs well and adds more depth to the overall flavor. 

Furthermore, your whole house will smell fantastic while these things are cooking.

4. Smoked Beef Ribs

Speaking of smoky, it doesn’t get much smokier than beef ribs cooked in a smoker! This recipe gives you two options for adding flavor. 

You can use a simple mixture of garlic, salt, and pepper. This one leaves the ribs much milder. They’ll have a beefy flavor with just a hint of smoky garlic. 

However, you can also use the optional homemade rub. This one gives them a rich herb taste with just a bit of a spicy kick. 

Either way, they’re delicious, and you won’t be able to eat just one. You probably won’t even be able to stop at two or three.

5. Grilled Tender Juicy Boneless Beef Ribs

Some people don’t like cooking ribs on the grill because they get them too dry. If that’s a problem, try cooking with boneless ribs instead. 

Boneless ribs tend to have more fat and less cartilage. That helps them lock in the juiciness and not get so dry even when cooked over an open flame.

This recipe is great for ensuring your ribs are moist. The sauce mixture adds a lot of moisture. After all, it’s practically all liquid-based. 

There’s soy sauce, honey, Tabasco, and red wine vinegar. These ribs will “bleed” when you slice them. 

Try them at your next barbecue or cookout. People will love them.

6. Easy Grilled Beef Short Ribs

If you just want ribs without all the sauce and seasonings, this is the recipe for you. You need short ribs, salt, pepper,* and butter.

The ribs will be juicy, tender, and delicious, despite the simplicity of the recipe.

Serve them with rolls and a baked potato, and you’re all set. 

*You can use a dry rub instead of salt and pepper for more outside flavor.

7. Asian Braised Short Ribs

These are a sticky mess, but they’re so good that you won’t care. Every bite is infused with tons of Eastern flavor. 

They taste like something you’d get at your favorite Chinese takeout place. They’re tender, and the meat practically falls off the bone. 

Plus, the sauce is so spectacular, you’ll want to lick it off your fingers. (Good thing, too, because you’ll have plenty of it on them.)

Grab a whole roll of paper towels and relax. You might get messy, but you’ll enjoy every bite.

8. Slowly Braised Beef Short Rib Ragu

I’m switching gears with this one, but it’s too good to pass up. Eating short ribs doesn’t necessarily mean eating plain short ribs. 

You can also add them to other dishes like this phenomenal ragu. It has tender, chewy noodles and lots of veggies.

It’s cheesy and saucy, and the ribs aren’t even the best part. 

Whip this up if you want to try something different with your short ribs. You won’t be sorry you did.

9. Korean Beef Short Ribs

If you’ve ever had Korean barbecue, you already know how fantastic these are. If you haven’t, I envy you. 

Because this recipe is about to blow your mind and dazzle your tastebuds.

These saucy short ribs are so sweet and so spicy. They have the most amazing balance of sweet and savory flavors. 

Every bite is pure bliss. 

The texture is outrageous, too. You won’t believe how melt-in-your-mouth soft this meat is.

Until you’ve tried it, it’s hard to imagine anything could taste so good. 

If you’re new to Korean BBQ, this is the recipe you need to try first. Don’t wait another second to experience this bliss.

10. Instant Pot Beef Ribs

Here’s another simple recipe that churns out succulent, fall-off-the-bone ribs. The meat features a robust, earthy flavor and is unbelievably simple to cook. 

This recipe is the one you’ll need if you’re in a hurry. You can have these ribs on the table in less than 40 minutes.

There’s no overnight marinating or 6-hour cook time. You’ll simply need 5 minutes to prep and another 30 or so to let the Instant Pot do its thing.

Add sauce if you like them saucy, or enjoy them as they are. You can’t beat that for convenience. 

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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