Top 10 Beef Rib Recipes

The Best Beef Rib Dishes

Big and meaty beef ribs are perfect for any barbecue and there are so many ways to prepare them. These 10 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 they 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 they burn, so, again, low and slow.

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    BBQ Beef Ribs
    BBQ Beef Ribs. Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

    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 evenly cook them.

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    Slow-Grilled Beef Ribs
    Slow-Grilled Beef Ribs. Evan Sklar/Photodisc/Getty Images

    The secret to mouthwatering beef ribs is to cook them low and slow. This not only makes them tender, but 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.

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    Oh Yeah Sticky Beef Ribs
    Oh Yeah Sticky Beef Ribs. Steve Cicero/Getty Images

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

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    Smoked Beef Ribs
    Smoked Beef Ribs. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    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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    Dino Bones with Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce
    Dino Bones with Chipotle Red Wine Barbecue Sauce. Ian O'Leary/Getty Images

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

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    Barbecued Chipotle Beef Ribs
    Barbecued Chipotle Beef Ribs. Derrick Riches/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    If you love the earthy spiciness of Chipotle, 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.

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    Korean Short Ribs

    Kalbi Beef - Eating in Korea
    Korean Short Ribs. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    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
    Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Ribs. Paul Poplis/Getty Images

    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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    Beef Ribs
    Tomato-Jalapeno Beef Ribs. Foodcollection / Getty Images

    A tender, mildly spicy, delicious beef ribs recipe. If you have ever wondered what to do with a jar of jalapeno jelly, this recipe is your answer.

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    Barbecued Beef Short Ribs
    Barbecued Beef Short Ribs. Jacob Snavely/Getty Images

    A simple barbecue beef ribs recipe that 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 get some great, tender ribs.