Easy BBQ Short Ribs

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
10 min
2 hr

6 servings

  • 4 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch long pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground thyme
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Arrange the short ribs in a 13 by 9-inch baking dish and season with salt and pepper, to taste. In a small bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Pour the sauce over ribs and toss well, coating all the pieces. Cover with aluminum foil and roast until cooked through and tender, about 3 hours. Remove the foil during the last 30 minutes of cooking to brown the top. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

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Followed the recipe exactly except doubled the sauce. The ribs fell off the bone. My husband loved these and asked me to make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed recipe exactly. Ribs came out dry and tough. The only way to cook short ribs is low and slow in liquid. It's called braising. The picture doesn't even look like short ribs. There's no bone. Short ribs are cut across the bone. This is some sort of cubes of beef. Wasted $20 worth of meat. Thanks for nuthin'. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love short ribs. I baked them bone-in for the same amount of time...falling off the bone and so much more flavorful! This is a delicious recipe and very easy, too. I would probably double the sauce and add some smoke next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The ribs were absolutely delicious. My family could not get enough of them. I took some to work and my co-workers raved over them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! First time I made ribs with so little prep time. Since I had time, and started in the early afternoon, I let the meat marinate first for a couple of hours before popping them in the oven. They were scrumptiously fresh out of the oven by the time dinner was served. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sweet and tangy never tasted so good! I have made these several times over the past few years and never had one complaint. My incredibly picky brother asked for the recipe! There are never any leftovers. I do double the sauce so I can put some on the mashed potatoes; only change I make. This will forever be in my recipe box! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We have made this at least a dozen times in the past couple of years and it has become one of our go-to meals. We serve it atop French mashed potatoes and everyone loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these as directed and at 300 for 2 hours, the sauce burned. I'm trying this again today except I'll be cooking them at 260 for 3 hours. We'll see how they turn out. I must have a hot oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These ribs were amazing! So easy to make, just mix up the ingredients, pour it on and bake. Can't wait to make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed a recipe and quickly ran to the internet, which brought me to this recipe. I put it in the crock pot due to other things happpening in the oven and even in the crock pot these were fabulous! I can't wait to try the oven version. Can't wait for everyone to try them. The sauce is easy and works perfectly with the cut of meat. I made it for a weeknight but can't wait to make it for company! item not reviewed by moderator and published
how long did you cook it in the crock pot? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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