Baked Barbecue Beef Short Ribs
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dark chili powder
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce, I used Sweet Baby Ray’s
  • ½ cup lager beer
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together salt, pepper, and dark chili powder together in a small bowl. Place the beef short ribs into a large baking sheet and rub the spice mixture on both sides. Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Place the diced onions into a 9x13 baking dish, then add the short ribs on top.
  3. Mix together the barbecue sauce and the beer into another bowl.
  4. Remove the beef short ribs from the oven; pour the barbecue sauce mixture onto the beef short ribs and then use a pastry brush to spread the sauce around. *
  5. Turn the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 3 hours.
*You can either pour the barbecue sauce mixture while cooking or pour it onto the beef short ribs the last 10 minutes of cooking. If you add the barbecue sauce while cooking, it will caramelize on the beef short ribs creating a blackened texture on the outside.

Equipment Used: Pastry/Basting Brush, Baking Sheet
Recipe by Gal on a Mission at