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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mouth-Watering Oven-Barbecued Beef Ribs and Barbecue Butter For Asparagus

Hankering for some meat?   How about some fall-off-the-bones, crispy, sticky, barbecue beef ribs!  Simple...

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  • Meaty beef ribs (allow about 3 ribs per person, depending on appetites)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic powder
  • seasoned salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Barbecue Sauce--available at grocery stores)

  1. Preheat the oven to 250º.
  2. Line the bottom and sides of a baking pan with foil.
  3. Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel on both sides. Place the ribs in one layer on the foil in the pan. 
  4. Lightly sprinkle the Worcestershire sauce on both sides of the ribs and rub in with the back of a spoon.  Lightly sprinkle both sides of the ribs with the garlic powder, seasoned salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Place the ribs meaty side up.
  5. Tightly cover the pan with more foil.  Bake at 250º for 4 hours, then remove from the oven.  Increase the oven temperature to 350º.
  6. Carefully (because steam will escape) uncover the ribs.  Drain accumulated fat and juices.  Brush, or spread with the back of a spoon, your favorite barbecue sauce on the ribs. Return the ribs to the oven and brown, uncovered, for about 1/2 hour.
  7. In a covered microwave-proof bowl, heat a little extra barbecue sauce briefly (maybe 10 to 15 seconds) on medium high in the microwave.

Serve with your favorite side(s), or how about some asparagus with barbecue butter (see recipe below)!  Smack away and enjoy!

Barbecue Butter for Asparagus
As Adapted from Pat and Gina Neely as seen on the Food Network

(I prefer oven-roasted asparagus and The Pioneer Woman's recipe looks good, but the Neelys offer a recipe...see link above...for pan-grilled asparagus if you'd like to try that.)

Use 1 TB of the seasoning for the barbecue butter and store the rest in an airtight container for future use.  The seasoning will keep in the pantry for up to six months.

The Barbecue Seasoning:
1 TB sugar
1/4 c. paprika
1/4 tsp. onion powder

The Butter (enough for 2 lbs. asparagus+)
1 stick slightly softened salted butter
1 TB barbecue seasoning

Mix the 1 TB of barbecue seasoning with the slightly softened butter; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve with your asparagus.  So unique and perfect with your ribs!

                             How Do You Make Asparagus Better?...

                                      With Barbecue Butter!

Printable Recipe


  1. These look perfectly cooked! They've pulled away from the bone and look ready to fall right off!

  2. Ribs? Count me in! Each time I'm here, I feel admiration...and my stomach rumbles. Thank you so much for sharing tonight. These look delicious (as always!)

  3. Gosh, both of your recipes look amazing and would be hubby approved! Those ribs are making mouth fabulous, Bonnie!

  4. Those ribs look just perfect with that caramelization and yummy char! Have to try the BBQ butter, it's a new one for us, but must be just delicious over the asparagus. This is such a summer meal for us it makes our hearts yearn through the chilly rain for the warmth that's not too far away now!

  5. Your ribs look so yummy, Bonnie! And I am definitely going to have to try the BBQ butter!

  6. @Curt @Monet @Lizzy @Cheryl and Adam @Jill/Dulce Dough - Thanks everyone for your complimentary remarks! So nice to be able to enjoy ribs all yearlong with these wonderful oven-barbecued beef ribs...I think you'll find them very competitive with ribs on the grill and much easier!

    Who would have thought that asparagus (normally considered an elegant side) could be dressed to accompany ribs to the table by adding just a little barbecue butter!

  7. I *love* beef ribs, and it is so hard to find them--yours look fantastic! I also like the bbq butter idea for the asparagus.

  8. The ribs are in the oven and cooking as I write. I’ll post a picture when they are out and plated. Yesterday we bbcued ribs on the grill and didn’t enjoy our meal for a few reasons (our fault). Today is a new day! Happy Memory Day and thank you to all who served along with their families!🇺🇸