My craving for ribs came from my love for Famous Dave’s BBQ (love the food, I also used to work as a host there in high school) – I got it driving across the country by myself and got it in Colorado, and I really wanted to learn how to make it. I wish I did pork ribs, but I went with beef ribs to be somewhat healthier… going with pork next time though.

Anyway, making ribs takes forever – I suggest marinating them the night before to save some time (but it will still take forever because they have to be in the oven for 4 hours).

First things first, I hate when I go through recipes, then I have to go through every part of the recipe to figure out the separate ingredients for each one – so I’m breaking this down by grocery list, then the amount and how to cook it. This recipe calls for a lot of seasoning so it’ll end up being pricey, but don’t worry, I’ll have other recipes that will require the same ingredients so you can get your money’s worth!

Beef Ribs
Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Onion Power
Cajun Seasoning
Brown Sugar
Chili Powder
BBQ Sauce

3 lbs beef ribs
2-4 tablespoons Olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons oregano
BBQ sauce

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
2. Rinse ribs and dry with paper towels
3. Coat ribs in olive oil
4. Mix together all the seasoning in a bowl and season the ribs
5. Marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours
6. Line a baking tray with foil and put the ribs on it and line it with another piece of foil and seal it so it’s like they’re in a pouch
7. Bake for 3.5-4 hours (Honestly, this process took so long and mine took the full 4 hours – I’m tempted to try it again on a slightly higher temperature, but maybe your oven will be better).
8. Set your oven to broil
9. Use the brush (I felt so good and official buying one of these lol) to cover the ribs in BBQ sauce. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s, but I really should try with Famous Dave’s Sweet and Zesty sauce
10. Broil for about 10 minutes
11. Sprinkle the ribs with paprika (I don’t think this does anything except make your Instagram picture look better)

**Original recipe found on – rewritten and altered to what I learned from doing the recipe myself.**