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Baked BBQ Beef Ribs

Baked BBQ Beef Ribs

Who wants some finger-licking ribs? These oven-baked ribs are cooked low and slow for several hours to ensure the meat falls easily off the bone. Many recipes call for ribs to be barbecued, however some of us don’t have access to an outdoor grill due to the lack of outdoors space or apartment living. Luckily, the oven is ideal for cooking ribs because the temperature is constant and steady. Plus, it makes your house smell like heaven!

This recipe calls for a thick coat of a paleo-friendly BBQ sauce to be brushed on the ribs toward the end of cooking. Like most sauces, it’s best to make your own, so you can control the quality of ingredients. Many sauces, dressings and dips are made with unhealthy vegetable oils, sweeteners and artificial sweeteners.

When the ribs are done cooking, remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes or so. Cut the rib meat between the bone and serve with an extra dollop of BBQ sauce.

Baked BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 4 h

Protein: 78g / %

Carbs: 12g / %

Fat: 97g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 3 lbs. beef ribs, membrane removed
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Paleo-friendly BBQ sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Fast Prep Cooking: Oven Dairy-free No Sweeteners Nut-free Shellfish-free Kid-friendly Good for Leftovers Egg-free

Beef Rib preparation


  1. Preheat oven to 250 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, and season to taste.
  3. Generously rub the ribs with the chili powder mixture (you can also let the ribs marinate up to 12 hours in the refrigerator).
  4. Wrap the ribs in parchment paper and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven for 3 to 4 hours, or until meat falls of the bone.
  6. Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce and broil in the oven 4 to 5 minutes per side, or on a preheated grill.
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